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About Monika

I empower my clients to resolve their disputes and keep conflict at a miniumum during this traumatic time when they are reconfiguring their families. My goal is to make each client satisfied that the best possible outcome was reached, using the most appropriate process for their situation. I believe that understanding, effective communication and compassion can create a path for resolution. My professional activities reflect my commitment to conflict resolution without going to court, whenever possible. I have authored a textbook, "Divorce Cases in Michigan; A Systems Approach" for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. I lecture frequently for ICLE and serve on their Family Law Advisory Board. I am a founding member and vice president of the Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan. I participate in the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Association for Conflict Resolution and The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. I am a Super Lawyer and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. I serve as treasurer of the AAML - Michigan chapter. I am AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. I am past president of the Ypsilanti Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow and was named Lawyer of the Year in 2000 by the Ann Arbor North Rotary.

work Experience

Attorney
Barr, Anhut & Sacks
Jan. 1, 1977 - Jan. 1, 1994
None

Shareholder
Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg, P.C.
Jan. 1, 1994 - Current
None

school Education

Michigan State University
A.B. with honors
- 1971

Wayne State University Law School
JD - Juris Doctor
- 1978

bookmark Awards

Blaine B. Johnson Award
ICLE & Family Law Section of SBM
2015
Super Lawyer
SuperLawyers
2015
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2014
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2013
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2012
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2011
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2010
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2009
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2008
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2007
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2006
Lawyer of the Year
Ann Arbor North Rotary
2000
Volunteer of the Year
Saline Area Chamber of Commerce
1999
AV Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
1995
Civility and Professionalism Award
Washtenaw County Bar Association
1995
Athena Award
Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce
1992

group Associations

Member
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
2004 - Current

Immediate Past President
Collaborative Practice Institute of Michigan
2003 - Current

Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
2000 - Current

Member
Institute for Continuing Education Family Advisory Committee
1996 - Current

Member
Family Mediation Council
1984 - Current

Attorney Discipline Board, Fellow of Foundation
State Bar of Michigan
1979 - Current

Member
Family Law Section of State Bar of Michigan
1979 - Current

Past President
Washtenaw County Bar Association
1979 - Current

President
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Michigan Chapter
2013 - 2014

import_contacts Published Works

Why Lawyers Should mediate
Lawyer's Weekly
Dividing the Property
ABA Family Law Section
Providing Efficient and Economical Service using Collaborative Practice
Collabortive Chronicles
The Road to Independence
ABA Commission on Women in
Building Your Law Practice
The Road to Independent - ABA
Attorneys Fees May be Deductible
NSSSB Website Blog
New Collaborative Practice Act
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
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