Attorney Sean Blume has devoted his legal career to the well-being of children and families. Sean has been an attorney in private practice since 2007, representing clients in Michigan in juvenile law, family law, estate planning, and probate matters.
Sean began his legal career working for Wayne State Law School’s Development Office, then transitioned into managing grant programs helping young people who were aging out of foster care successfully transition to independence. His efforts contributed to the programs he managed becoming national models for assisting transitioning foster youth. Following this experience, Sean spent a year working as a staff attorney and policy analyst for Detroit City Councilwoman Sheila M. Cockrel.
Sean spent the next four years working at Lincoln Hall of Justice in Detroit, defending juveniles who were charged with crimes and also being appointed as attorney for kids whose parents were dealing with abuse and neglect cases.
In 2007, Sean founded the Blume Law Group in order to focus his efforts on the work he loved best: serving families and children. For over a decade, Sean has represented families in divorce, custody, support, guardianship, estate planning and probate matters, including cases involving high conflict, significant assets, and other complex issues. Local courts have even recognized Sean’s commitment to children’s well-being and have appointed him as a Lawyer-Guardian ad Litem (LGAL) to represent the children’s best interests in family law custody and parenting time disputes.
Sean recognizes that all families are unique, so he takes a creative approach to resolving family disputes. He is trained in mediation and the Collaborative practice model, both of which allow him to see the pathway to resolution in cases which are complex and possibly even combative. He also has years of courtroom trial experience and is able to prepare cases to be tried in the instances where a more peaceful path isn’t possible. Having these different skill sets allows Sean to approach each case using the tools most likely to bring along a successful resolution. He views an attorney’s role as one of helping to resolve disputes and reducing stress on children, rather than just fueling the fires of hostility, which really only creates stress for the entire family (and needlessly raises their legal bills).
In addition to his work with clients, Sean also serves on the Family Law Council for the State Bar of Michigan. When not working, Sean enjoys bicycling, discovering local artists, and spending time with his family and their Shih Tzu at home in Rochester Hills.