A successful mediation will save you a lot of time and money over other types of divorce. It often takes many months to finalize a divorce. Our firm has completed some mediated divorces in as little as 30 days and assisted parties in reaching a full settlement in just one session.
Divorce Mediation in Denver
What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation is a process in which the parties hire one lawyer, who represents neither party, but rather guides the parties through a process of resolving all issues in their divorce without going to court or being involved in litigation. Typically this includes having the lawyer prepare all documents required to finalize the divorce once an agreement has been reached.
Why We Recommend Divorce Mediation
Mediation can be a good fit for a couple that wants to preserve some type of a relationship moving forward, not perhaps for themselves, but for their children’s sake. It’s a process that can be less fraught with emotion and have fewer fights allowing spouses to come out the other end and co-parent their children as they proceed forward with their lives.
Be Wary of the Pretenders
True divorce mediation is not offered by a lot of divorce and family law firms for a variety of reasons. The first reason is that it requires that the mediating attorney have a lot of specialized skills. The ability to mediate issues for the parties is not something taught in law school and requires many hours of training. The second reason is that mediation is less lucrative for attorneys than litigation, so many lawyers and law firms are not willing to thoroughly develop this area of their practices and will guide clients to fit their own prerogative which is not necessarily in the client’s best interest.
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How to Get a Mediated Divorce
Work With the Experts
When you are ready to get more information about a mediated divorce it is important to schedule a joint consultation with your spouse. This avoids creating a possible conflict of interest when one party contacts a lawyer on their own, then wants that lawyer to become a mediator for both parties. Colorado Legal Group has many attorneys that are qualified and highly skilled in the area of mediation.
Need Help with a Mediated Divorce?
Call Colorado Legal Group at 720.594.7360 or get started with a complimentary case evaluation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does divorce mediation work?
Divorce mediation can be one of the most powerful tools a couple can use to resolve their divorce issues. Couples who commit to the mediation process have a very high likelihood of succeeding in settling their divorce cases through this process.
How long does a mediated divorce take?
Mediation is one of the shortest paths available in the divorce process. With an effective mediator, a divorce can often be resolved within thirty (30) days.
How much does a mediated divorce cost?
Mediated divorces cost far less than regular divorces, because the parties are hiring only one lawyer, who is acting as a third party neutral. The cost of a mediated divorce will ultimately depend on the complexity of the issues in the case, and how long the mediator will have to spend settling the matter.
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