Collaborative divorce is another form of alternative dispute resolution making a mark on the world of domestic relations law. In a collaborative divorce, the parties make a commitment to one another to settle their case outside of the courtroom. A team is developed consisting of collaboratively-trained professionals who work with the clients to create an agreement that is focused on their needs as individuals and as a family in transition. Only after the parties reach and sign a settlement agreement do they actually file their divorce case with the court. This process allows parties to address their particular concerns without the repercussions that sometimes come with the battles of litigation. Collaborative divorce is a private, respectful way to end a marriage in a safe environment surrounded by trained professionals.
Michele is a trained collaborative attorney and member of the local, state, and international collaborative professional groups. She is also a current member of the Board of Directors for the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan. She has witnessed firsthand the benefits that collaborative divorce can have on parties and is excited to offer her clients this option in resolving their divorce.
If you’d like to learn more about collaborative divorce, check out the following resources and contact us for a consultation where we can answer any questions that you may have.