Colorado Divorce Law, Colorado Divorce Information & Colorado Mediation News
Here, at “The Latest!,” you’ll find the latest news and information regarding Colorado divorce law and other Colorado divorce information or topics of interest to parties considering mediation of their Colorado divorce.
Recent Changes To Colorado Divorce Laws
See especially our articles on 2009 Colorado Divorce Law Filing Fees Increase, 2008 Changes to Colorado Child Support Laws, the simplified and streamlined 2006 Sworn Financial Statement forms, and our feature on the major 2005 changes to Colorado divorce law, process and forms. We have also recently updated our Colorado child custody and visitation relocation law article.
Colorado Mediation News
Learn about the new Colorado Mediation Association or “theMAC” in our article 2011 Colorado Mediators Organization Rebrands as the “Colorado Mediation Association!” (The old Colorado Council of Mediators — CCMO — is no more.)
Evolution Of Our Divorce Mediation Process
Finally, consider articles regarding changes at our office in 2006 (the substitution of old-style flip-charts with mediators’ client-side large LCD displays), in 2007 (additional new mediators’ technology and tools), and our plans for the future — as we continue to innovate our Colorado family and divorce mediation process.
Colorado Divorce Law Updates
Visit us again for new articles as the divorce laws of Colorado and federal and Colorado tax laws change.
Colorado Professional Mediators – Colorado Council Of Mediators Announces New Name
first posted on: 5/15/2004
The Colorado Council of Mediators has adopted a new name for those mediators meeting its Recommended Guidelines for Mediator Education and Training.
Effective June 2004, the Colorado mediators’ organization changed the name of guidelines-qualified members from Guidelines Member to Professional Mediator, CCMO or Professional Mediator, Colorado Council of Mediators.
CCMO’s governing Board made the change to clarify that Colorado alternative dispute professionals undergoing the requisite training and practicum have a professional — as opposed to merely casual — commitment to mediation as a profession.
Colorado CCMO Guidelines-Qualified And Professional Mediators
Colorado law does not provide for formal certification of mediation practitioners. The Colorado Council of Mediators (CCMO) and the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association developed the Recommended Guidelines for Mediator Education and Training, “to assist consumers, attorneys, judges, and other professionals in selecting” Colorado mediators.
CCMO’s Guidelines (and thus, the new Colorado “Professional Mediator” status) require:
- A specified course of mediation training and education
- A tenure of experience including oversight by an experienced mentor
- Subscription to a recognized code of mediation ethics (see our articles on confidentiality in Colorado divorce mediation, Colorado mediators’ ethics codes and Colorado mediation model standards)
- Active participation in continuing education in mediation process and in substantive areas of practice
CCMO has independently reviewed our mediators’ qualifications in this regard, and determined that they meet all these standards of excellence for Colorado mediators‘ training, education and experience. Both Larry and Chris have thus been recognized by CCMO as Professional Mediators.
Also, see our “Spotlight” or other feature articles, where we discuss in detail other Colorado legal, procedural (including divorce law and family mediation) or parenting topics. Presently, we look in depth at:
- Colorado Custody and Visitation Relocation Law
- Legal Separation, Dissolution of Marriage & Divorce in Colorado
- Confidentiality of Mediation in Colorado
- Choosing A Divorce Mediator
- Divorce in Denver Magazine articles
An additional highly recommended resource for Colorado divorce law information is Colorado Springs, Colorado, family lawyer Carl Graham’s Colorado Divorce and Family Law Guide.
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