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GRAND RAPIDS DIVORCE MEDIATION ATTORNEYS
If you or a loved one are faced divorce in Grand Rapids Michigan and think that divorce mediation my resolve your dispute rather than a contested case, it is important to contact a Grand Rapids Mediation Attorneys at Krupp Law Offices P.C.. Our mediation attorneys can answer your questions about divorce mediation at no cost to you. Mediation attorneys work on bring the parties together to resolve their disputes in a peaceful nonadversarial method. Mediators are paid hourly for services. It is extremely important to contact a mediation attorney at Krupp Law Offices PC for more information about divorce mediation. Our office provides 85 years of experience in divorce and child custody mediation to guide you to a mutual solution to your dispute. Call us now and speak with an attorney that can explain divorce mediation.
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DIVORCE MEDIATION - A SOLUTION TO YOUR DIVORCE AND CUSTODY DISPUTE?
WHAT IS DIVORCE MEDIATION AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Divorce mediation is a process of resolving the issues in your divorce through discussion and mutual agreement rather than litigation and the trial process. Typically mediation is nonbinding (the decision must be mutual to agree on something). Divorce mediation can be done with or without attorneys.
Often times attorneys can offer constructive information to work toward a settlement that the parties cannot do on their own. Mediation usually starts with the parties gathering information on assets and debts that were accumulated during the marriage. What was accurred prior to marriage is typically separate property, but can be considered marital. After the financial information is gathered, a mediator typically meets with the parties to determine what they can agree on and what is in dispute. They then focus on resolving the disputed issues. If an agreement can be reached, it is reduced to writing and signed by the parties. This agreement is binding on the parties and converted into a divorce judgment that is entered with the court. Divorce mediation that is nonbinding is typically ordered prior to a trial date. Mediation is not used if domestic violence is involved in the relationship.
HOW MUCH DOES DIVORCE MEDIATION COST?
Divorce mediation can be less expensive than litigation if the parties truly want to resolve there differences and are open minded about the mediation process. Typically, the parties pay a mediator by the hour. Being organized can save money. Also, figuring out what is at issue prior to mediation can also save money. Typically a mediator will charge by the hour for their time. The typical rate is 250.00 per hour. Some mediators charge more and some charge less. It is important to get a mediator that is experienced in divorce practice to help explain issues and resolve them. An inexperienced mediator can often cost more money even if the rate is less. They require more time to figure out solutions to problems due to a lack of experience.
CAN I FORCE THE OTHER PARTY TO MEDIATE OUR DIVORCE?
Can I force my spouse to mediate our divorce? The short answer is no. The court will order the parties to nonbinding mediation. Ultimately everyone has a constitutional right to a trial. Mediation is most effective if both parties are actively participating and want to use the process to resolve their dispute. If one party doesn't want to resolve the issues, than mediation can be a waste of time and money.
GRAND RAPIDS MEDIATION ATTORNEYS
Divorce and custody law can be complex. It is extremely important to retain an an attorney mediator who has extensive experience in divorce and child custody disputes. Experience Matters! If you or a loved one or friend is facing divorce and think that mediation may resolve your dispute, you should contact a mediation attorney at Krupp Law Offices P.C.
Krupp Law Offices P.C. represents clients in divorce and custody cases throughout West Michigan, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven, and the counties of Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Newaygo, Montcalm, and Ionia.
GRAND RAPIDS DIVORCE INFORMATION:
- DIVORCE V ANNULMENT - Comparing Divorce and Annulment Process in Michigan.
- DIVORCE PREPARATION - What to do before you file.
- SEPARATION - What happens if I separate and don't file for divorce?
- FAULT DIVORCE - What is the difference between fault and no fault divorce?
- PATERNITY - How do I establish paternity and start support and custody?
- DIVORCE AND BANKRUPTCY - How does one effect the other?
- DIVORCE AND POST JUDGMENT MOTIONS - How do I modify my divorce judgment?
- DIVORCE AND ALIMONY (SPOSUAL SUPPORT) - How is spousal support determined?
- DIVORCE AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS - Is Social Security a marital asset?
- DIVORCE PROCESS - What is the divorce process?
- UNCONTESTED DIVORCE - What is an uncontested divorce compared with a contested divorce?
- DIVORCE AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS - What happens to retirement benefits?
- DIVORCE PROPERTY SETTLEMENT - How do we split up our assets and debts?
- DIVORCE MEDIATION - What is divorce mediation? How does it work?
- DIVORCE ARBITRATION - What is arbitration compared with mediation?
- DIVORCE AND MEDICAL DEGREES - How does a medical degree get divided in a divorce?
- DIVORCE AND BUSINESS INTERESTS - How do we divide a business?
- DIVORCE - PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
- DIVORCE WAITING PERIOD - Is there a waiting period to get a divorce?
- DIVORCE AND PARENTING TIME - How is parenting time determined?
- MILITARY DIVORCE - How do I get a divorce if me or my spouse are in the military?
- DIVORCE AND RESTRAINING ORDERS - How do I get a Restraining Order?
- DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY - How does the court determine custody?
- DIVORCE AND CHANGE IN DOMICILE - Do I need the courts permission to move?
- DIVPRCE - ISLAMIC
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Christian KruppCEO & Founder
Christian G Krupp II was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Chris attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1988.He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was a member of law review and one of the few students that had his law review article published.Christian Krupp graduated from law school with honors in the top ten percent of his class.His legal career started and Dykema Gossett, Michigan’s largest law firm.While at Dykema, he was involved in a diverse practice groups including the corporate, finance, and legislative areas.
George KruppCreative Director
George Krupp was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan.He was admitted to practice law in 1961 and started practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1962 in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office.After years of success in the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, George Krupp left for private practice where he has worked for over fifty years.Over his fifty years of experience he has represented thousands of clients in civil and criminal cases.His primary concentration has been in domestic (family law / divorce cases) and criminal cases.