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July 3, 2019

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In this new reality that is life amidst the coronavirus outbreak in our country, and the world at large, there are many questions facing parents as to how to navigate this challenging and uncertain time. 

For parents who are divorced or separated, the challenges inherent in this situation may feel even more daunting given that their children may be going back and forth between two homes. For high conflict families, the current situation may pose opportunities for increased conflict. Even with amicable co-parents, the increased tension and anxiety many are feeling at the moment may be leading to short fuses and frazzled interactions. 

In this article we consider some possible issues faced by co-parent...

February 7, 2020

At Conscious Family™ we believe most people truly want to show up in integrity, in every aspect of their lives. Our clients overwhelmingly have the best intentions to proceed mindfully when pursuing their divorce. But these people are themselves often overwhelmed by big feelings and confusing logistics.

That's why our standard process typically includes a guided activity, called an Intention Session, to help anchor separating spouses to their personal integrity and best selves—even if they are in a place of challenge.

In this short session, our clients are given the opportunity to align their personal values with how they are going to show up in their divorce process. This empowers them to take full...

December 16, 2019

Five years ago, John Hoelle and Peter Fabish set out to change the way people divorce. This month is the 5-year anniversary of Conscious Family Law & Mediation.

The traditional marriage anniversary gift is wood. Wood connotes the strength, rootedness, and expanse of a tree. It symbolizes a partnership that has begun to develop into a long-lasting bond.

It is the intention of Conscious Family to remain rooted in our values, strong in our commitment to serving the community, and expansive as we spread our reach beyond Boulder in order to change the way people divorce.

In honor of the five years John and Peter have put into rooting and growing Conscious Family, I asked the entire staff to share the most...

October 30, 2019

Because I am both a couples mediator and divorce mediator, I am frequently asked about my most important advice for committed couples. My answer is simply to decrease the negative quality of a couple's interactions, below an important threshold.  

In this article I’m going to make the case for an offshoot of the 80/20 Pareto Principle (i.e., 80% of effects come from 20% of causes). My version of this famous principle can serve as a test for whether you should commit to your love relationship, and it also works to help you sustain that relationship.

If you are in an intimate relationship, hopefully it feels easy much of the time, but I’m going to assume it seems challenging some of the time....

September 19, 2019

When I was contemplating divorce, the single hardest question I had to ask myself was, how will it impact my children? I wondered, will it damage them for life?  

I’m on the other side of divorce. My family is two years out from the initiation of two parental households, and I can say with confidence that my children are thriving. I’m not advocating for or against divorce (we’re big fans of healthy, thriving partnerships here at Conscious Family), but I am saying that if it is possible for adults to transform, learn, and grow from the divorce process, the same is true for children.

The truth is, divorce impacts children. Deep acceptance of the fact that there was no way to shelter my children fr...

August 12, 2019

If you have been in a long-term relationship with someone of the same sex and you decide to go your separate ways, you may be legally obligated to pay spousal support and your partner may be entitled to marital assets even if you never married. Alternately, you may be legally entitled to spousal support and marital assets. Surprised? You’re not alone. 

Same-sex marriage becoming legal in Colorado in 2014 and the passage of the Colorado Civil Union Act the prior year have ushered new opportunities and obligations—and likely some confusion--for same-sex couples in Colorado. Then this past December, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in In re Marriage of Hogsett that same-sex couples have the right to...

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