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Resolution of Divorce and Parenting Issues
What Kinds of Issues Can Be Mediated?
The following issues are commonly addressed
- Communication practices
- Parenting time
- Parental decision-making
- Division of property
- Division of debt
- Child support
- Modifications to Decrees of Dissolution
What Documents Do Mediators Prepare?
- To the extent requested by the parties, the
Mediator will draft a Memorandum of Understanding of a Separation
Agreement or Parenting Plan that can be signed and submitted to the
Court to obtain a Decree of Dissolution or to modify an existing
- If requested by the parties, the Mediator will
draft a Memorandum of Progress to remind the participants of matters
discussed during mediation session.
Preparation Tips for Divorce Mediation:
- Consult an attorney to learn about your legal
rights. Many attorneys are willing to provide advice without
representing you in the case. You may participate in mediation whether
or not you are represented by an attorney.
- Review the paperwork required for dissolution
of marriage. If you plan to pursue the divorce without representation
by an attorney, contact the clerk of the court to find out how you can
purchase a pro se divorce packet. The required
forms are also available online. To review
the forms online, click here.
- Begin working on your Sworn Financial Statement. This will help you think through financial issues.
- Speak respectfully to each other and about each
other in the presence of your children.
Mediation-Arbitration is most commonly used as a
method of conflict resolution after divorce. In this process, the
parties agree that if they cannot resolve specific issues through the
mediation process, the Med-Arbiter will make decisions on those specific
issues and prepare a written award for submission to the court. The
process is set forth in a specific Mediation-Arbitration Agreement.
For more information, contact the Colorado
by clicking here.
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