Brian A. Pappas, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director... more
Brian A. Pappas, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director Alternative Dispute Resolution Program at MSU College of Law, is a civil and domestic relations mediator trained and experienced in both facilitative and transformative methods. A certified civil and domestic relations facilitative mediation trainer, Mr. Pappas teaches civil mediation, domestic relations mediation, adv... view profile
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 assist people in resolving their family law issues with dignity and respect for... more
I assist people in resolving their family law issues with dignity and respect for all parties involved. I have more than a decade of experience guiding people as they reorganize their families, and I am trained and comfortable using every popular method of dispute resolution. I am committed to being a leader in my field, and have been elected by my peers to lead the State Bar of Michigan's Fami... view profile
Youwill create a better life if you know how to choose the divorce process that... more
Youwill create a better life if you know how to choose the divorce process that works best for you and your family. I can help. I have practiced divorce exclusively in Washtenaw County since 1978. I received my 30 Divorce Mediation Training in 1983 and continue to take advanced training. I was trained in Collaborative Practice in 2005 and continue to take advanced training.
Steve Reed, founder of Reed Law Group, P.C., graduated cum laude from Thomas M.... more
Steve Reed, founder of Reed Law Group, P.C., graduated cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1991 and has been a trial attorney in the Ann Arbor area since 1992. Although his primary focus has been Family Law, he has successfully litigated cases in various areas of the law, including criminal, personal injury, business disputes, and landlord tenant issues. Steve's goal is to always... 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
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.