Assets InternationalMichal (Paula) Barnes, Genealogical Researcher – Michal is a native of Argentina, where she studied Criminal Law and worked in the Criminal Federal Court of Buenos Aires. Before relocating to the United States, she embarked on an extensive family tree that goes back to the mid-19th century, discovering missing relatives in Europe and the United States. That combination of legal training and genealogy makes Michal a perfect fit for our Research department, which she joined in September, 2016. Michal is passionate about her position as it uses her skills and training to recover and return assets to individuals and families alike. She particularly enjoys being able to use these skills to help South American and other Spanish speaking clients – a unique niche. When not at work, Michal enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys cooking and taking long walks, and she is an avid reader. She can be reached at 248-557-4960, ext. 302 or by email at