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The Center for Out-of-Court Divorce Celebrates Six Months of Serving Families

The Center for Out-Of-Court Divorce (The Center) originally launched as part of a pilot program at University of Denver (DU) known as the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families (RCSDF). The RCSDF program was based on a model recommended by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) and aimed at providing child- and family-centered divorce and separation services. Even in its early stages, the RCSDF program received recognition for bringing holistic solutions to divorce and…

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Colorado Ranks 39th Most Expensive State for Divorce

The time and cost of separating or divorcing can be extensive. According to MSN’s recent article, Best and Worst States to Get a Low-Cost Divorce, which is based on a recent GOBankingRates survey, the average cost of divorce is between $15,000 - $20,000. Of course the costs associated with getting a divorce vary by state and depend largely on divorce lawyer fees. The survey determined that Colorado is the 39th most expensive state in which to divorce. As Hunter Metcalf…

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The Center for Out-of-Court Divorce: A Proven, Community-Centered Alternative for Families

Separation and divorce don’t have to be costly and full of conflict for your family. There is a more holistic and family-centered approach to ending a partnership or a marriage. The Center for Out of Court Divorce aims to provide this kind of support to families with children who are in transition. With a staff of seasoned experts from attorneys to mental health professionals, parents can feel confident in working together to move forward without causing added stress to their…

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Supporting Family Wellbeing Through the Divorce Process

The Center for Out of Court Divorce Denver recently hosted a visit from Patrick Parkinson, a leading advocate of family law reform in Australia.  Patrick, a professor of law at the University of Sydney, was a major participant in the creation of Australia’s Family Relationship Centres which COCD Denver is loosely modeled after. Patrick spoke at length about the negative impact litigation has on families and how this motivated him to create a multi-disciplinary, out-of-court alternative to litigation. The first Family Relationship…

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