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Divorce mediation might help you end the marriage faster

Divorce settlements are the key to getting your case resolved as quickly as possible. While it might be tempting to fight your ex tooth and nail, doing so can draw out your divorce. It can also cost you more time and money. Instead, you can consider using a method of alternative dispute resolution to get the settlement hashed out.

Divorce mediation is one option here. You and your ex would work with a third-party to come up with the terms of the divorce. The mediator doesn't make decisions about the terms. Instead, he or she works to keep you and your ex on track so the decisions can be made.

If you and your ex are able to come to terms about the divorce, the agreement is made and it is presented to the court for approval. In each area of the divorce, you and your ex must ensure that the terms are in kind with the applicable laws.

One area that is especially important here is child custody and child support. You must ensure that the agreement is in the best interests of your child and that the support meets the requirements of Colorado's laws. The court will often look very closely at these aspects of the divorce settlement.

If you are going through this process, you must be sure that you know the legal options you have. In some cases, such as property division, there is a wide berth for negotiating. Understanding when you have ample room for coming to an agreement and when the possibilities are narrow can help you to get things resolves as quickly as possible.

Source: FindLaw, "Settlement Agreements and Court Approval," accessed March 24, 2017

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