Welcome to a New U.S. President

January 18, 2021

This week, the United States inaugurates a new President, with a major change in Administration after a tumultuous election season. There are many reasons why change can be good, and in this blog, I’d like to focus on how the new American presidency might affect divorce, marriage and the way people get along in our… more

This Is What It’s Like to Work with a Divorce Lawyer

January 4, 2021

Some clients might wonder what to expect when working with a divorce lawyer. While your case is on your mind 24/7, your divorce lawyer has other cases simultaneously, so it’s helpful to know how the interactions will flow once you choose the lawyer you want to work with. Step 1: Introductory Meeting Here, you will get… more

How to Negotiate in a Divorce

December 21, 2020

There is no one outcome or way to negotiate for a divorce case, because every case is as different as the people pursuing the divorce. With that in mind, we must consider a variety of details when we negotiate the terms of a divorce. Here are some things to think about when you’re negotiating your… more

Processing Divorce in Court during COVID… On Zoom?

December 7, 2020

It’s not news that we are in extraordinary times, with divorce court cases being held over video chat platforms like Zoom. I’ve been wondering how this experience is for clients who, for the time being, don’t have to stand in front of a judge in a hushed courtroom.

How Much Will You Get? Determining Child Support

November 23, 2020

In divorce cases litigated in Michigan, the amount of child support is determined by a formula developed by the State office of the Friend of the Court. In most cases, we have no say in the amount of support after providing documentation of income sources.

Building an Inspired Divorce Strategy to Achieve Your Desired Outcomes

November 9, 2020

Do you have a divorce strategy? A strategy is defined as a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall goal.

Start a Divorce Case with the End in Mind

October 26, 2020

One reason I like Collaborative Divorce so much is that we begin the divorce case with an ideal outcome in mind. Usually, the divorcing parties want to be collegial and, if they are parents, work together once their marriage is legally over. With these goals, you make decisions to get there. Often, you don’t want… more

Deciding Whether to File for Divorce?

October 12, 2020

It’s 2 a.m. and you can’t sleep. Should you file for divorce? Should you end your marriage? Is there anything left to salvage in the relationship? Is it time to move on? You haven’t been happy for a long time. You and your spouse are constantly fighting, or maybe you’re just ships passing, living separate… more

Hello! My Name is Alisa Peskin-Shepherd, and I am a Divorce Lawyer

September 28, 2020

Hey there – you may already have met me on my “About” page or on the bio page of my website listing my experience. If you haven’t, let me introduce myself: I am Alisa Peskin-Shepherd. I have practiced family law for more than 30 years, and I love my work. Why would Alisa Peskin-Shepherd enjoy helping… more

Leadership Requires Awareness

September 8, 2020

With a goal of being an effective leader, I’ve been reading about how to cultivate leadership skills. What comes up again and again is the importance of building awareness.