Deborah E. Fordree
Deborah has worked collaboratively since attending Ross Business School at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 1986. She has been assisting families to move forward with their lives since her initial work as a student at the family law Free Legal Aid Clinic at Wayne State University in 1991. She has been practicing law since 1993.
As a trained Collaborative attorney, she attends all IACP Forums as well as all advanced trainings offered by CPIM. She has been regularly representing clients in Collaborative Divorces. Deborah also attended training in California for handling Estates and Trusts in the collaborative model through CPCAL. Her training as a Mediator is in the collaborative framework. She regularly interacts with other Collaborative attorneys in her geographic area and knows and is known by many other collaborative professionals nationally and internationally.
Deborah’s philosophy and focus in her law practice is to improve the lives of those she helps and those around them through her work. Providing Collaborative services, which allow couples to maintain their dignity and to reach a resolution in the most amicable manner, possible promotes those values.
Her clients naturally benefit from her interests in leading NVC (Non-Violent Communication/Compassionate Communication) practice group twice monthly and her longstanding regular yoga and meditation practice. Those who work with her can take comfort in knowing that they are being served well.