Golden & Jernigan P.C.

Golden & Jernigan P.C.

Golden & Jernigan P.C. is a professional law firm serving the Grand Rapids area with Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, Immigration Law, and Social Security Law services.

specializes in family law and bankruptcy along with extensive experience in personal injury, disability, estate planning, business formation, immigration, social security and even criminal defense.

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Divorce Statistics. Challenge Accepted. Kinnaman Mediation. West Michigan.

Mark has some interesting statistics on divorce to share.

In this video, Mark rattles off the facts behind the divorce rate.Some will view these statistics as intimidating, some will become offended and some will ta...



We see this day in and day out but there is help and there is hope

Divorce isn't the end. We hope that if you are going through something difficult that you can feel your strength and know that healing is possible.

You don't have to do it alone. Visit for free support and educational therapy videos.


Our Rockford office is thankful for these beautiful gifts from a client.

[12/23/20]   Earlier this year our firm was retained to represent four individuals who were in immigration detention. Currently, and for a variety of reasons, all were able to spend their holidays with their loved ones this year ❤️


FYI for anybody visiting our Rockford office in the next week.

We have some exciting news! As you know, small businesses and restaurants have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and we are now putting into place the Rockford Outdoor Refreshment Area (RORA) to help our downtown businesses.

Starting Tuesday, December 15 we will be closing Main St. to vehicles from Bridge St. to Courtland St. and placing picnic tables, benches, fire pits and lights in the street to encourage more take-out dining as well as shopping. The RORA is expected to be available for use starting Thursday (12/17) in the evening. Tables and seating areas will be available on a first come first served basis. We ask that you continue to follow health department guidelines while enjoying the RORA.


We received a very thoughtful appreciation gift from another local firm. It is nice to work with other firms for referrals and help on case files. Thank you.

[10/21/20]   Our Rockford office is without power like the majority of town. Please email or leave a voice message and we will get back to you.

[10/05/20]   Our most valued employee at our Rockford office is celebrating 15 years with our firm!! We are so appreciative of you Lynette ❤️


Our Rockford office now has a drop box! As always we appreciate a call before dropping documents off; however, if you stop and we aren’t available you can drop your documents in the box. It is located next to the back door! Thank you!


Our Rockford office has a new look. Check it out next time you are in town.

[06/02/20]   Thank you for your understanding during this unpredictable time. The Executive Order issued yesterday by the Governor allows our office to begin having face to face appointments. We will be allowing clients to come into our office by appointment ONLY. If you need to drop off or pick up documents you must call ahead of time. You are required to wear a mask and maintain social distance. We ask that only the client(s) come in with no other family members or children at this time. We DO NOT have a public restroom available. We also ask that if you are feeling ill or have been around anybody who has tested positive for COVID-19 that you rescheduling your appointment.

You may make an appointment with Rockford by email or calling 616-866-3350.

You may make an appointment with 44th Street by email or by calling 616-538-5510. 04/21/2020

Kent County Relief Fund Providing Emergency Cash Relief to Kent County, Michigan Families Affected by COVID-19 The COVID-19 crisis is devastating for thousands of Kent County, Michigan workers who have lost their jobs and rely on a regular paycheck to afford necessities like shelter, food, transportation, baby products, an... 04/01/2020

Why now is a good time to have an Estate Plan Without a proper Estate Plan in place, a family would have to go thru Probate Court to make some of the most important decisions in the event a loved on is incapacitated.


We are required to follow the governors recent order and recommendations limiting face to face contact with clients. We are available by email and telephone. Our offices are staffed at this time with very flexible hours. If you need urgent assistance please email your attorney.

Here is the recommendation regarding child pick up and drop offs for clients with minor children. Please see section 7.b.4.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this uncertain time.


Face to face interactions with clients are prohibited at this time. Video and/or phone conferencing along with email exchanges are our options until further notice. Please call with any questions and/or concerns.

[03/16/20]   The safety and well-being of all staff and clients are our number one priority during these uncertain times. Please continue to be flexible and patient as we work with the court and fellow colleagues. As of right now, the courthouses are selectively adjourning cases in which we ask that you please still plan to attend all scheduled events related to your case unless we notify you otherwise.

Please also note that our staffing has also been limited and effected. We will do our absolute best to follow up with new client appointment inquiries and current client emails and phone calls during the course of the COVID-19 outbreak; However, please be patient as there may be longer than normal delays in following up in our responses.

We appreciate and value all our clients and hope all are taking the necessary precautionary measures to remain safe and healthy.


Golden & Jernigan P.C. and Staff


Divorce can be hard, shocking, emotional and hurtful. Moving on, being appreciated and learning self-worth are important for your mental health and those relying on you. Most importantly know you are not alone during these life changes.


A nice thank you from a very generous client in appreciation for the hard work on their case!

[10/16/19]   Today in mediation:

Attorney to mediator - (snide and condescending tone): Opposing counsel is using "funny" math. I don't know what that is.

Me: It's called division. 09/09/2019

Living Well Counseling | Counseling for everyday people

Anyone needing divorce help have a great referral for counseling services.

[08/28/19]   Power is currently out at our Rockford office. A goose flew into the power lines. Please be patient with us.


Today’s tip....


Both office locations will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 to observe Memorial Day.


A homemade thank you gift from a thankful client!


A thank you gift our Rockford office received from a client.


I have been working with some clients concerning credit repair. This is a really good book and I recommend it to anyone looking for ways to increase their credit score in order to obtain bank financing.

[02/08/19]   Update!
1. Rockford is still without phones and internet today 2/8. Much of town has no power as well.
2. 44th Street is going forward with their scheduled remodel project so their office is scheduled to be closed today 2/8 and Monday 2/11.

We value all of our clients and appreciate your patience!

[02/07/19]   Our Rockford location has power but does not have telephone or internet. There is currently no estimated restoration. Thank you for your patience!

[01/30/19]   Our Rockford office is closed today 1/30/19. If you have an appointment please email [email protected] to reschedule later this week.


Our Rockford office has new windows thanks to Polar Seal! What a great way to end 2018!


We want to wish all of our clients, friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for clients that appreciate us despite their personal struggles. Thank you to this generous client!


Our Rockford office received this one of a kind piece of art as a thank you. It is important that we do our best for every client no matter who they are or where they are in life. We believe that many cross our path for a reason even if we are unaware why at that time. We can’t wait to get it framed so we can display it! 10/02/2018

Expect a long line at Secretary of State on Monday Starting Monday, long lines are expected in at Michigan Secretary of State offices as driver responsibility fees are officially eliminated.


We love client appreciation! Such a nice thank you card!! 05/01/2018

How Long Does a Bankruptcy Stay on Your Credit Report When consumers have more debt than savings and are faced with mounting bills and saddled with other ones such as student loans, filing for bankruptcy might be the only option. However, if you are considering filing for bankruptcy it’s important to consider the long-term consequences.



50 Courtland St
Rockford, MI

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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