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WHAT'S COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE?
Collaborative Divorce is for divorcing couples who want legal representation, but would like to avoid litigation. The parties and their attorneys agree, in writing, to complete the divorce amicably. Read More
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Experienced Family Law Attorneys Who Understand It Is Your Divorce
Once you’ve made the difficult decision to divorce, you want to avoid litigation and avoid having a Judge or the Friend of the Court making decisions regarding your family and your life. Most people fear that litigation is inevitable. However, you can take control of your own divorce by hiring a Michigan divorce attorney who will help you reach your goals, while avoiding the expense and emotions of litigation.
By choosing the right divorce attorney and choosing a process such as:
One Lawyer Divorce
Many divorcing couples want to share one lawyer to handle their divorce. They may have already decided how they want to divide their property or have limited assets to divide. However, in Michigan, one lawyer cannot ethically represent both parties in a divorce. Therefore, after receiving numerous requests to represent both parties in a divorce, we have created a procedure to allow our firm to handle all of the paperwork and assist in completing the divorce from beginning to end.
Collaborative Divorce is for divorcing couples who want legal representation, but would like to avoid litigation. The parties and their attorneys agree, in writing, to complete the divorce amicably. The attorneys assist the parties in resolving the issues in the divorce cooperatively instead of litigating. The parties agree to voluntarily exchange information and all negotiations are completed in meetings with the parties and their attorneys.
In divorce mediation, the parties and their attorneys meet with a neutral mediator, who facilitates the negotiation between the parties and helps them reach a settlement. In all divorce cases in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties, the courts require the parties to mediate their divorces prior to going to trial.
you can maintain control over your divorce, and make all of the important decisions regarding your family and your own life post-divorce.
FAIR SETTLEMENT WITHOUT COURT
The divorce system in Michigan works for everyone except you and your family. The system works for the courts because it moves cases along toward completion. The system works for attorneys because they are able to bill significant amounts of money shepherding their clients through a system that is fairly predictable. The system works for everyone, except three groups of people: Mothers, Fathers and Children. Hire a divorce attorney who is completely focused on helping you obtain a fair settlement without going to court.
FOCUSED ON AMICABLE DIVORCE
Pitler Family Law and Mediation, P.C. is the only Michigan family law firm devoted exclusively to Amicable Divorce. Please take the time to review our website. Educate yourself on all of the issues related to your divorce, such as child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, property settlements and retirement.