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.

Taking Divorce Virtual

August 25, 2020

How a Jameson Law Manages a Virtual Divorce Case in Colorado  This blog first appeared on the website for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Read the original blog here.   In the era of COVID-19, everyone is using virtual meeting software to conduct business. However, my Collaborative Divorce colleagues and I were already doing it.  A Case Follows Its… more

The Changing Legal Landscape

August 11, 2020

Change is the only constant. With new ways of practicing law, we discover new efficiencies.

Facing Zoom Fatigue

July 28, 2020

Remember the days when we had time before and after a meeting to prepare and process? There was no “Zoom fatigue” back then!

Antiracism in Family Law

July 14, 2020

As a member of the IACP Diversity Committee, I’m taking steps toward antiracism, inspired by Dr. David Campt, a national expert in equity and cultural competence.