At Littman Family Law, we are committed to helping people effectively deal with divorce dispute resolutions in a manner that least impacts their minor children. In 2005, the Colorado legislature gave us several new tools to help effectively and efficiently minimize the animosity between parents and keep Colorado families out of court. Methods we employ include collaborative law, mediation, arbitration and acting as parenting coordinator or decision-maker.
All of our attorneys have training in collaborative law. Additionally, David Littman, Esq., is a trained mediator. No matter how complex your family law issue, we strive to help you to resolve it as amicably as possible.
Providing Skilled And Experienced Alternative Dispute Services Throughout Denver
Our Denver attorneys for avoiding divorce court can assist you through the following:
- Collaborative law: This technique represents the latest trend in divorce law, emphasizing joint and cooperative problem solving instead of litigation. Parties remain in control of the process without interference from courts and judges as they identify and solve the many issues facing divorcing families.
- Mediation and arbitration: These choices offer people ways to resolve issues without having to go to court. In fact, many Colorado courts are ordering people to engage in alternative dispute resolution before they will allow them to set a hearing. These methods can save people time, money and the significant stress of going to court.
- Parenting coordinator: A coordinator is appointed by the court to provide advice to parents and to help them make decisions regarding their children. A parenting coordinator's role is to facilitate communication, provide advice and interpret the existing court orders. A parenting coordinator does not have the authority to make decisions. The goal is to keep parenting disputes out of court.
- Decision-maker: Decision-makers are appointed by the court upon the agreement of the parents. Unlike parenting coordinators, decision-makers interpret the existing parenting plan and are authorized to make binding decisions, which are filed in writing with the court. Decisions are often made verbally and then later filed with the court.
The legal team of attorneys and paralegals at Littman Family Law are highly trained, and we are available to work with high-conflict families in any of these roles. To learn more about avoiding court, please contact us by calling 303-647-5850 or sending an email using our online form.