Peaceful Divorce Resource

An ongoing series of informational entries

Divorce Mediation saves time, saves money and saves stress

Michigan Supreme Court Supports A Peaceful Divorce!

April 14, 2019

Lisa Taylor

Taylor-Made Solutions, PLLC

Joint Filing, Non-Adversarial Language, and Streamlined Court Process Are Here! I am so excited! I worked on the Supreme Court Collaborative Law Committee, and we created new court rules to allow parties who reach a settlement using mediation or Collaborative Law to file in court jointly, using non-adversarial language and a streamlined process. These rules took effect April 1st.

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Divorce Mediation saves time, saves money and saves stress

Yes, You SHOULD Try Mediation!

May 12, 2019

Lisa Taylor

Taylor-Made Solutions, PLLC

I've noticed when you google "divorce Michigan," some posts pop up stating that you should not mediate, but when you look closely at the authors, you see these are posted by very litigious firms, who think families going through the trauma of divorce should further traumatize their families by pitting mom and dad against each other. 

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Divorce Mediation saves time, saves money and saves stress

Divorce Mediation versus Litigation in One Easy to View Table

Lisa Taylor

Taylor-Made Solutions, PLLC

It is obvious to me that divorce mediation is far better for people than litigation, but I realize that is because I have been an attorney for over 25 years, and I know what litigation really looks like. Many people who have never been involved in a lawsuit think you get your day in court to tell your story and then the judge issues a decision. That is just not how it works. First of all, most cases, more than 95%, settle, they do not go to trial, so you may never get in front of a judge! Beyond that, even if you do have a trial, the path to trial is long, stressful, adversarial and very expensive.

In days to come, I will expand on these ideas, but for now, I have created a table to help you compare early mediation with litigation.

Please click for table.

And, of course, I would be happy to explain in further detail if you would like to call me, (248) 909-0631.