Denver Divorce Mediation Lawyer

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Denver Divorce Mediation Lawyer

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The decision to end a marriage, even under the best of circumstances, is emotional. Without a doubt, it can be difficult to accept. After all, when you were planning your wedding, the future looked bright. There was no doubt that you wouldn’t be together – forever.  Yet, as time passed, you (just like many other married couples) have learned that sometimes people are better off apart than they are together.  Recognizing this is important — you both deserve to be happy.

If you and your spouse are in agreement that it is time to end your marriage and move on with your lives, you may be wondering about the best road to take. Sometimes the answer to this question can be influenced by your current relationship. Are things amicable? Can you calmly and rationally discuss your future? If you answered yes to these questions, divorce mediation may be the answer.

Mediation provides you the opportunity to work as a couple with professionals to determine the details of your separation.

Engaging a seasoned family law firm is the first step to take. The attorneys at Price Family Law are well-qualified to serve you. As experienced family court lawyers, they can assist you through your divorce mediation, offering valuable advice and counsel every step of the way. They can help you through your divorce mediation, offering valuable advice and counsel every step of the way.  Reach out to us today at 720-615-1750 to schedule a free consultation.

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Why Choose Price Family Law?

We Work Hard to Protect Your Best Interests

If you and your spouse have decided it’s time to divorce and go your separate ways, you have options. In some relationships, where things have gone really wrong, animosity rules. Some couples reach a point where they can barely be in the same room together; being kind and polite are things of the past.

On the other hand, the decision to separate is significantly less contentious for many. People sometimes grow apart. Perhaps the magic that made your relationship fun and exciting is no longer there. When you recognize that you are not happy together, the decision to end your marriage makes sense.

If you elect to engage in divorce mediation, identifying the right divorce mediation lawyer is important. The right professional can help protect your future and serve as a source of information and an extra set of ears.

At Price Family Law we take our role as your Denver Mediation Lawyers seriously. We bring to the table:

  • Experience and Knowledge: Our team, led by attorney Trista Price, is both well-versed in Colorado divorce law and skilled negotiators – two things critical in divorce mediation. We are committed to providing professional service focused on creating an appropriate environment for you and your family as you embark on a new and exciting chapter of your life.
  • Personalized Approach: While knowledge and experience are critical, and we certainly leverage them on your behalf, we are well aware that no two divorce cases are identical. Even those that may appear to be similar have unique aspects that must be understood and addressed.  Our approach to divorce mediation is based on this fact; we focus on gaining a thorough understanding not only of your relationship but also your life. We listen actively, ask specific questions, and aim to understand the smallest details. While our goal is to assist you in amicably ending your marriage, we make sure to protect your future.
  • Outstanding Reputation: When choosing a mediation lawyer, you want to be confident that they will be able to help you reach an appropriate agreement while ensuring you do not compromise your well-being. Many factors need to be addressed, including division of assets, custody, and child support – all of which can be complicated. Our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of Colorado divorce law, especially those related to property ownership. We are well known for providing our clients with an approach to service that pays appropriate attention to all the important pieces of their lives.

At Price Family Law we successfully integrate our technical legal knowledge, experience in the local courts, and commitment to hands-on, steady client services. We negotiate with your best interests at heart and have a history of successful mediation.

While we work closely with our clients to develop the building blocks for the next chapter of their lives, we are also always available to answer their questions and address their concerns.

We are here for you – always.

How We Can Help You

Our Mediation Lawyers Manage the Entire Process

There is something oddly comforting about the familiar, even when it’s not particularly good. Change can be overwhelming and frightening. Divorce is the way to get from where you are to where you want to be – but the process itself can be complicated.

Price Family Law is uniquely qualified to help you travel this unknown road. Our seasoned mediators leverage their experience and knowledge as they help you close this chapter of your life and begin the next.  When you engage us, rest assured we will:

  • Create specific agendas for all meetings to keep the process organized and on track.
  • Meet with you to gain an understanding of your relationship and your plan for the future.
  • Identify areas where you agree and disagree.
  • Review pre- or post-nuptial agreements.
  • Detail the issues to be considered, these may include child visitation, child support, alimony, and the division of your property.
  • Review your overall financial situation, including assets and liabilities.
  • Classify your property as separate or marital.
  • Conduct a property valuation leveraging the experience of specific experts.
  • Create budgets/financial plans for the future.
  • Work with you to create an agreement that meets both of your needs.
  • Assist in filing your divorce paperwork with the Denver courts.

Just because mediation is not antagonistic, does not mean it is not technical – it truly is.  At Price Family Law our mediators work tirelessly to manage a complicated process. We are proud of our reputation for helping our divorce mediation clients calmly and successfully determine their ultimate goals for their futures and our ability to lead them there. We know ending a marriage is emotional and we are committed to providing a calming force and helping your family move forward.

Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce Mediation

We Respond to Your Most Common Concerns

When relationships end it’s not uncommon for the parties involved to have a host of questions. Quite honestly, not every couple is even aware mediation can be an option. While many of the questions asked of us are quite specific, there are several that can be answered in a more general fashion. We have shared those, along with our responses, below.

Who should consider divorce mediation?

While not the answer for everyone, divorce mediation is an excellent choice for couples who are divorcing amicably, are in relative agreement about many things, and who do not want to go to court. Our professionals can meet with you and help you determine if this is the right avenue for your family.

Is mediation appropriate if we have children?

Absolutely, our divorce mediation lawyers have assisted countless couples iron out details relating to child support and visitation.

Keeping the details of our divorce private is important to us. Is this possible?

Yes, divorce mediation is the perfect choice for those families concerned with privacy. Colorado law protects communication that takes place during mediation ensuring confidentiality.

As a high net-worth family, our financial situation is complex. How will you fairly divide our assets?

Trista Price, our lead attorney, has extensive experience working with families like yours. She is well-versed in property valuation and division and has relationships with financial professionals to leverage when the situation demands.

We were divorced five years ago, but issues that necessitate changes to our original agreement have arisen. Can we address them in mediation, or do we need to go directly to court?

Yes, our divorce mediation lawyer can help you revise your original divorce agreement efficiently and effectively.

What happens if one of us has a concern they wish to discuss privately, is that possible?

Of course, sometimes it is easier to have a private conversation. That said, the majority of the process will involve both spouses meeting together, but we are always available to meet separately if necessary.

We hope the information shared above addresses some of your divorce mediation concerns. In order to provide more detailed responses to your questions, we need to better understand your specific situation. Reach out to us today at 720-615-1750 to schedule a free consultation.

Your Marriage Is Over – Understanding Your Options

Mediation or Court: What Should You Choose

Not all relationships last a lifetime. Often, even those picture-perfect couples who seemed destined for happiness forever find themselves at odds and unhappy in their marriage. When this happens, divorce is often the answer.

But what is the best way to officially end your marriage? You do have choices.

While some couples choose to go through the traditional divorce process in court, others have found that divorce mediation is a better option for their specific circumstances.

Family court is the setting for the trials that take place when couples are unable to agree on the conditions of their divorce. Because there are a host of issues that need to be determined (division of assets, future financial support, child visitation, and support, etc.), and because not all separations are on good terms, strong disagreements often exist. Many couples seek visitation legal help to navigate these disagreements and ensure the best outcomes for all involved.

In cases like this, each party should engage a divorce lawyer to help present their case in front of the judge.

When conflict is high, divorce court is the best place to officially end a marriage. The process is specific and controlled; the law provides avenues for compliance. However, divorce trials can be time-consuming and expensive.  While appropriate for many couples, others may find mediation more palatable.

Couples divorcing amicably and generally agreeing on how they want their lives to separately move forward, often choose divorce mediation. The process includes legal representation and a skilled mediator, it’s focused on designing an agreement agreeable to both parties. : If issues arise, especially concerning children, they might seek legal aid for visitation rights. Once complete, the couple goes to family court and has it signed by a judge.

Because this process relies on shared representation and is generally amicable, it tends to take less time and can be less expensive. It recognizes the wants and beliefs of both people and aims to find a happy medium. The ability to agree and move forward sets the stage for a calmer future – one that is certainly better when children are involved.

Should You Pursue Divorce Mediation?

Mediation is not better than a court divorce. Both options have positive attributes; choosing the right path is important.

Mediation is an appropriate choice for couples who are on the same page regarding their children (where they will live, how they will be supported) and the separation of their assets.

If your relationship ended badly and the two of you cannot bear to be together, this is likely not the best avenue for you. But, if you are mostly in agreement and looking for a quicker, calmer, means to the end – working with a Denver divorce mediation lawyer may be an ideal course of action.

Attorney Trista Price

Trista McElhaney Price is a founding partner at Price Family Law, LLC. She specializes in high-asset divorce cases and legal matters involving complex business and financial issues as well as complex custody matters involving domestic violence, substance abuse issues, and mental health issues. Read Full Bio.

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    Price Family Law Can Serve as Your Guide

    When Divorce Mediation is the Right Avenue

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    Just because you have chosen mediation, doesn’t mean you don’t need to engage quality, professional legal guidance. After all, the decisions made during this process are going to serve as the blueprint for the next stage of your life. You want to conclude mediation and finalize your divorce knowing you are comfortable with the decisions you made and confident that both you and your ex (not to mention your children) are set up for success.

    A seasoned divorce mediation lawyer provides reliable legal counsel and manages the mediation process from start to finish. You want to work with a team that appreciates the big feelings (sadness, concern, nervousness, and even hope) that come with ending a relationship.

    Our team is experienced and knowledgeable – we care about our clients. The opportunity to help you close the book on a chapter of your life that is no longer sparking joy and setting the stage for a brighter future is incredibly satisfying.

    It’s Time to Reach Out to Our Denver Divorce Mediation Lawyers

    It’s time to take action; we are ready to help you move forward with hope and optimism. Mediation can be the answer to your questions and the key to a new beginning.

    Compatibility between divorce mediation lawyers and their clients is important; thus, we offer potential clients a free consultation. This provides you the opportunity to learn about Price Family Law and how we can support you. And we can learn about your situation and share some ideas on how we can address your mediation. We look forward to meeting you and helping you. Reach out to us today at 720-615-1750.