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RESOURCES  &  INFORMATION:

PREPARATION

Experience suggests that it is always better to be properly informed. It is important to have a comprehensive understanding of the details and the big picture:

  • Focusing only on the details you will lose the the possibility of seeing novel or unique negotiated possibilities.

  • Focusing only on the big picture, you lose the interconnections that can help guide you through your decision making.

 

Preparation is key to understanding your choices; they are essential to gauging the impact your decisions may have on you, and your family in the short and long term.

MEDIATION

As the artist in the background, Mediation let's you design the outcome of your case.

Mediation enables the parties to work through a neutral, the mediator, to find mutual solutions to their differences.

As a practical matter, Mediation is the only opportunity the parties have in the judicial process for self-determination: to exercise their Decision Making and Influence to determine a mutually accepted outcome as resolution to their conflict without having a judge decide for them. 

Key Practical Aspects

  • It's an alternative to a litigated outcome.​

  • The parties have control over the process; they define their own resolution.

  • The agreement is intentional and relevant to the parties.

On Mediation:

  • Mediation is not a practice of law. Mediators do not give legal advice or tell the Parties their legal duties. The Mediator is a neutral third party and will not offer legal advice. The Parties have a right to obtain their own attorney for legal advice and are encouraged to do so.

  • Mediators will not make decision about the case and will not tell the Parties what to do regarding the case.  Mediators will not tell the court anything about the mediation except that the case did or did not reach a resolution.

 
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GETTING READY

Preparation has to do with understanding yourself as much as you do the other person.

PREPARATION

Prepare for mediation so that:

  • You are clear about what is important to you,

  • About what you want to present and how you want to present it, and

  • What you want the other party to understand.

COMMITMENT

  • As you think about the dispute, what is at the heart of the matter for you. What factors contributed to this dispute?

  • Expect to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the other party.

  • Imagine the other party's concerns and your possible options for addressing those concerns.

  • Come to mediation with possible options for resolution - think out of the box, be creative.

  • Consider open communication without losing respect for yourself and the other person.

  • Gather and organize any documents you believe may help you explain your points, however, remember mediation is not a trial or arbitration; there is no burden of proof to be met.

  • Review and bring to mediation your court documents as they may be applicable to the resolution of the matter.

  • Are there any related concerns that need to be addressed in mediation.

Disclaimer: The content offered in this website is of public domain; it is intended only as a public service for information purposes. For updated information, court documents and procedures, visit the Colorado State Court website. For legal advice specific to your case contact a licensed attorney.

 
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WHERE TO START?

Information at a Glance

Colorado Judicial Branch

Colorado State Court

https://www.courts.state.co.us

All Court Forms & Instructions

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Index.cfm

Colorado Court Location / Information

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Choose.cfm

OTHER SOURCES

Disclaimer: The content offered in this website is of public domain; it is intended only as a public service for information purposes. For updated information, court documents and procedures, visit the Colorado State Court website. For legal advice specific to your case contact a licensed attorney.

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Disclaimer: The content offered in this website is of public domain; it is intended only as a public service for information purposes. For updated information, court documents and procedures, visit the Colorado State Court website. For legal advice specific to your case contact a licensed attorney.

 
 

FAMILY / DIVORCE

JUDICIAL RESOURCES: VIDEO SERIES

Self Help Resources / Information

Part One: Meet the Professionals

https://www.newfamiliesnewfuture.org/video-part-one

 

Part Two: The Legal Process and Paperwork

https://www.newfamiliesnewfuture.org/video-part-two

Part Three: Parenting Plan Overview

https://www.newfamiliesnewfuture.org/video-part-three

CONTEMPT OF COURT

Video One: Contempt Basics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EHJ7HKvjCc

Video Two: Contempt Forms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EHJ7HKvjCc

Video Three: Remedial Contempt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1kLNCAf4Fg&t=192s

 

Video Four: Punitive Contempt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EHJ7HKvjCc

Disclaimer: The content offered in this website is of public domain; it is intended only as a public service for information purposes. For updated information, court documents and procedures, visit the Colorado State Court website. For legal advice specific to your case contact a licensed attorney.

 
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FORMS: FAMILY

Standard Instructions

Self Help Information Portal

Disclaimer: The content offered in this website is of public domain; it is intended only as a public service for information purposes. For updated information, court documents and procedures, visit the Colorado State Court website. For legal advice specific to your case contact a licensed attorney.

 
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FORMS: CIVIL COUNTY

Standard Instructions

Self Help Information Portal

CIVIL

INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions for a County Court Civil Case

Form: JDF 110 (Money Demand)

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/JDF%20110%20Instructions%20for%20County%20Civil%20-%20Money.pdf

Instructions for Filing an Answer and/or Counterclaim Form 

Form: JDF 96 

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/JDF%2096%20Instructions%20for%20Filing%20an%20Answer%20or%20Counterclaim.pdf

FORMS (Basic Forms)

CRCCP 1 - County Civil Summons

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/C.R.C.C.P.%20Form%201%20Summons.pdf

CRCCP 2 - County Civil Complaint

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/C.R.C.C.P.%20Form%201%20Summons.pdf

Civil (All Other Forms)

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Forms_List.cfm?Form_Type_ID=27

Disclaimer: The content offered in this website is of public domain; it is intended only as a public service for information purposes. For updated information, court documents and procedures, visit the Colorado State Court website. For legal advice specific to your case contact a licensed attorney.

 

FORMS: CIVIL DISTRICT

Standard Instructions

Self Help Information Portal

General Information for District Civil Cases

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/morethan25000/

Affidavit of Service (Form JDF 98)

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Forms_List.cfm?Form_Type_ID=203

Summons by Publication (Form 1.1)

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/Form%201.1%20Summons%20by%20Publication%20R1-12.pdf

District Court Civil Summons (Form 600)

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/JDF%20600%20District%20Court%20Civil%20Summons.pdf

District Court Civil (CV) Case Cover Sheet  (Form JDF 601)

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/JDF%20601%20clean.pdf

Instructions to Complete District Court Civil Case Cover Sheet (Form JDF 603)

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/PDF/JDF%20603%20Instructions%20to%20Complete%20Civil%20Cover%20Sheet.pdf

Notice and Order to File JDF 601 Case Cover Sheet

Form JDF 604  (Word Document)

Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure (C.R.C.P.)16.1

Simplified Procedure for all District Civil actions filed on or after July 1, 2004

C.R.C.P. 16.1 https://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/morethan25000/

Disclaimer: The content offered in this website is of public domain; it is intended only as a public service for information purposes. For updated information, court documents and procedures, visit the Colorado State Court website. For legal advice specific to your case contact a licensed attorney.

 

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