Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
I have been trained since 2006 and I have handled many (40-50) cases. I was the President of the Board of CPIM, which is the State of Michigan Collaborative organization and I am a founder of the local practice group, Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan. I am a member of the training team, PRISM perceptive, LLC, which as done 5 of the last 6 basic Collaborative trainings in Michigan since 2009.
Professional ActivitiesI am on the family law council and 2 committees for the state bar, family law section, past chair of the family law section of the Grand Rapids Bar, and on the Kent County Court's pilot project committee. I am currently the secretary of the Grand Rapids Bar.
Calvin College, BA (with honors) 1975
Notre Dame Law School, JD, 1978
CommentsI am a member of the international organization (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals), previously on the state board (Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan) and the local organization (Collaborative Divorce Professionals of West Michigan). I am 100% committed to the Collaborative practice for all cases that are appropriate.
* 2 - 2.5 day training
* Advanced training on rights and responsibilities of terminating the process, how to have them at 'hello,' and group dynamics.
As part of PRISM LLC, Deborah Berecz and I have presented at four basic trainings in Michigan. We have presented twice at FORUM for general interest and five or so advanced trainings for the State of Michigan.
Natalie Alane (517) 482-2000;
Jennifer Johnson (616) 551-2311;
Erica Wikander (616) 551-0452;
Dennis DeKok (616) 774-4560; and
Margaret Allen (616) 433-7193