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Sterling Heights Firm Uses Mediation to Resolve Divorce Issues

Experienced Sterling Heights attorney helps to build consensus

Ending a marriage creates a tremendous emotional strain. The time, cost and aggravation associated with litigation can make the situation even worse. At Dawson Family Law, PLLC in Sterling Heights, I have mediated family law cases in several Michigan counties and am dedicated to using the mediation process to help clients and their spouses resolve divorce terms in a private, respectful, cost-effective setting. By discussing issues before a qualified third party, spouses can find common ground on matters such as child custody, alimony and property division. Moreover, an informed perspective on the law and relative strength of each side’s case might convince spouses who are reluctant to compromise. Even if your breakup has been marked by conflict, I can outline how divorce mediation might be the right option.

Michigan family lawyer and mediator helps clients save time and money

My firm seeks the method of divorce that works best for the people I represent.  Whether you’re looking to conclude your marriage through some form of alternative dispute resolution or are unsure about its potential benefits, I can help you understand:

  • The mediation process — Each marriage and divorce is unique. Mediation allows for more flexibility than the court system. Sessions can be handled on your schedule and focus on issues of particular importance to your situation. I represent clients with the same vigor and dedication I devote to litigation while remaining committed to the cooperative nature of the mediation process.
  • Collaborative divorce — In collaborative divorce, parties share information and work together to reach a comprehensive agreement. The process starts when the parties negotiate and execute a contract stating the guidelines and commitment to this method of resolving any open issues. By bringing in subject matter experts and avoiding adversarial litigation, mediation allows divorcing spouses to pursue a mutually agreeable resolution together. If the process breaks down, spouses can divorce through traditional litigation.
  • Marital settlement agreements — Once the parties finalize their divorce terms, my firm can draft a Marital Settlement Agreement that can be submitted to the court for incorporation into the dissolution order. Should unexpected complications arise pertaining to custody, visitation, alimony, property division or some other part of the divorce, I’ll work with the other side to resolve them promptly and fairly.

My firm offers a free initial consultation to learn about your situation and goals. After developing a detailed understanding, I can assess how mediation might proceed and how long the process might take.

Contact a skillful Michigan attorney for a free consultation regarding divorce mediation

Dawson Family Law, PLLC handles divorce mediation proceedings for clients throughout Michigan and other States. To learn about your options in a free initial consultation, please call 833-671-4445 or contact me online. My office is in Sterling Heights.

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  • Sterling Heights Office
    43805 Van Dyke Avenue
    Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
    Phone: 586-731-7400
    Fax: 586-731-6370
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