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As full-time family and divorce mediators for many years, we know firsthand the very real benefits of divorce and child custody mediation, and many folks approaching divorce have heard mediation can save costs and time, and preserve control over their after-divorce futures.
If a paradigm is a way of looking at matters, and a paradigm shift is a change in how we approach a problem, over the last decade, there has been a paradigm shift in family law. Increasingly, family lawyers and litigants have been looking to alternative dispute resolution to explore settlement options and negotiate agreements more efficiently and effectively, with the assistance of a neutral third party.
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Colorado does not automatically award custody of the minor children to the mother, and the court does not consider fault. The court considers what is in the best interests of the child. Colorado divorce law allows for two different kinds of child custody: primary residential and legal custody. Primary residential custody means the parent the child lives with; legal custody means the rights that a parent has to make important decision for the child. Usually, the judge will give joint legal custody to both parents and primary residential custody to only one of the parents.
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