Preparing For Divorce

I encourage anyone considering a divorce to start the process by preparing for divorce. Understanding the issues, options, and alternatives available can significantly impact the outcome of any divorce. The following links provide some information you may wish to consider as you prepare for the steps ahead:


Step 1 - DECIDE


Discernment Counseling - helps people to decide whether to divorce or work to save the marriage:

Protecting your mental health during divorce:

The link between divorce, stress and health problems:




How divorce can affect children

Steps to mitigate negative effects


Step 3 - MINDSET


Keeping perspective to avoid a bad divorce

Turning off the combative voices:

Mindfulness and divorce





Collaborative practice:

Do-it-yourself divorce:


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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