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Oct 2012
October 15, 2012

Warner Attorneys Featured in Crain's article on Divorce Trends

In a Crain’s Detroit Business article published today, Warner Norcross & Judd family law attorneys Nazli Sater and Ric Roane shared their views on how the economy impacts divorce. During the recession, many unhappily married couples didn’t see divorce as a financially viable option.  However, the recovery is encouraging these couples to take action, according to the article.

Sater suggested that divorces are becoming more complicated due to cultural and societal changes, including more women in higher-paying jobs. She also noted a rise in the frequency of men who seek equal child-custody rights.

Roane, president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, outlined alternatives to traditional divorce proceedings that can be free of courtroom drama.

"When a case is resolved in court, often times the husband and wife are both unhappy with the result.  In mediation or collaborative practice, they at least reach the point of 'Yes, this is the deal I can live with,’ " Roane told Crain's. "It allows you to maintain control of your decision."

Crain's subscribers can read the full story HERE

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