Divorce Attorneys Advocating for Women's Rights
Experienced family law & divorce lawyers offer a compassionate approach
DAWN's divorce attorneys belong to the State Bar of Michigan and the Family Law Section. Our legal experience includes real estate, probate and estate planning, and business matters. Our understanding of these areas benefits our clients who rely on us to negotiate and draft property settlements and related documents, especially when substantial assets or complex business interests must be analyzed and evaluated.
Contact the Michigan family law firm suited to a woman's needs
David M. Caplan
David Caplan attended Tulane University and Wayne State University to receive his undergraduate degree, received his law degree from Detroit College of Law in 1974 and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in the same year. He has 38 years of practice experience in family law matters with more than half of those years dedicated solely to the representation of women. He has practiced under the DAWN banner since founding the firm in 1992, filling a niche that would finally help level the playing field between women and men in all family law areas. While David finds it flattering for DAWN to have spawned imitators, he believes they have copied the notion but not the spirit of his firm: protecting women's rights with professionalism and integrity. David enjoys cooking, motorcycles and cars. He has been happily married for 43 years and has two children and four grandchildren.
Matthew A. Caplan
Matthew Caplan has been practicing in the family law field exclusively for the past 15 years. Matthew's expertise lies in the areas of divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, paternity, post-judgment modifications, high-conflict cases, and litigation of large asset estates and complex financial matters. Matthew attended and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992, Wayne State University Law School in 1997, and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1997. Matthew takes pride in the work he has done bringing justice to the lives of clients who suffered at the hands of abusive spouses. He enjoys assisting those in great need and relishes the opportunity to help the underdogs of the world stand up for themselves. Matthew is an avid runner, golfer and cook, who enjoys spending time outside with his wife of 13 years and 10-year-old son.
Joanne M. Golden
Joanne Golden graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2003. After working in the human resources field for five years, she returned to school to obtain her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2011 and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan the same year. Joanne is active in the Women Lawyer's Association of Michigan and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, where she sits on the board of directors for the young lawyers section. She is dedicated to protecting the rights of her clients and helping them get through stressful situations with grace and dignity. Joanne enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.