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Introducing Your Spouse To COCD

Introducing Your Spouse To COCD

A third party mental health clinician offered these tips for introducing your spouse to the Center for Out of Court Divorce (COCD): Coming to an agreement with your partner about how to move forward with your divorce can be challenging for a multitude of reasons. It is often a time of high stress, full of conflict and poor communication. Deciding anything together might seem out of reach. We understand, more than you know. However, there are some tips that may…

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COCD Recognized for its Service to Separating and Divorcing Families in Colorado

The Center for Out-of-Court Divorce was recently recognized, together with the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver, with Meritorious Recognition for The American Bar Association (ABA) Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access. ABA’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services annually recognizes programs and projects that advance access to legal services for those of moderate incomes in ways that are exemplary and replicable. COCD and IAALS were recognized for…

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Video: Former COCD Clients Share Their Story

Video: Former COCD Clients Share Their Story

Parents have a lot of factors to consider as they embark upon the process of separation or divorce, and every family's needs are unique. Explaining the Center For Out-Of-Court Divorce's (COCD) model and how we can help families through the transition of separation and divorce is sometimes best explained by someone who has already been through the process. The former COCD clients featured in this video, J.P. and Megan, along with our clinical director, Denise Breinig-Glunz, and the Director of…

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Divorce Without a Lawyer

Divorcing without a lawyer is a path that many couples choose to take. In fact, according to IAALS, at least one of the parents in 80 to 90 percent of family law cases self represent, or go “pro se”. There are many reasons why couples may choose to divorce without a lawyer. It can be expensive, particularly at a time when families can least afford additional expenditures. The very act of hiring separate divorce attorneys might also feel adversarial, raising…

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about the Center for Out-of-Court Divorce

People come to the Center For Out-Of-Court Divorce (COCD) with a lot of questions and concerns and that’s OK. In fact, we encourage it! The process of separation and divorce can be confusing and intimidating, and there is a lot of misinformation out there. Here are the facts relating to some of the common myths and misconceptions we’ve been hearing: MYTH #1: COCD is a friendly center for friendly divorce, meaning my partner and I have to get along and agree on…

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COCD Method a Proven and Effective Model for Separation & Divorce

Research proves what the Center For Out-Of-Court Divorce (COCD) has known all along: the holistic and interdisciplinary out-of-court separation and divorce approach at COCD has a proven, positive impact on the well being of families served. The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System recently conducted an evaluation of the first two years of the program at COCD, an organization formerly known as the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families. (RCSDF). The evaluation specifically sought to determine…

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Out-Of-Court Separation and Divorce Services Featured in Dispute Resolution Magazine

The Spring 2016 issue of Dispute Resolution Magazine featured The Center For Out-Of-Court Divorce’s (COCD) original pilot program, Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families (RCSDF), and how it is redefining access to justice for families who are going through separation or divorce. The RCSDF pilot program was launched in 2013 on the University of Denver campus as part of the Honoring Families Initiative (HFI) at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) and launched as…

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Milwaukee Family Mediation Center Shares Similar Mission With COCD

The Center for Out-of-Court Divorce (COCD) provides a proven family-centered approach for couples with children who are seeking separation or divorce. We know that this approach can help families avoid a lengthy, expensive and conflicted court process and better support the long-term well being of families. The Family Mediation Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin offers a similar approach to families who want to end their partnership or marriage. According to a recent story by Fox6, Getting a divorce? Why one family…

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Colorado Public Radio Interview Sheds Light on the Benefits of an Out-Of-Court Divorce

Colorado Public Radio Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner recently interviewed Robert Hyatt, retired Denver District Court’s Chief Judge and The Center For Out-Of-Court Divorce (COCD) volunteer and Dr. Megan Quinn, who recently finalized her divorce through COCD. Dr. Quinn shares her experience with COCD. She and her ex-husband have four kids and didn’t want to have fear, anger and vulnerability driving their divorce. She and her ex-husband both felt it was important to honor their family and each other in…

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The Center For Out-Of-Court-Divorce Team Attends Splitopia Book Signing

The Center For Out-Of-Court-Divorce Team Attends Splitopia Book Signing

The Center for Out-Of-Court Divorce (COCD) team was thrilled to join Wendy Paris, author of Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce and How to Part Well, at the Tattered Cover on Tuesday, April 5, for a book signing. As a former print and electronic journalist covering relationships, culture, dating and marriage, Paris is passionate about helping families make healthy, positive choices throughout the course of a divorce – and beyond. During the event, Paris read excerpts of her new book and discussed…

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