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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.