Jane Tate, J.D.

I am a 1994 graduate of the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law).

I attended Central Michigan University and graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in broadcasting and journalism.

My former law practice centered primarily on family law/domestic relations issues including divorce, paternity, guardianship, custody, visitation, parenting time and support.

I have completed all the required Michigan State Court Administrator’s Office (SCAO) approved training programs in domestic relations mediation and am on the list of SCAO approved domestic relations mediators for Oakland, Macomb and Genesee County.  I have also completed an SCAO approved training program in civil mediation and am on the list of approved civil mediators for Oakland, Macomb and Genesee County and the list of approved probate mediators in Oakland County.   I am a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

After spending over 8 years litigating family law cases and seeing what the litigation process can do to a family I decided to leave the practice of law and focus on mediating disputes.  I feel that dispute resolution through mediation is a much more appropriate, humane and family friendly process for dealing with the issues raised in domestic relations disputes.  Mediation is also a more sensible and cost-effective way to resolve business and other civil disputes.  In mediation the parties, rather than a Judge, control the outcome.  Why should you leave these important decisions up to someone who doesn’t really know you,  your family, your business or your situation?

I am also a divorce coach.

I am a Michigan native.  I have 2 dogs.  I enjoy classic rock-n-roll and my favorite band is The Beatles.