How to Choose a Divorce Lawyer

July 3, 2019

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April 22, 2019

Co-parenting with an ex-spouse can be tremendously challenging, even under the best of circumstances.  I have been doing it myself now for about six years, and as a family law attorney and mediator, I’ve seen a full spectrum of co-parenting relationships from genuinely amicable and supportive, to destructive and even toxic.  Most tend to fall somewhere in the middle, as does mine, but it has been at times a trial by fire type of situation. What I have come to appreciate, though, first by going through my own divorce with limited professional help or the benefit of a family law background, then by helping to guide couples as they go through divorce as a family law attorney and mediator, is the value...

October 15, 2018

Just as many people take for granted that their marriage will stay strong regardless of how much attention they pay to their love bond, they tend to approach divorce without any thought of how they should go about it, or how that matters.

It does matter.

Because while you may be ending a physical relationship, the emotional relationship will continue to exist in your mental life. And if you have children, you are not really ending a relationship anyway, but simply transitioning into a relationship as “co-parents.”

No matter what kind of relationship you have, the best way to transition out of it is to do it cleanly. 

"Keeping it clean" has two aspects:

Don’t Hide Things

The first part of keeping it clean...

April 20, 2017

Many people are aligned in principle with mediating their divorces, wanting to avoid the conflict and expense of lawyering up and litigating. But some wonder if they engage in mediation, who will have their back? The “neutral” and “impartial” mediator can’t do it can he? What if the other party starts getting aggressive and digs in? How will you know if you’re getting a bad deal?

While it is true that mediators are generally required to remain impartial and neutral—and do not represent either party—this does not mean they cannot support each party in understanding, expressing, and achieving his or her interests in a mediation.

First, the fact that mediators are supposed to remain neutral does not mea...

November 8, 2016

Attorney and mediator Peter Fabish of Conscious Family Law & Mediation in Boulder, Colorado, discusses whether it is possible to avoid harming your child or children if you opt to get a divorce.

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