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Divorce doesn’t have to be messy. It does not have to be an ending, or even a beginning. It can simply be a transition from one phase of life to the next.

That’s how the Transitions Legal team, led by family law expert Alisa Peskin-Shepherd, views family law. We guides clients toward peaceful resolution of dissolving marriages achieve and maintain post-divorce harmony, especially when children are involved.

“The first step is to articulate your basic values – what’s important to you? Make your choices on that basis,” says Alisa Peskin-Shepherd, a family law attorney and mediator with nearly three decades of experience in SE Michigan. “If you know your priorities, it is easier to decide which fights are worth fighting and which ones you can skip.”

Bringing experience and insight in divorce and child custody, mediation, collaborative divorce, and more, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd offers exquisite attention to detail, compassion and a mediative approach to resolving legal issues related to divorce and family. Her proven strategies and solutions help clients transition from one situation to the next with ease. Much of her work focuses on resolving post-judgment issues efficiently and effectively. 

New Alimony Tax Laws

New Alimony Tax Laws

This year brought new tax laws, following President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. In my world, the biggest impact of these new tax laws is how it impacts divorcing couples where alimony is involved.  Read about it here.  It used to be that when a divorced spouse paid alimony, the payor could claim 100 percent of that payment as

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