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 separation by the ABA Journal. In fact, 39 families successfully separated or divorced during the first year of testing the model. According to DU, one client, Leotis Compton, noted that, ““It’s not just a divorce. They look at the whole family and make sure that everybody—the development of the family—is healthy after the process.”

Launch of The Center For Out-Of-Court Divorce

Following the pilot RCSDF program, The Center for Out-of-Court Divorce launched as a stand-alone nonprofit and opened its doors in Denver in September 2015 with the goal of providing holistic, compassionate and simple separation or divorce resolution for couples with children, including same-sex couples and those that have never married.

The Center not only empowers parents by supporting the entire family throughout the process, they also make it so the couple never has to step foot inside a courtroom. Judge Robert Hyatt performs permanent orders hearings onsite, legalizing the entire process for families. In partnership with the legal system, The Center offers families the financial & legal education, mediation and counseling necessary to care for the entire family throughout the entire process.

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