Divorce Without Court

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It Is Possible To Resolve Your Divorce Without Litigation And With A Fair Settlement

You don’t have to sacrifice your future by litigating a stressful and lengthy legal battle.  Consider taking your case out of the traditional litigation path and into alternate dispute resolution, especially if you have a non-contested divorce. A benefit to alternate dispute resolutions can be a shorter process, maintain more control over the outcome, and actively participate in the decisions.

In Colorado we have several tools to help resolve your family law issue without having to face the stress and uncertainty of a trial.  These include mediation, arbitration, mediation/arbitration agreement, and collaborative law practice.

We encourage all parties to consider alternate dispute resolution or ADR for most divorce or family law issue, including non-contested divorce.  For a non-contested divorce ADR provides assurances that the process and agreements adhere to legal standards.  After all, the time to ensure you understand the rights and obligation in your agreement is before you sign it.

ADR works for high-conflict cases and may have better results

ADR is also for high-conflict cases.  High-conflict cases can have better results and you maintain more control through alternative methods as compared to the unknown path of litigation.  ADR can offer more flexibility and creativity to resolve the conflict that you have with the other party.  The end result in a high-conflict case may be more satisfying than the stress and uncertainty in the traditional litigation route.

We are experienced and versed in the following methods that may keep you out of court:

Mediation:  We recommend that you consider mediating your family law issue before going to court, even for non-contested divorces.  Mediation should be thought of as a process in which you work with a third party neutral to help you and the other party reach agreements.   You can have an attorney present with you and it is often very helpful.  You would have someone available that can provide you with a legal opinion as to the impact of a potential settlement.

Collaborative Law:  This is a different approach to divorce law in which there is a joint and cooperative approach to solving the family law issue or resolving your divorce without stepping foot in a courtroom.  The parties work at problem solving instead of fighting.  The court is not involved in the process thus it lets you remain in more control.

Arbitration:  This is a process, which is typically employed after mediation and is a more informal process to resolve the family law issue.  With arbitration it is an informal process by which a third party neutral, agreed to by both parties, listens to each side and then reaches a decision.  This is often less expensive for the parties.

Mediation/Arbitration:  This refers to a process where the mediator first employs methods to help the parties reach agreements.  If this is not possible, the mediator becomes the arbitrator and the parties agree to allow him or her to make the final decision. One advantage in this process is the presentation of information is informal.

If you would like to explore a non-traditional approach for your family law issue, please call us (303) 747-4686 for our services as a mediator/arbitrator or for representation in alternate dispute resolution divorce or email us today info@schmidtlawgrp.com.

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