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Transitions Legal Corporate Values

(We abide by these values in Collaborative Practice as well as Litigation, Mediation, and post-Divorce cases.)

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Provide compassionate, professional divorce and family law support, with emphasis on facilitating smooth transitions
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Recognize and value the emotional side of divorce in equal measure to the legal side

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Emphasize active and empathetic listening
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Appreciate the process of divorce and family law resolution – cases deserve and require time to achieve fruitful outcomes
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Maintain a mediative philosophy, which means balanced, anti-adversarial, and with an approach to every situation with the belief that there is a possibility for a mutually acceptable resolution
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Pay attention to detail
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Remain passionate about effective, accurate, and ethical legal representation

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Achieve compassionate person-to-person connection
Alisa Peskin-Shepherd

Alisa Peskin-Shepherd

Principal

Divorce lawyer Alisa Peskin-Shepherd chose to practice family law after spending the early years of her life witnessing family dysfunction, relationships that came and went, and yearning for security through strong family dynamics. A strong leader with an open mind, Alisa teaches others that they can cultivate strength to get through difficult times. Determination, perseverance, and discipline are core traits she teaches clients, with a healthy respect for family.

An approved Michigan mediator and Collaborative Divorce professional, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd has more than 30 years of experience practicing law in the state of Michigan, in Oakland County, Wayne County, and Macomb County.

She is specially trained as a family law expert, divorce lawyer, and custody mediator as well as a collaborative divorce lawyer.

Alisa also has experience in school and employment law, and acts as a guardian-ad-litem, protecting the interests of children within the legal system.

Alisa has completed special training in domestic violence through the State Bar of Michigan Open Justice Commission.

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Sara Gorman Rajan

Sara Gorman Rajan

Associate Attorney, Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Attorney

With 17 years of experience as a family law attorney, Sara Gorman Rajan joined Transitions Legal in 2021 as an associate attorney. A resident of Shelby Township, Mich., Sara has worked at law firms throughout metro Detroit, served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Helene J. White at the Michigan Court of Appeals, and, in law school, interned with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office under the tutelage of Nancy J. Diehl.

A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, Sara also earned a Master’s in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Peace and Security Studies from Wayne State University. Her undergraduate political science degree (with a minor in sociology) came from Oakland University. Sara has earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for three years running and was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2012 through 2015. She was named by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2009 as an Up and Coming Lawyer. The mother of three boys, Sara spends her free time reading and with family and friends.

“I love family law because of the direct involvement with the client,” Sara says. “My obligation to my clients is not only to assist them with maneuvering the legal process but also to be a constant and reliable source of support as they deal with the inevitable and understandable range of emotions they feel when a marriage ends, and their family structure permanently changes. Being at their side during this process and period of transition continues to be an absolute privilege.”

Zoe Fields

Zoe Fields

Legal Assistant and Office Manager

Zoe brings five years of experience as a legal assistant in family law and a lifelong fascination with the legal system to her work with Transitions Legal. She earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wayne State University in 2016 and will finish law school in 2023. “I like the structure of law,” Zoe says. “It’s an interesting opportunity to help people. I like being a resource for people through different times in their lives.”

Zoe lives with her boyfriend, two cats, and a rabbit in Royal Oak, Mich., and spends her free time reading post-modern American fiction and legal opinions, doing puzzles, watching Supreme Court oral arguments on YouTube, and cooking.

Lynne Golodner

Lynne Golodner

Director of Marketing

Lynne Golodner began working with Alisa Peskin-Shepherd in 2013, to create a brand and a presence for Alisa’s nascent law firm. Lynne guided the branding and narrative formation for Transitions Legal and has supported the firm’s growth ever since. Through her company, Your People LLC, Lynne built and manages the firm website, guides blogging efforts, manages social media, secures interviews and exposure for Alisa and the firm in media, plans and facilitates brand-building events, distributes a monthly newsletter, and more efforts to establish and build a strong brand presence.

An author of eight books, Lynne was a journalist for 15 years for magazines and newspapers across the nation; she also hosts the Make Meaning Podcast.

Do our mission, vision and services fit the approach you’d like to pursue?

Schedule an introductory consultation to determine if now is the time to hire Transitions Legal for divorce or mediation services in Southeast Michigan, to guide you through the process.