“When people ask me if I like my work, I say, ‘of course, I love what I do – otherwise I really couldn’t practice this type of law’,” says Alisa Peskin-Shepherd. “I have the gift of helping people through difficult times in their lives toward a manageable outcome. I am so honored to guide people through emotionally challenging times; it requires bravery to leave a marriage that isn’t working and build an entirely new, independent life. My clients are my inspiration.”
Transitions Legal is a full-service Michigan family law firm led by attorney Alisa Peskin-Shepherd. The firm helps clients through divorce, child support, alimony, step-parent adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, custody issues, parenting time, property settlements and post-judgment issues.
Driven by a “mediative” approach to law, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd and the Transitions Legal team views every case through a lens of mediation and whenever possible, guides clients toward resolution outside of court. Of course, sometimes court is the best option for a particularly difficult case and in those situations, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd is the bulldog you want on your side. She is a versatile attorney who can argue a case in front of a judge to the ideal resolution as well as she can affect a compassionate, caring stance to give her clients the emotional and legal support they need.
An approved mediator statewide, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd has more than 20 years of experience practicing law in the state of Michigan. She is specially trained as a family, divorce and custody mediator as well as a collaborative family law attorney. She also has experience in school and employment law and has acted as a guardian-ad-litem protecting the interests of children within the legal system. Alisa has special training in domestic violence through the State Bar of Michigan Open Justice Commission. She has led workshops for Wayne State University and the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers on topics related to divorce, counseling and mediation.
In law school and in her first career positions, with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and with Tucker & Rolf, P.C., everywhere she turned, she was mentored by talented business and legal professionals.