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!

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!

Lisa Taylor

Taylor-Made Solutions, PLLC

I've noticed that when you google "divorce Michigan," some posts pop up warning against mediation, but when you look closely at the authors, you see these posts are written by large firms that practice divorce litigation, so of course they want you to avoid mediating, since that means they won’t get your business.

Do NOT be fooled....

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Divorce Mediation saves time, saves money and saves stress

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

Lisa Taylor

Taylor-Made Solutions, PLLC

Naturally, how much a divorce costs is one of the main questions on your mind if you are thinking about getting a divorce. The answer depends in large part on what process you use. A litigated divorce can cost tens of thousands of dollars but a mediated divorce will cost far less.

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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.

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.

Divorce Mediation saves time, saves money and saves stress

Online Mediation - Resolve Conflict While Maintaining Social Distancing

Lisa Taylor

Taylor-Made Solutions, PLLC

I understand that COVID-19 has brought much uncertainty into your life, and it may feel like everything has come to a standstill. In addition, the associated fear, isolation and restrictions have added even more stress on already strained relationships. However, with some innovation, you can move forward with dispute resolution to lessen your family’s stress.

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