About Us

Grand Rapids attorneys Jennifer L. Johnsen and Erica L. Auster came together in 2006 to form Johnsen Wikander, P.C., which has since been renamed West Michigan Divorce.
With over 30 combined years of experience in divorce and family law, both litigation and alternative dispute resolution, the firm has gained a reputable presence in West Michigan as an honest, dependable legal resource dedicated to helping people find the best solution for their complex situations.

Whether volunteering for community-based fundraisers and nonprofit events or supporting the American Cancer Society by participating in the Relay for Life, our respectable lawyers have demonstrated a continued investment in our community.

To learn more about the professional backgrounds of our Michigan attorneys and their staff, visit their profiles:

About Jennifer Johnsen

Jennifer L. Johnsen


Jennifer’s passion for family law and desire to help those in need, along with her instinctive entrepreneurial drive, pushed her to live out her lifelong dream of opening her own legal practice. Jennifer is dedicated to aggressively, compassionately, and ethically representing her clients. She focuses on protecting her client’s interests and pursuing the best result.

About Erica Auster

Erica L. Auster


Erica aims is to vigorously and compassionately represent her clients and protect their interests and legal rights. She recognizes that each individual has different needs and is committed to providing individual attention and candid legal advice.

About Aime VanderMeer

Aime VanderMeer

Administrative Assistant

Aime started her professional career as an administrative assistant with the Gerald R. Ford Job Corp. She joined West Michigan Divorce as an administrative assistant/office manager in 2018. In addition to this role, she is also the administrator for Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Michigan (CDP) and Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan (CPIM).

Teaming up with our clients to solve family problems

Our mission is to represent our clients as individuals in a compassionate, efficient, and thoughtful manner during the legally complicated and emotionally difficult process of family dissolution.

Contact West Michigan Divorce

When you contact West Michigan Divorce, you can expect one-on-one service with a skilled family law lawyer. We value our clients and provide them with the attention they deserve.

If you are seeking sound legal advice and representation for your West Michigan divorce or other family matter, call us today at 616-233-9160 or contact us online.

Our business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and early morning and evening hours by appointment. We represent clients in Kent and Ottawa Counties, and the surrounding areas.

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We care about your story

We understand that every person has a different story; that is why we take an individualized approach to each of our clients’ situations.