Hello and thank you for checking out my profile.
My name is Dan Stauffer. I am the owner of Alternative Resolutions & Law, PLLC, one of the very few firms dedicated to helping couples, private individuals and legal entities (companies) resolve their divorce or other conflict. That conflict may be very legal in nature (that is already deeply involved in litigation), just getting started, or at any point in between.
I believe the vast majority of people deserve the opportunity to create an agreement that is in their interests (beneficial to their families), in a timely manner, and at a reasonable cost (parties share the mediator’s fee). Studies show mediation is successful in more than 80% of cases. So, reach out to me and let’s get started on letting you get on with your life.
Most people do not realize they have the power to resolve most of their non-criminal disputes without litigation and with or without attorneys. Please reach out to me for a more complete picture of how this works. By the way, an agreement reached in mediation is a legally binding contract which is enforceable in a Michigan Court of Law.
My approach to helping resolve your conflict may involve mediation. I may also help by acting as your negotiator (a subject I have been teaching to law students for many years). In your Divorce, I may also represent you as your Collaborative Divorce Attorney.
You see, you have several options for reaching resolution, and I am ready willing and able to assist you in doing so.
State Court Administrative Office approved MEDIATION TRAINING
GENERAL/CIVIL MEDIATION TRAINING
DOMESTIC RELATIONS MEDIATION TRAINING
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SCREENING TRAINING
ADULT GUARDIANSHIP MEDIATION TRAINING
CHILD PROTECTION MEDIATION TRAINING
Other Training in Relevant Areas
COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE ATTORNEY / MEDIATOR TRAINING APPROVED BY COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE INSTITUTE of MICHIGAN
I am on the Court Approved Mediator List in every county from Lansing to the shores of Lake Michigan.
I mediate in the Mediation Centers in Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing, and St. Joseph.
I regularly coach for SCAO approved mediator training courses
I am admitted to practice law in the courts if the Great State of Michigan
Member of the State Bar of Michigan
Member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association
I was born and have lived in West Michigan for the majority of my life. I am most proud of my three children and my grandchildren. I thoroughly enjoy my work and balance it with my love of family, outdoors activities, reading, and gardening.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2010||08/23/2021|
|Executive Director||West Michigan Academy of Music for Girls||1997 - 2005|
|Computer Operator, Sales, Customer Liaison and Technical Support||Various Major West Michigan Corporations||1974 - 2015|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Juris Doctor||2010|
|Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI)||Master of Management||1990|
|Grand Valley State College||Bachelor of Science||1973|
|Classes taught regularly to Law Students 2011 through Present||Negotiation and Mediation||2011|
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