Divorce Using Collaborative Practice

Michigan law recognizes collaborative practice as a way to provide full time legal representation to divorcing spouses while avoiding courts and combative attorneys. Specially trained attorneys help the spouses to resolve the divorce by reaching mutually acceptable agreements.

So how does Collaborative Practice work?

Each spouse hires an attorney with collaborative training. The spouses then sign an agreement in which they agree to find a mutually acceptable resolution to the divorce without going to court. The attorneys and the spouses then collect all the information needed and hold meetings to discuss issues and find solutions. When a final agreement is reached the attorneys handle all of the necessary paperwork to make the divorce official.   

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If you would like further information on the changes to Michigan divorce law, please get in touch. 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.


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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