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Boulder Mediation Lawyer

Divorce is a stressful time, as spouses see one period of their life ending and another one beginning. It’s not uncommon for there to be considerable tension in the efforts to settle difficult issues ranging from property division, to child custody, to spousal maintenance. It’s important to find a way of resolving these issues in a way that can be amicable, yet fair. The role of a Boulder mediation lawyer is to get to a resolution efficiently, without ever compromising the best interests of you or your children. 

Call  SM Family Law, LLC at (720) 586-4227 or contact us online. We have over ten years of experience helping spouses resolve difficult divorce issues.

What Mediation Is

The state of Colorado prefers that spouses be able to negotiate their own divorce settlement, with the guidance of their attorneys. The reality is that divorce, by its very nature, is a process involving two parties whose relationship has broken down. They may need some help in facilitating discussion so they can reach a settlement each side can live with. Meditation is a way to do that. 

Mediation is defined by bringing in a third party to help break any logjams that may exist. An experienced mediator, looking at a situation from the outside, may be able to see possibilities for a solution that the parties themselves might overlook. 

In the event direct settlement talks don’t work, mediation is the most flexible and least adversarial of the three ways there are of solving the dispute. Arbitration is another option. This is another process that brings in a third party. However, while a mediator is simply there to facilitate discussion, an arbitrator has final decision-making authority. The other alternative is litigation, where the spouses go before a Colorado family law judge, who has the final say. 

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Ready to take the next step in resolving your family's legal matters? Reach out to us today at SM Family Law, LLC. Our compassionate team is here to listen, provide expert guidance, and support you through every aspect of your case. Whether you need assistance with divorce, child custody, or any other family law issue, we're dedicated to helping you find the best solution. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation and start your journey towards a brighter future.

The Benefits of Mediation

Having an experienced Boulder mediation lawyer help with your settlement can offer benefits like these: 

  • Cost-effective: By avoiding prolonged court battles, it’s at least possible that parties can reduce the attorney hours involved and thereby save money. 
  • Confidentiality: Unlike court proceedings, which are public, mediation sessions are private and confidential. Parents can feel free to speak openly and honestly, knowing that sensitive issues – infidelity being a common one – will need not be aired in public. 
  • Relationship preservation: It’s possible that the spouses will have reason to keep regular contact after the divorce – notably in the sharing of child custody. The collaborative nature of mediation can facilitate a healthy start to this new period in their lives. 
  • Control over the outcome: In mediation, the parties have control over the final agreement rather than having a decision imposed by a judge or arbitrator. Having a hand in shaping the outcome often results in greater satisfaction with the resolution.
  • Flexibility: Mediation sessions can be scheduled at the convenience of both parties, unlike court dates, which are subject to the judge's timetable. This can reduce pressure on spouses as they try to manage their schedule during what can be a chaotic time. 
  • Stress reduction: The informal and collaborative nature of mediation reduces the adversarial tension common in litigation and arbitration. By focusing on problem-solving rather than winning or losing, mediation helps lift an emotional burden from the spouses. 
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Why Choose SM Family Law, LLC?
  • Exclusive Focus on Family Law
    SM Family Law, LLC exclusively handles family law cases, ensuring specialized and in-depth expertise for each client's unique situation, offering the highest level of focused legal assistance.
  • Exceptional Client-Centered Approach
    At SM Family Law, LLC, we prioritize the unique needs of each client, providing personalized, empathetic, and effective legal representation to ensure the best outcomes in family law matters.
  • Proven Track Record of Success
    With a history of winning complex cases and achieving favorable outcomes, SM Family Law, LLC is dedicated to delivering reliable, professional, and strategic legal solutions for all family law issues.
  • Comprehensive Legal Expertise
    Our team specializes in a wide range of family law services, from divorce and child custody to alternative dispute resolution, ensuring that clients receive thorough and knowledgeable support throughout their legal journey.

Collaborative Counsel You Can Rely On

Our founder, Attorney Sangeetha Mallavarapu, has extensive experience in the Alternative Dispute Resolution methods that successful mediation relies on. Furthermore, prior to beginning work as a family lawyer, she was a judicial officer in the state of Colorado’s family court system. She’s seen a lot of cases and has developed a deep understanding of the issues that shape divorce settlement disputes. Our team is determined to help you resolve them in a way that’s fair, while preserving your peace of mind. We believe mediation can be an important part of that. 

Call (720) 586-4227 today to schedule a free consultation.

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