If you are preparing to divorce in Colorado, you may have some questions about mediation in Colorado. While most people have heard the term, there are still many things that are not understood. We at Kaplan Law have experience in both courtroom divorces and mediation in Colorado and we can help you determine which option would be best for your situation.
The Huffington Post details several things that most people do not realize about mediation. First is that mediation has limited court involvement. In mediation, you and your ex-spouse will be aided in rationally determining what the most sensible settlement is. While this is especially helpful if you and your ex-spouse are able to calmly discuss the best scenario, it can also help volatile couples avoid courtroom struggles. If asset division is left up to a judge, you may be left splitting property that would be better going to only one of you or trusting someone else to divide custody of your children.
The mediator is a major asset in this situation. These professionals are trained to help you both think rationally and focus on what is best for the entire family instead of solely thinking of your own desires. There is also no winning or losing in this situation, since the goal is to come up with the most desirable compromise instead of striving to attain as much as possible.
Mediation can also cost a mere fraction of what charges could be for a courtroom divorce. Learn more about mediation.