Michigan law recognizes collaborative practice as a way to provide full time legal representation to divorcing spouses while avoiding courts and combative attorneys. Specially trained attorneys help the spouses to resolve the divorce by reaching mutually acceptable agreements.
So how does Collaborative Practice work?
Each spouse hires an attorney with collaborative training. The spouses then sign an agreement in which they agree to find a mutually acceptable resolution to the divorce without going to court. The attorneys and the spouses then collect all the information needed and hold meetings to discuss issues and find solutions. When a final agreement is reached the attorneys handle all of the necessary paperwork to make the divorce official.
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