Transitions Legal is a family law firm specializing in Divorce, Collaborative Divorce, and Mediation, founded by divorce lawyer Alisa Peskin-Shepherd in 2013.

After decades of practicing in other firms, Peskin-Shepherd sought to create a one-of-a-kind firm focused on family law, divorce, and mediation as a path to help people through life transitions, rather than setting them up for acrimony, difficulty, and sadness.

“Divorce does not have to be agonizing,” she says. “It can simply be a way to compassionately end a relationship that has fulfilled its purpose, without judgment and with healing.”

It was important to carve out a specific identity based on Peskin-Shepherd’s unique approach to divorce law.

“I want people to see that divorce is not an end,” she says. “And even if it’s not something that you initially want, most people end up in a better place once they get through it.”

“Establishing my own law firm allows me to be more than a divorce lawyer. I educate and support people through social media, collaborative relationships, and in the community at-large. No matter what path a relationship takes, we can be respectful and kind and have good outcomes.”

Transitions Legal helps people live better. Whether that’s through financial wisdom and independence from a formerly-controlling spouse, freedom from domestic abuse, or a peaceful parting for spouses seeking a collaborative end to their marriage, Transitions Legal focuses around each client’s needs and goals.

From Collaborative Divorce and Litigation, as well as child support cases and Limited Scope Representation, Transitions Legal serves clients in Southeast Michigan who seek optimal outcomes for their families. The firm’s “mediative” approach is a realistic perspective of outcomes based on client goals, working together to reach a place where reality and goals align.

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