Pro Se Divorce Mediation
Complete Colorado Court-Required Paperwork in mediation for a standard pro se divorce or legal separation in Colorado:
- Marital Division of Debts & Assets
- Sworn Financial Statements
- Child Support Worksheets
- Colorado Maintenance Guideline Calculations
Complete all required court forms in mediation for a standard uncontested pro se divorce.
- Parenting Coordinator helps parents communicate and work through challenging matters such as scheduling, Decision Making, and communication. The PC is selected by the parties and appointed by the court for a term of 2 years. We offer Parenting Coordination services in conjunction with Decision Maker as a combined role only.
- Implementation of the existing Parenting Plan is assisted by the directives of a court-appointed Decision Maker or DM. A DM resolves disputes such as school enrollment, decision making, and sometimes breaking a tie when parents have equal rights and equal say in a particular matter of dispute. The DM is selected by the parties and appointed by the court for a term of 2 years.
- The Combined Role of PC/DM allows the couple to receive communication coaching and tools to improve co-parenting, and also gives authority to the PC/DM to issue decisions on disputed matters that are within the existing parenting plan, but possibly ambiguous or as a tie breaker.
The Arbitrator is selected by the parties and appointed by the court to
If you are considering a separation or divorce, you may have a lot of questions and some anxiety about how to meet the needs of all family members during and after the transition. Denver Divorce Services provides ways to explore all that is possible in restructuring your family.
"Supporting Restructured Families through the initial divorce & beyond ."
Denver Divorce Services is passionate about serving our Denver Colorado Metro community.
Several professional roles are designated by Colorado Statue to assist restructured families who are experiencing difficulty co-parenting minor children together. This is common when the parenting dynamic during the marriage has been stressful; the post-divorce behaviors often remain unchanged. Ineffective Co-parenting can result in intractable conflict that requires outside assistance.
When restructured families need support, we offer a choice of services.
Mediation under C.R.S. 13-22-301 is a formal problem-solving negotiation that helps people create voluntary terms of settlement with the assistance of a professional negotiator. The mediator assists parties to identify the underlying reasons for the dispute, narrow and clarify the issues, and generate options for settlement when areas of common ground exist. Mediation can be voluntary or court-ordered.
Domestic Arbitration under C.R.S. 14-10-128.5 With the consent of all parties, the court may appoint an arbitrator to resolve disputes between the parties concerning the parties’ minor or dependent children, including but not limited to parenting time, nonrecurring adjustments to child support, and disputed parental decisions. Awards entered by the court-appointed Domestic Arbitrator are in writing. The arbitrator’s award shall be effective immediately upon entry and shall continue in effect until vacated, modified or corrected by the Arbitrator or modified by the court in a de novo hearing.
Parenting Coordinator/Decision Maker as a combined role.
Parenting Coordinator | PC under C.R.S. §14-10-128.1 At any time after the entry of an order concerning parental responsibilities, the court may appoint a Parenting Coordinator. The appointment may result from the court’s own decision or in response to a motion by either party or joint agreement. The PC assists in the resolution of disputes between the parties concerning parental responsibilities and implementation of the court-ordered parenting plan. The PC is a neutral professional with an independent perspective acceptable to the court.
Decision Maker | DM under C.R.S. §14-10-128.3 In addition to the appointment of a PC or a Domestic Arbitrator, the court may appoint a qualified Domestic Relations Decision-Maker. The appointment requires written consent of both parties or joint agreement. The DM is granted binding authority to resolve disputes related to the implementation or clarification of existing orders concerning the parties’ minor or dependent children, including but not limited to disputes concerning parenting time, specific disputed parental decisions, and child support. A Decision-Maker shall have the authority to make binding determinations to implement or clarify the provisions of a pre-existing court order in a manner that is consistent with the substantive intent of the court order. The decision-maker may be the same person as the parenting coordinator.
Denver Divorce Services is affiliated with Colorado Mediators & Arbitrators.