Mediation is a cost-effective method that divorcing couples often utilize in reaching a settlement agreement. In mediation, you, your spouse (and respective attorneys, if any) hire a neutral third party called a mediator, who tries to resolve your case by discussing the issues and what a possible settlement would look like. Mediation is required by law in Colorado (absent domestic violence or other issues) and gives parties the ability to control and be creative with the outcome. The mediator will likely have family law experience, but cannot give you legal advice, only legal information. You can have an attorney present at mediation if you wish to advise you through the negotiation.
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