Nancy Ballast | Grand Rapids Divorce & Family Lawyer

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Real Estate, Family Law, Divorce, Criminal, General Practice, Driver's License Restoration


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Nancy is a solo practitioner in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her practice areas are family law, real estate, criminal defense, and driver's license restoration. She belongs to the Family Law, Criminal law, and Real Property law sections of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

She also serves on the State Bar Committee for Libraries, Legal Research, and Legal Publications, as its chair.  

Her hobbies are reading, crafts, and weight lifting.
Position Organization Location Duration
Board Member, secretaryHeather Downs Community PoolGrand Rapids, MIFebruary 2016 – Present
Board Member, SecretaryWest Michigan Special Hockey Association (WMSHA)MichiganMay 2014 – Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of Nancy L. BallastGrand Rapids, MIAugust 2013 – Present
Board MemberFamily CrossroadsGrand Rapids, MIJuly 2012 – November 2013
Research AttorneyLaw Offices of Gary SegattiMichiganMay 2013 – September 2013
ExternLaw Offices of Diann J. LandersGrand Rapids, MISeptember 2012 – December 2012
Judicial Extern/Volunteer Law ClerkKent County Circuit CourtKent CountyJanuary 2012 – April 2012
Graduate Research AssistantThomas M. Cooley Law SchoolMichiganSeptember 2011 – November 2011
Administrative AssistantSt. John's United Church of ChristGrand Rapids, MIJanuary 2008 – May 2010
Technical Writer - ContractCascade EngineeringGrand Rapids, MI2004 – 2005
Technical WriterInforGrand Rapids, MIOctober 2000 – February 2002
Accounts Receivable - CollectionsIServMichiganJanuary 2000
Distributon Manager/Copy Writer/Advertising/SalesArray Media GroupGrand Rapids, MI1997 – 1999
School Degree Major Graduation
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolJD Law School2013  
Western Michigan UniversityB.A.Philosophy, English, French1994
State / Court Date
Michigan2013
  • -West Michigan Solo and Small Firm Practice Network

    -West Michigan Special Hockey Association

    -State Bar of Michigan

    -Grand Rapids Bar Association

    -State Bar of Michigan

    -Family Crossroads
  • -Atticus Finch (Ethics) Award | Thomas M. Cooley Law School

    -Participation - Associate Editor | Thomas M. Cooley Journal or Practical and Clinical Law
  • --P. F.-- -Practice Area: Child support -Outcome: Successful -Description: This client came to me facing a show cause hearing - in other words, possible jail time - for failure to pay child support. I was able to keep him out of jail, and help have his arrears forgiven. --R.S.-- Practice Area: Family Outcome: Successful Description: This client was seeking a modification to his parenting time order. The court heard a motion, referred the case to mediation at Friend of the Court. At mediation the other parent agreed to split parenting time, 50/50 which was what the client was seeking. --A. W.-- -Practice Area: Family -Outcome: Successful -Description: This was a change of domicile case. This client needed to move out of state with a minor child. The judgment of divorce requires court permission for such a move. At an evidentiary hearing, Nancy was able to negotiate a solution between the other parent and the court. --J. W.-- -Practice Area: Family -Outcome: Successful -Description: A divorce case. This client had been married to an alcoholic for over 20 years. The divorce involved separation of retirement accounts, real property, and personal property. Nancy was able to get a 60% property settlement for this client. --D. L.-- -Practice Area: Family -Outcome: Successful -Description: This client owed over $20,000 in child support arrears for a child that was proven not to be his. Under the revocation of paternity act, Nancy did a motion for relief from judgment, and his arrears were forgiven. --Lisa W.-- -Practice Area: Family -Outcome: Successful -Description: This client came to Nancy seeking a divorce after finding her husband had been unfaithful. The client was successful in having 75% of the former husband's retirement account paid to her as part of the judgment of divorce, instead of waiting for a spousal support decision from the judge. --Lisa W.-- -Practice Area: Family -Outcome: Successful -Description: This client came to Nancy seeking a divorce after finding her husband had been unfaithful. The client was successful in having 75% of the former husband's retirement account paid to her as part of the judgment of divorce, instead of waiting for a spousal support decision from the judge. --Mike P.-- -Practice Area: Criminal defense -Outcome: Successful -Description: This client is required to be on the Sex Offender Registry. After 10+ years of compliance with the registry, he missed his registration month. Nancy negotiated an agreement for a misdemeanor "attempt" at failure to register, with fines and costs due, instead of the felony charge of failure to register.

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Nancy Loukus Ballast
29 Pearl St Nw
Ste 410
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
42.9664775,-85.6693798

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