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Divorce Litigation and the Five Key Considerations – An Overview

Divorcing couples are immediately faced with a decision about how to proceed with the divorce process. It is important that they begin by consulting with divorce experts to help them determine what options are appropriate for their situation, includ… Read More
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The Keys to a Better Divorce

Historically divorce is associated with high costs and a long and stressful process that can be difficult for everyone involved. Today people have options that make it possible for them to significantly reduce the cost, time and stress of divorce. Read More
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Changing Old Ways for the Better - Family Court

I recently read a book by Atul Gawande titled “Being Mortal.” It describes the history behind the American medical system’s care for the elderly. In it I found many parallels between this history and the history of our family court system. The… Read More
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The Collaborative Mind in the Age of Specialization

I am a big fan of Wendell Berry. A farmer, conservationist and an author of excellent works of fiction, he is above all a social critic. One particular target of Berry’s criticisms is our current age of specialization, which has accelerated rapidly… Read More
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One of the primary missions of Cleland Collaborative Divorce is to help you resolve your divorce in Michigan without going to court, through mediation and collaborative practice. Learn more about the benefits of these approaches.
Although Cleland Collaborative Divorce sees divorce litigation as a last resort, it may be unavoidable. In these cases, our work centers on protecting your interests while preventing costly, unnecessary battles. Learn about how we help.

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