About Michigan Divorce Helper
Michigan Divorce Helper was created due to the demand of divorcing parties seeking help with their Do-It-Yourself divorces.
In 2004, Randall Pitler created Pitler Family Law & Mediation (AmicableDivorce.com), Michigan’s first law firm devoted to helping divorce couples resolve the issues in their divorces amicably. Through Collaborative Divorce, Mediation and One Lawyer Divorces, PFL has helped thousands of people divorce without litigation and minimizing the impact of divorce on their families and their children.
In 2010, the State Bar of Michigan issued an Opinion permitting unbundled legal services in Michigan. Previously, when you hired an attorney, you had to hire the attorney to represent you in all facets of your case, from beginning to end, which can be very expensive, and put attorneys out of the financial reach of many divorcing parties. With unbundled legal services, you can hire an attorney to represent you in certain parts of the case and choose to represent yourself in other parts of the case.
Previously, we heard from people who wanted to represent themselves in their divorce, but ran into roadblocks with confusing forms, procedures and court staff who are prohibited from giving legal advice. Once the State Bar gave the go ahead, we created Michigan Divorce Helper, which will provide you with legal advice, prepare your divorce documents, provide detailed step by step instructions to help you navigate the process, allowing you to save money and represent yourself in court.
Randall Pitler has been practicing law since 1993 and has been practicing exclusively in divorce since 2004. He is a trained Domestic Relations Mediator and is trained in Collaborative Divorce and currently serves on the boards of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan and the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Southeast Michigan. He has a B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. from University of Detroit
Alexis Kellogg has been a legal assistant at Pitler Family Law & Mediation, P.C. from October 2005 through November 2009 and since September 2013. Alexis received her Paralegal Certificate from Oakland Community College and her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. In between her stints at Pitler Family Law, Alexis worked for the Detroit Police Department.