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Boulder Mediation Attorney

If you’re involved in a divorce or another family law matter in Boulder or the surrounding area, mediation may be an option you want to explore to help resolve your matter without involving a Boulder family law lawyer. Here, you’ll learn more about mediation. Should you have more questions regarding the mediation process, you can schedule a consultation with the Boulder mediation lawyers of Stahly Mehrtens Miner LLC to learn more. Call us at 303-797-2900 to get started today. 

What Our Clients Have To Say About Us

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“We settled in mediation right before trial. Without [their] help this would never have happened.” – Clay T.

“Mediation went well and my case never had to go to court, which was what I had wanted” – Dan B.

Why Choose Our Boulder Mediation Attorney?

  • Mediation with Family Focus: Our family law mediation services prioritize the well-being and best interests of your and your family situation throughout the mediation process.
  • Understanding Your Family Dynamics: Our mediators conduct a thorough assessment of your family dynamics in your mediation sessions, including considering the needs and preferences of all family members, to develop a mediation plan that fosters stability and positive relationships.
  • Empathetic Advocacy and Support: Our Boulder mediation attorneys provide compassionate advocacy and unwavering support for your family law issues in Boulder County, ensuring your rights as a parent are protected while facilitating a smooth transition for your family during mediation.

Meet Tim Mehrtens: Founder and Partner

Attorney Tim MehrtensWith over 35 years of unparalleled expertise in family law, lawyer Tim Mehrtens has strategically integrated family mediation as a pivotal aspect of his practice at Stahly Mehrtens Miner LLC. Demonstrating his mastery in navigating intricate family law matters, Tim prioritizes mediation as a powerful tool for achieving swift and amicable resolutions.

Leveraging his extensive litigation background across various Colorado jurisdictions, Tim adeptly guides clients towards favorable outcomes, utilizing his wealth of experience to facilitate productive discussions and secure agreements that safeguard their interests.

As a distinguished leader in legal family matters and former President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Tim’s commitment to mediation underscores his unwavering dedication to providing clients with unparalleled legal representation rooted in expertise, efficiency, and compassion.

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What Is Mediation?
What Is the Role of the Mediator?
The Benefits of Hiring a Boulder Mediation Attorney During Divorce
Topics and Issues for Mediation During Divorce
Contact Our Boulder Mediation Attorney Today

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a way to collaborate with your spouse before the divorce is finalized so that the issues within the matter can be resolved. A mediator is an impartial third party who does not take sides but rather, is there to help the parties reach an agreement regarding the issues that they do not agree on. 

Meditation is part of a concept referred to as alternative dispute resolution. When an agreement is made in mediation, the agreement on the issues must be reviewed by the judge to ensure that the agreement is both fair and equitable.  

What Is the Role of the Mediator? 

The mediator chosen is not there to give you or your spouse legal advice. If you want to receive legal advice during mediation, make sure your Boulder divorce lawyer or Boulder family law attorney is there with you. If you attend mediation without an attorney and your spouse attends with an attorney, their attorney is not able to provide you with legal advice. 

The role of the mediator is to facilitate a productive discussion in family law cases that helps both parties to come to an agreement on the issues that must be resolved before your divorce is finalized. The mediator does not provide suggestions, and they do not suggest or decide the outcome, they are there to help the spouses explore and discuss their options. 

If the spouses cannot get along with each other, the mediator has a number of methods they can use to facilitate the process. For example, if both parties cannot get along, the mediator will have them sit in separate rooms and will then go between both rooms to work separately with each party. 

The Benefits of Hiring a Boulder Mediation Attorney During Divorce

There are several benefits to mediation during the divorce process. Some include:

  • Mediation costs less than litigation
  • Mediation takes less time than the entire divorce process
  • With mediation, each spouse may get at least some of what they want in how the issues are settled versus waiting for a judge to split the assets and debts and making decisions related to children and support 
  • Mediation is more focused on the children; instead of fighting, you and your spouse can set up a parenting plan that works best for everyone
  • You and your spouse can have a more amicable divorce

Topics and Issues for Mediation During Divorce

In divorce mediation, the most common topics and issues addressed include:

  • Determining which assets and debts will be classified as separate and which will be classified as marital
  • How the marital debts and assets will be split between the spouses
  • A parenting plan that addresses the allocation of parenting responsibilities and time (often referred to as child custody), as well as child support
  • Spousal maintenance in Boulder, if necessary

Boulder Child Custody and Parenting Plans

A Boulder mediation attorney will guide parents through the development of a detailed parenting schedule and visitation rights. If both parents cannot come to an agreement, contacting a Boulder child custody attorney would be the next step to ensure that the child’s needs for stability and continuity are met and help guide you through the court process.

Child Support in Boulder

Another crucial aspect addressed in mediation if the two parties have children is child support. Colorado follows specific guidelines to calculate child support based on factors like each parent’s income, the number of children, and childcare expenses. However, there may be unique circumstances that warrant deviations from the standard calculation, such as special needs or significant disparities in income.

Generally, a Boulder mediation attorney helps parents understand their financial obligations and negotiate fair and sustainable child support arrangements that prioritize the child’s well-being. If an agreement cannot be made, the next step would be going to court with a Boulder child support attorney for legal help with child support orders and discussing child support issues.

Contact Our Boulder Mediation Attorney Today 

Mediation can be a helpful legal tool for divorces and other family law matters. If you want to learn more, call Stahly Mehrtens Miner LLC at 303-797-2900 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Boulder mediation lawyers. 

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