Even if parents are not able to come to an agreement regarding disputed family law issues, they may be willing to mediate those issues. Mediation is generally considered to be less expensive than litigation. It can resolve matters in a shorter time and with less stress.
In mediation, you and your attorney will work with a certified mediator who can assist you and your spouse in coming to an agreement. As both a lawyer and a certified mediator, I have a unique perspective on mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. I have the capacity to assume both roles. Sometimes, I guide my clients through mediation as an attorney. Other times, I serve as a mediator for spouses represented by other lawyers.
I am a strong believer in alternative dispute resolution methods. Having seen them work countless times, I know that they are often the best way to resolve matters — such as divorces or disputes over child custody modification — inexpensively and at a low cost.
However, mediation is not the right choice for everyone. When mediation isn't right for you, I'll be honest with you and won't try to force you into it. Instead, I'm well-prepared to take another approach. If forceful litigation is called for, I will not hesitate to take aggressive action in Colorado courts.
As a mediator, I am an impartial third party who helps parties facilitate an agreement. Using my experience, I help divorcing couples, parents, ex-spouses and other family members work through their disagreements to come to a resolution that works well for everyone.
I do this in a way that is respectful and safe. Concerned for my client's comfort, I arrange a setup that works for him or her. Sometimes, this means that each party is in a separate room. I move back and forth between the rooms, communicating ideas to each party with the goal of reaching mutual agreement.
Convenience is of great importance to my mediation practice. I can arrange mediation services in a location that works for you, whether that is a conference room in your local courthouse, a downtown office building or another suitable location.
As a Colorado attorney, I often guide my own clients through alternative dispute resolution methods as a way of helping them resolve conflicts peaceably and cost-effectively. I am open to negotiating with other attorneys and can often help my clients reach a fair settlement that protects their best interests.
I represent clients in different forms of alternative dispute resolution, including:
If you use alternative dispute resolution tools during your divorce or another family law dispute, it is likely that you will be happier with the outcome. Alternative dispute resolution gives you greater control over the outcome of your case because, unlike a court order handed down by a judge, you never have to accept a resolution to which you did not agree.
To set up a phone consultation, call my Adams County law firm at 800-331-0745 or fill out the contact form. I accept credit cards as a form of payment and offer mobile representation, working on your schedule in places that are convenient for you.