Actress Mayim Bialik Shares Her Story Of Divorce

Actress Mayim Bialik Shares Her Story of Divorce

Actress Mayim Bialik candidly shared her experience with divorce and co-parenting. We commend her for not only sharing a very personal story, but for her commitment to the needs of her children throughout the divorce process and beyond. Hopefully, others find her situation helpful in understanding the challenges divorcing parents face, and the benefits of a child-focused approach. https://youtu.be/eW__B3YCp78

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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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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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50 Percent Divorce Rate Myth Holds Strong Despite Decline

We’ve all heard the widely known divorce rate statistic that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Although it had its merits back in the 1970s and early 1980s, recent data shows that this old adage is simply not true anymore. It appears as though the rapid rise in divorce rates in the 1970s and 1980s was a bit of an anomaly. According to an economist, Justin Wolfers, at the University of Michigan, if the current trends continue, nearly two…

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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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Improving Family Outcomes by Taking Divorce Out Of Court

As the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) celebrates its 10th anniversary, Wendy Paris, author of Splitopia, looks back on the progress we have made in recent years toward improving family outcomes by taking divorce out of court. In her recent guest blog post, Ten Years of IAALS: Taking Divorce Out of Court with Better Outcomes for Families, she notes the gap that fueled the need for launching a place like The Center for Out-Of-Court Divorce…

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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

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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