In virtually every jurisdiction in the front range of Colorado, parties in a family law, divorce, or child custody case have to mediate their dispute with a mediator before their case proceeds to a contested hearing. In pre-decree divorce cases, or cases where a party has filed a petition to allocate parental responsibilities or a paternity action, the parties usually have to attempt to mediate their case prior to any temporary orders hearing. Therefore, it is typical for the parties to have to participate in two mediation sessions prior to the final hearing in their case.
What does this mean? It means that parties have to commit a great deal of time and effort in their domestic relations case, and this causes their other obligations, such as work, and family obligations to be compromised. Heidi Town, Esq., is ready to assist parties with busy weekly schedules by offering mediations on the weekend.