In Colorado, you may elect to have a “collaborative divorce.” This is an entirely different process than litigation or even mediation and often involves a financial and/or mental health “coach” to help your entire team assist you and the other side in reaching rational agreements and avoiding court entirely. To learn more about this unique process, please visit https://ccdp-law.org/
Most Colorado courts require that the parties mediate before they reach their day in Court. This process allows a neutral third party, usually an attorney (although it doesn’t have to be), to come in and give you their sometimes hard to hear perspective on the merits of both sides of the case. At BAM, we can represent you through a mediation or serve as the mediator for a case between two non-clients. Our approach is aimed at allowing the parties to reach facilitated agreements that do not run afoul of the law, and are therefore enforceable, with the hope that by being active participants in the crafting of your Order you are more likely to be confident in that Order as you live under it for what is often many years.
Not all domestic disputes are ripe for ready settlement. Being prepared for court is often the best settlement motivator for the other side. Our attorneys at BAM Family Law are all tenacious, energetic, formidable adversaries in the courtroom.