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What Happens During The Mediation Process For Divorces In Denver?

Many people wonder if they must mediate after filing for divorce in Denver, Colorado. In this video, family law attorney Kathlyn Laraway explains that all couples must attend mediation in Denver unless they already agree on all issues. Common issues that are often in contention in divorce include child custody and child support, as well as property division, alimony and maintenance. Parties are allowed to have their divorce lawyers present in mediation. Watch our video to learn what to expect in a mediation session:

Video Transcription:

In Colorado, every case is required to mediate. The only time that parties won’t be mediating is if they are truly able to agree to every single aspect of their divorce before they get into mediation, but every other couple is going to be ordered to go into mediation for at least two hours.

When we mediate, depending on the circumstances and depending on the relationship of the parties, it’s always a little different. Some mediators like to have both the parties with their counsel all in the same room to kind of try and hammer out details. When there’s a high conflict divorce, that’s often just not feasible and what it is one party will be in one room with their counsel, another party will be in another room, and the mediator will act as a go-between. Oftentimes you can be in a mediation session and never even see your spouse.

The mediator’s job is not to give you legal advice. A mediator can’t give you legal advice. That’s what your attorney’s there for. The mediator’s job is to try and facilitate an agreement. It might be in one person’s favor but they’re still trying to get that agreement, so our job is to give our clients the legal advice they need to know if they should enter into an agreement or if they should walk away. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, visit divorce-matters.com.

In Colorado, every case is required to mediate. The only time that parties won’t be mediating is if they are truly able to agree to every single aspect of their divorce before they get into mediation, but every other couple is going to be ordered to go into mediation for at least two hours.

When we mediate, depending on the circumstances and depending on the relationship of the parties, it’s always a little different. Some mediators like to have both the parties with their counsel all in the same room to kind of try and hammer out details. When there’s a high conflict divorce, that’s often just not feasible and what it is one party will be in one room with their counsel, another party will be in another room, and the mediator will act as a go-between. Oftentimes you can be in a mediation session and never even see your spouse.

The mediator’s job is not to give you legal advice. A mediator can’t give you legal advice. That’s what your attorney’s there for. The mediator’s job is to try and facilitate an agreement. It might be in one person’s favor but they’re still trying to get that agreement, so our job is to give our clients the legal advice they need to know if they should enter into an agreement or if they should walk away. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, visit divorce-matters.com.

 

 

Divorce Matters® is a Denver Colorado divorce attorney law firm. We provide information and services including the divorce process through the courts, division of marital property, assets as well as debts and parental rights regarding biological and adopted children.

Our highly-accomplished divorce and family law attorneys practice throughout Colorado, including:
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Our highly-accomplished divorce and family law attorneys practice throughout Colorado, including: Adams County (Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Thornton, Westminster); Arapahoe County (Aurora, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton); Boulder County; Broomfield County; Denver County; Douglas County (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker); Elbert County (Elizabeth, Kiowa); and Jefferson County (Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Wheat Ridge).

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