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Divorce represents a significant transition that requires careful consideration throughout the process. The consequences of your divorce will reverberate in you and your children’s future, and it’s important to make sure the terms you obtain protect your rights and work for you. If you and your divorcing spouse aren’t in agreement on each basic component of your divorce, an experienced Aurora divorce mediation attorney will help you explore viable options that you can both sign off on – with less of the stress and expense associated with going to court.
Under Colorado law, every divorce must contend with several basic components (as applicable):
If you and your soon-to-be-ex can come to mutually acceptable terms in any of these categories, it puts you ahead of the game. If there is a sticking point in one – or more – categories, however, you’ll need to negotiate terms with the help of your respective attorneys. Before you take the issue before the court, however, you’ll likely enter into mediation, which is a highly effective tool for helping couples (with their respective attorneys) explore alternative options in an effort to meet somewhere in the middle on the pending issues. This is done with the guidance of a professional mediator who acts as a neutral third-party. The mediator will also help you better understand what is most likely to happen at court, which can be very motivating.
During the mediation process, the mediator (along with your respective mediation attorneys) will help you focus on your priorities and interests in the issue instead of on your personal views or feelings about the matter. Mediation can even help you recognize that you and your divorcing spouse may not be as far apart on an issue as you think. Oftentimes, the extreme emotions and stress associated with divorce can interfere with one’s ability to make well-considered decisions, and mediation can help you move past this hurdle.
Mediation represents a direct line of communication between you and your divorcing spouse that is also moderated by professionals. In mediation, you can share your interests and concerns directly – without having to go through your attorneys – and it not only expedites the process but can also be illuminating for both of you. If you both go into mediation with an open mind and clear priorities, you are likely to come away with divorce terms that both of you can live with. In very contentious divorces in which one spouse is determined to dig in his or her heels on principle, however, mediation is much less effective.
If you’re facing a divorce in which you and your divorcing spouse aren’t seeing eye-to-eye regarding the terms, our dedicated Aurora mediation Lawyers at CNL Law Firm, PLLC, in are committed to helping you agree on terms that work for you – with as little interference by the court as possible. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (720) 370-2171 today.
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