Divorce Mediation vs. Lawyer In Denver Colorado

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If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce, you might be wondering whether it’s best to go through mediation or let the courts rule on issues such as property division and child custody in a formal legal proceeding.

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Divorce Mediation and Debt

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Colorado courts treat marital debt the same way they treat marital assets. They divide them between spouses in a way that is fair and equitable, but that might not be how you want to do it.

With divorce mediation, you do have a choice.

Divorce mediation and debt can go hand in hand so that you can keep more control over the outcome and more of your personal business stays out of the courtroom.

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Understanding the Divorce Mediation Process

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It's no secret that divorce is one of the hardest things you and your family will ever go through. 

Even in the most amicable of circumstances, the changes within your family structure can be tough. It makes sense, then, that you'd want to make the divorce process as easy as possible.

But hashing things out in court can heighten tensions between you and your spouse.

On top of that, allowing a judge to make major decisions about finances and child custody means that no one leaves the marriage with what they want.

But what alternatives do you have?

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Mediation: Simplifying and taking the stress out of your divorce

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The end of a marriage is a stressful time for Colorado couples, and for this reason, many work to find ways to make the legal process simpler and easier.

One of the ways that a couple can take some of the stress and complication out of this difficult process is by learning more about mediation.

Mediation is often required by Colorado courts, so it's a good idea to ask your attorney to educate you on the process.

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5 reasons mediation may be right for your divorce

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When most people think about divorce, they envision a drawn-out courtroom drama that results in hurt feelings and huge fees.

But before the judge strikes his or her gavel, the State of Colorado requires couples attempt mediation, a process where a neutral third party helps you and your spouse settle the outstanding issues surrounding your divorce.

For some couples, mediation can be less painful, less time consuming and less expensive alternative to litigation. Here are five reasons mediation might be the right path for you and your spouse.

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Mediation may be a good choice for your Colorado divorce

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People often approach divorce with concerns about drawn-out courtroom battles, but the there are concrete, smart steps that can be taken to avoid that scenario.

One alternative that merits consideration is mediation, which we regularly facilitate in our law office.

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Maintaining Your Sanity During Divorce Proceedings

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Divorce is often ranked as one of life's most difficult and most stressful events - right behind the death of a spouse.

If you are facing divorce, you may be tense and fearful about the future. You may feel as though you have little control over the process you face. However, there are things you can do to lessen the emotional impact of your divorce.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

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