Divorce in or out of Court

Divorce in or out of Court provides options. Divorce is far different today than it was only a few years ago. Couples facing a divorce now have choices and can decide on their own path to settling a divorce – in court or an out-of-court approach.

It is easy to distinguish a divorce in-court from an out-of-court divorce. A divorce in court involves attorneys preparing for a trial in which a judge will make decisions for the family by evaluating the legal positions taken by attorneys. An out of court divorce does not involve preparing for a trial, judges, positional attorneys and does not require that decisions be made based on the application of laws. What do these distinctions mean for a person getting divorced? 

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Cleland Collaborative Divorce can take people through the options, the benefits and determents of both paths and help them to identify the best approach for their circumstances.  

Contact us for a free consultation. We are happy to speak with you about our approach, discuss your options, and help you decide what's best for you and your family.

Cleland Collaborative Divorce - call: (586) 876-9165 or email: ssc@clelandsolutions.com


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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