Randall Pitler

3315 N. Campbell Road
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
United States
Office Phone: 248-584-0400
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

At Pitler Family Law & Mediation, P.C. we understand that there is no such thing as an 'easy divorce.' Even when parties have already decided how to divide their assets or have limited assets, the experience of a divorce can be very difficult. Therefore, we will take the time to listen to your problem, answer your questions in plain English, explain the legal process and work with you to develop goals and help you reach a satisfactory result.
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We believe that decisions regarding your divorce and your children should be made by you. This is why we encourage our clients to resolve their cases through collaborative divorce or mediation. By choosing an amicable divorce, you and your spouse can make the decisions yourselves at a conference room table, instead of allowing a Judge to make the decisions for you in a courtroom.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): State Bar of Michigan ~ ~U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan ~ - Family Law Section ~ - Alternative Dispute Resolution Section ~ ~Oakland County Bar Association ~ - Family Law Committee ~ - Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee ~ ~Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan ~ - Board Member 2012 ~Collaborative Divorce Professionals of SE Michigan ~ - President 2009-10 ~ - Vice-President 2008-9 ~ - Secretary 2007-8 ~ ~Michigan Council for Family and Divorce Mediation ~Michigan Inter Professional Association ~ ~Volunteer, WXYT/WJR Call for Action/Ask the Lawyer ~Volunteer Mediator, 48th District Court Small Claims ~

Undergraduate Education

Michigan State University, B.A., English, 1988

Professional Education

University of Detroit, J.D. 1992

Comments

In most cases, the parties almost never get their day in court. In Oakland County in 2011, fewer than 2% of divorce cases went to trial. Since most cases settle out of court, we feel it is in our clients' best interest to work toward an amicably resolution from the beginning, instead of after spending countless months and dollars preparing for a trial that will never take place. <br> <br> We believe that collaborative divorce provides the ideal environment for a divorce resolution. Collaborative divorce allows the parties to dictate the tone and the pace of their divorce. Further, the negotiations are completed in a conference room instead of a courtroom, so personal and financial information remains private. Finally, experts such as therapists, child specialists and financial professionals are available to assist both parties. <br> <br> We find that this team approach results in a resolution that is in the best interests of both parties and, most importantly, in the best interests of the children.