Monday, September 16, 2013

Alternate Dispute Resolution in Michigan

By:  Carole L. Chiamp of Chiamp & Associates

Many divorcing couples ask how to resolve their divorce and other family law issues outside of a court room.

Alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of methods for resolving disputes outside traditional methods such as litigation.

The Michigan Supreme Court has published a Court ADR Pocket guide which answers most questions about the various approaches to resolving disputes by alternative methods. The guide answers:

    1.    What is ADR?

    2.    How do court use ADR?

    3.    Why do courts use ADR?

The information is available at the Michigan Supreme Court website:

Thursday, September 12, 2013