Family Law Representation, Mediation and Collaborative Law in Colorado

ADR for Attorneys

The Denver Center For Mediation And Collaborative Divorce offers a wide range of alternative dispute resolution services.

We are available to serve as mediators or use other forms of ADR in the following areas:

  • Business disputes and transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
  • HOA disputes
  • Estate and Probate
  • Family Business Disputes
  • Restorative Justice
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Community Facilitation
  • Contracts
  • Attorney/Client
  • Partnership dissolution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Juvenile Law

Mediation

Mediation is a negotiation facilitated by a trained third party neutral who helps the parties reach decisions. The mediator has no decision-making power but assists the parties to a dispute to voluntarily reach mutually acceptable settlement of disputed issues.

Mediation can be used when earlier attempts at resolution have failed. Because the mediator is not a person directly involved in the dispute, the mediator can help the parties fully explore the facts of the case and think about new settlement options.

Neutral persons often provide parties with new perspectives on the issues that divide them. Emotions can become intense and prevent settlement. Parties can find themselves too attached to their positions that can prevent them from seeing all options clearly.

Mediators at The Denver Center for Mediation & Collaborative Law are trained in communication techniques, non-adversarial communication, and guiding parties through impasse. In addition to handling substantive issues, mediators can help the parties establish or strengthen relationships of trust and respect, or terminate relationships in a way that minimizes costs and psychological damage.

Mediators at The Denver Center have a variety of roles including:

  • Communication facilitation – initiates better communication and understanding
  • Process facilitator – provides procedures and guidelines
  • Negotiation Trainer – educates parties in the bargaining process
  • Problem solver – explores options
  • Reality agent – challenges unrealistic goals
  • Leader – moves the process forward and makes suggestions