My experience in family law began in law school when I clerked for a prominent... more
My experience in family law began in law school when I clerked for a prominent family law attorney in Detroit. I gained valuable experience before I even took the bar exam. After law school, I immediately started practicing family law and have been doing so ever since. I am active in the family law community as I currently serve on the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Council. In the past I... view profile
I am a Family Law Attorney, Mediator, and Family Law Collaborative Attorney... more
I am a Family Law Attorney, Mediator, and Family Law Collaborative Attorney practicing primarily in Oakland, Livingston, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. My financial background assists in analysis of the marital estate (assets and liabilities) and resolving financial disputes. My philosophy is to resolve each case amicably when possible to minimize the impact of divorce. I also believe that alte... view profile
Have worked at the same law firm for a very long time and enjoy the diverse... more
Have worked at the same law firm for a very long time and enjoy the diverse expertise which a 40 person law firm provides. Also, am a caretaker for my elderly mother which drew my interest into elder law as well as the corporate and business practice i have been practicing my entire career. Most enjoy business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, business sales and purchases and bus... 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.