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March 16, 2020
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divorce mediation in michigan femminineo attorneysDivorce can be a big, daunting animal. The legalities are overwhelming and the rules are many, plus the emotional and mental drain of the experience. As a result, many divorcing couples are drawn to mediation. They believe the process of divorce mediation in Michigan might let them resolve their arguments quickly and easily and avoid the conventional court process. While mediation works for some people, it isn’t the right answer for every pair.

Can You Get Along with Your Ex?

Couples divorce for many reasons, and the main impetus behind the divorce obviously impacts whether the split will be amicable or not. For example, a couple that has grown apart because of a now empty nest may approach divorce differently than a couple who have both been unfaithful.

If you are not interested in making life easy for each other, mediation could help you learn how to work together – or it could be the absolute worst thing you could possibly try.

Here are some signs that mediation could work for your divorce:

  • Your desire to divorce is mutual.
  • You work well together, even when you disagree.
  • You can be fair and diplomatic.
  • You have a complete understanding of your shared finances.
  • There is still a sense of trust between the two of you.

If you are already at odds with your ex or if one of you has repeatedly lied in the relationship, mediation could be much more difficult to make work.

Can You Abide by Someone Else’s Suggestions?

A mediator is an impartial third party. They have no vested interest in a marriage and its dissolution. They are invested, however, in helping a divorcing couple come to their own solutions about how to break down their union, divvy up their finances, and even work out parenting time.

A mediator is a valuable professional who can help couples make difficult decisions, and potentially save them from unnecessary legal fees. However, it’s essential that you respect a mediator’s position, their role, and how they can help you. If one or both of you is argumentative and unyielding in all ways, mediation may not be the best road to divorce.

The Role of a Mediator

If you do think that a mediator can help you reach an amicable divorce, that’s great. Now it’s important to consider the capabilities of a mediator to determine if they’re the right resource in general.

A mediator cannot take the place of a divorce lawyer. Even if the mediator is an attorney or once practiced divorce law, they are not allowed to provide legal advice. Divorce is a legally binding contract, so you still need the assistance of a Michigan divorce lawyer along the way.

Some divorce lawyers appreciate when clients use mediation – it can save some people money and save the lawyer time. A mediator, in some situations, can help a divorce be completed more quickly.

Mediation does involve plenty of back-and-forth and face-to-face meetings with your ex to come to decisions about every matter. If you can’t imagine that much interaction with your partner, you can save yourself from the emotional hurdle of mediation and opt for the legal process of divorce only.

If you’re considering divorce mediation in Michigan, talk to a divorce lawyer first to determine what’s best for your split. Schedule your initial consultation with the divorce lawyers at Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb. Contact us today.


What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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