Frequently Asked Colorado Mediation Questions
Family law mediation is required as part of the process in many Denver area divorce and custody cases. This will depend on the county, and sometimes the judge. Parties to a divorce in Douglas County, Colorado may be required to mediate, while parties 15 miles north, in a Jefferson County divorce may not. When mediation is required, the court’s general intent is to force the parties to try to work out their issues, whether custody, child support, property division, or any other case-related issues, prior to going to a contested hearing in front of the judge. Sometimes people go to mediation without being ordered to do so, hoping to arrive at a resolution of the issues before a court battle ensues.
The experienced Denver family law attorneys at Plog & Stein, P.C. not only attend mediation with their divorce and custody clients, but also offer mediation services at a reasonable rate. When serving as mediators, our attorneys cannot provide legal advice, as we are serving in a neutral capacity. However, we can utilize our years of family law experience and insights to help the parties understand and resolve their issues. The goal of mediation is resolution. Generally, people prefer to have a hand in figuring out their futures, as opposed to letting the court decide. Below are some frequently asked questions posed to our attorneys regarding mediation.