Preparing For Divorce - Part 2

It is a well-known fact that many divorces are initiated at the beginning of the New Year.  In Part 1, of my guide to preparing for divorce, I explained the initial four steps you might wish to consider as you prepare.

In Part 2, the following links provide some additional information you may wish to research as you continue to proceed. Understanding the issues, options, and alternatives available can significantly impact the outcome of any divorce.




Learn about the different divorce processes, such as mediation:

Collaborative Practice:

Do-it-yourself divorce:




Financial security, especially if you are 50 or over

Pick a divorce process that fits your budget:

Learn about how many attorneys it takes to get a divorce - for couples who only need legal guidance, sharing one attorney is an option - and a far less expensive option:


Step 3 - COVID


Understand how Covid will impact your divorce process:

Apply lessons from Covid to your divorce:




Talk to experts in law, some of whom offer a free consultation. Obtain different viewpoints about how each divorce process suits your needs and fits your budget:


Cleland Collaborative Solutions offers a FREE one hour consultation that gives people the information they need to make a smart decision about divorce. No matter what option you choose, Cleland Collaborative Solutions can help you. For full details please call (586) 981-0990


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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