Mediation as a Viable Alternative
If you are looking forward to going to court to air all your dirty laundry and attack your estranged spouse full-force, fighting tooth and nail over every property item you mutually possessed from cars and cats to clocks; if the thought of hostility, emotional volatility, and a financial drain all appeal to you; and if you want a judge to decide who gets what and what happens to your children in the future, then you may enjoy pursuing a difficult, trying, and generally expensive traditional judicial court process. But for most mature adults who would rather peacefully settle separation and divorce issues in an amicable setting, more quickly and inexpensively addressing the interests of everyone involved, hiring a Denver mediation lawyer is likely the most viable alternative.
Hiring a Denver mediation lawyer can make an already difficult and likely painful situation more manageable as all parties forego the traditional court process and agree to come to terms with the dissolution of the marriage, forging an agreement that everyone can live with and that reflects the best interests of all parties, but especially children. In many cases, the very structure of traditional court divorce encourages a hostile environment where either party may be seeking to “win” in a circumstance that doesn’t necessarily need to have winners and losers. People tend to be absorbed in emotion, feel anger or disappointment, not want the marriage to end, or want to punish the other party for a personal wrongdoing or infidelity. The courtroom gives an opportunity to attempt to act out on all these emotions, but in the end, the law must be followed and a lot of time, energy, and money is spent for what is oftentimes a less than satisfactory result.
A Denver mediation lawyer can help guide you through a mediation process, where both parties are mature enough to accept the finality of the divorce and set their emotions aside in order to come to terms with carving out a division of property and responsibilities that is in the best interests of everyone involved. Both parties may want to secure the services of a Denver mediation lawyer just to make sure that all solutions and agreements are legal and genuinely serve and protect the interests of their client. Rather than having a judge make final decisions, divorce mediation puts the responsibility and decision in your hands as a tool of negotiation, respect, and a semblance of amity. Increasingly popular, mediation not only tends to benefit both parties, but models appropriate, mature behavior for children, as well, and is less of a stressor in young lives.
Vernon Ready Family Law is the right choice in divorce and child custody cases. A skilled Denver mediation lawyer, Vernon Ready is accessible, aggressive, and compassionate. Vernon Ready offers a no-nonsense, reasonable approach to divorce and separation, child custody and support, adoption, GLBT partners, and parents and legal agreements. Ask a free legal question or schedule a private consultation by calling 720-201-3802 or visit http://www.ready-law.com/child-custody.html