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March 19, 2021
Order of Operations for a Divorce

You’ve decided to get a divorce. Notice we said “you've” not “you both.” To be clear, ONLY you have decided to divorce. When this happens, the decision-making spouse has a few options for how to proceed.  Talk with your spouse before deciding whether to DIY divorce, or hire an attorney or mediator. Call a divorce […]

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February 12, 2021
What Happens to Our Debt When We Divorce?

Ah debt. A four letter word indeed. When you and your spouse divorce, what happens to your joint debt? This blog explores your options for dealing with shared debt and includes a few suggestions for avoiding conflict about debt before divorce.  Come to An Agreement and Put It In Writing If you and your soon […]

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January 16, 2021
4 Advantages of Divorce Mediation for Same Sex Couples

Colorado courts trailblazed the way to a new definition of common law marriage in January 2021. The court’s longstanding view of common law marriage, established in 1987, is now more realistic and less traditional. Previously, Colorado courts factored in several specific markers to establish a common-law marriage. These included questions such as "Did the couple […]

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December 8, 2020
Are You Sure You Want to Keep Your Home Post Divorce?

There are many reasons a spouse wants to stay in the home post divorce. From proximity to their children’s school or grandparents, to giving their children “stability,” soon to be divorcees may have already made up their minds to stay put. Especially in Colorado where the housing inventory is so low, finding a new place […]

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November 4, 2020
5 Reasons to Hire a Non-Attorney Divorce Mediator

You’ve decided to pursue divorce mediation. For a host of reasons, we support your decision. Mediation is designed to preserve both parties post-divorce futures AND peace of mind. Now that you’ve decided on the HOW, it’s time to decide WHO will be your mediator. The choices are either an attorney with mediation experience or a […]

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October 12, 2020
I Want Divorce Mediation but My Soon to Be Ex Doesn't

You and your spouse have agreed to divorce but not on how to get there. You want divorce mediation but they remain unconvinced that it is the best choice. How do you move forward with the divorce?  The answer depends on WHY they are hesitant about mediation, IF they can be transparent and WHETHER they […]

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August 20, 2020
Job Loss During Divorce Mediation

In June 2020 the unemployment rate in Colorado increased to 10.5%. Uncertainty around COVID-19 has contributed to this spike in layoffs and furloughs. The longer this continues, the more Coloradans will ask "How will job loss affect my divorce mediation?" Mediators Want To Know Cause of Job Loss If you were laid off due to […]

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July 17, 2020
Determine Separate and Marital Property in Colorado

Have you ever heard, “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine?” or “What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is my own?” Although stated differently, the result is that one person prevails and the other is left holding the bag. Thankfully, Colorado law has a less juvenile way to determine separate and marital […]

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June 15, 2020
Steps to Prepare for the Divorce Process

In this final installment, we cover preparing for the divorce process. Attitude is everything when it comes to divorce First, adopt the right mindset. The more open minded and prepared you are, the more smoothly your divorce will go. Get clear on your priorities post divorce and if at any time,you waiver or are unsure […]

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June 10, 2020
How and When to Tell Children About Divorce

In this blog post we discuss "how" to tell your kids about divorce, “when” is the best time to tell them, and “what” to say. Stu Webb, author of “The Collaborative Way to Divorce: The Revolutionary Method that Results in Less Stress, Lower Costs, and Happier Kids, Without Going to Court” wrote that “even under […]

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