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

After decades of practicing in other firms, Peskin-Shepherd sought to create a one-of-a-kind law firm that focused on family law 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 family 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. Having my own firm allows me to not just be a lawyer, but carry this message through social media, relationships, and as a role model that no matter what path a relationship takes, we can be respectful and kind and have good outcomes.”

Transitions Legal helps people make their lives better. Whether that’s bringing financial wisdom and independence to a formerly-controlled spouse, freedom from domestic abuse, or simply a peaceful parting for spouses seeking a collaborative end to their relationship, Transitions Legal focuses each case around the particular client’s needs and goals.

The firm guides clients in forming new definitions of family and self, building healthy relationships in the next phase of their lives.

From full Collaborative and Litigation cases to Limited Scope Representation, Transitions Legal serves clients in Southeast Michigan who seek optimal outcomes for their relationships and their lives. The firm’s “mediative” approach is a realistic perspective of potential outcomes based on client goals, working alongside clients to reach a place where their reality and their goals align.

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Taking Divorce Virtual: How a Michigan Collaborative Team Manages a Case in Colorado

This blog first appeared on the website for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. It’s ironic that in the era of COVID-19, everyone is clamoring to use Zoom and other virtual meeting software to conduct business, because I and my colleagues in Collaborative Divorce were already doing it. This case began in the typical in-person format in […]

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