Henry Bergmans is the founder and owner of Bergmans Law P.C. His practice focuses exclusively on family law. Henry helps clients with the full range of family issues, from uncontested divorce and child custody to high asset divorce, premarital agreements, and other family concerns. Regardless of the type of matter, he offers trustworthy, dependable, and honest guidance tailored to your personal situation and needs. Providing exceptional client service is a cornerstone of his practice.

Practice Approach and Experience

Henry has a deep understanding of the complex and emotional nature of a family law matter and a passion for helping individuals and families through difficult times. Through his client-focused approach to practice, he provides you with the one-on-one support and skillful counsel that are crucial in making the best informed, long-term decisions for yourself and family.

All along the way, Henry calms your fears and responds to all your concerns and questions. He guides you through making a healthy transition in your life, by navigating through the process with you based on a personalized roadmap that addresses your unique circumstances and goals.

Henry’s philosophy and approach to practice are built on a foundation that includes much more than the knowledge and skills acquired in his many years of law practice. Just a month before he graduated from law school in 2010, Henry completed a highly successful 30-year career as a business executive at the International Business Machines Corporation, which culminated in him serving as the Director of Global Sales Operations at IBM.

In his position at IBM, Henry was responsible for the company’s critical situation and complaint management worldwide, which required him to utilize high-level crisis management skills to resolve significant problems by working closely with the affected individuals. That experience and the skills he developed at IBM significantly amplify his ability to quell high-conflict issues through negotiation. He often achieves success by identifying practical solutions for issues that may initially seem irreconcilable, thus avoiding the need for expensive litigation.

Negotiation and Litigation Skills

Through his many years of business and family law experience, Henry has developed exceptional negotiation skills. He is adept at navigating through even high-conflict family law situations in an exemplary manner.

Henry is also a proponent of the collaborative approach to resolving family law matters, which enables the parties to work with a team of professionals and with each other to find mutually agreeable solutions to issues. In situations where collaboration is a possibility, the process can help divorcing spouses reach a resolution that is sustainable over time and as positive as possible for all family members.

When negotiation and the collaborative approach are not viable routes to finding solutions, Henry confidently and proactively protects his client’s interests in the courtroom. Through his extensive litigation experience in family law matters, he has established a solid reputation as a highly effective courtroom advocate.

When you turn to Henry for help with any family legal matter, you receive the full benefit of the extraordinary skills he has developed in his professional and legal work. You can rest assured that Henry will guide you through the legal process in the most appropriate manner based on your personal circumstances, needs, and goals, while endeavoring to reduce the conflict and find the best resolution for you and your family.

  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2010
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.B.A., 1980
Bar and Court Admissions
  • State of Michigan, 2010
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2010
  • United States District Court Western District of Michigan, 2010
Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Livingston County Bar Association