Margaret (Margo) Nichols, a principal of Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach &... more
Margaret (Margo) Nichols, a principal of Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg, P.C., a family law firm in Ann Arbor and Birmingham, has been selected as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s “Women in the Law” for 2014. Ms. Nichols was selected based on her years of service to the Michigan State Bar Foundation (president since 2000) and her excellent representation of family law clients dur... view profile
I am a former Pastor (20+ years) who made a career change in my late 40s. I am... more
I am a former Pastor (20+ years) who made a career change in my late 40s. I am married with two adopted (China) children. My previous pastoral work influences my legal focus and interests, which tend away from litigation and toward win-win resolutions of conflict. I am especially interested in helping seniors and their families understand and deal with the complexities of our modern society. I... view profile
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.