Our offices are comfortable and attractive
and our clients say, relaxing and located just off the Boulder-Denver
turnpike (U.S. Highway 36) at Sheridan Boulevard in Westminster, Colorado,
15 minutes from downtown Denver. For assistance with directions from your
home or office, visit Mapquest (click below).
Our clients come from all parts of Colorado, although primarily from the
central/northern Front Range and we have mediated divorces filed
in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Montrose, Summit
and Weld Counties, and with parties residing as far away as Alaska, Hawaii, Great Britain and Oman.
Larry works many evenings and weekends, so the process of drafting agreements
and preparing other related documents does not lag behind the process of
helping couples arrive at them in the first place. Mediations are scheduled,
however, from 8:00 a.m. through mid-afternoon (including appointments spanning
the traditional lunch hour), with our latest two hour appointment
beginning at 3:00 p.m.
We ordinarily schedule only two mediations per day. Because the process
of mediation is a dynamic, evolving process, Larry is required to dictate
detailed notes immediately after each session, and he typically prepares
for each session by reviewing the work of previous sessions. This is an
integral part of any final Agreement, but at present Larry does not charge
clients for this work.
We generally are able to schedule first appointments approximately one to
two weeks after both parties have spoken with Larry or our staff and agreed
to mediate with us.
Our hourly rate is discussed on our new website,
and Colorado mediation resources.
Although many mediators suggest the average time spent in mediating a divorce
involving children is 12 hours, Larry is focused in his style and approach,
and many divorcing couples will meet with him for only 2 to 4 two hour sessions
(4-8 hours) in arriving at a complete Agreement on all matters required
to be submitted to the court for its review. Additional time in drafting
the Agreement and meeting to review and perhaps revise or edit the Agreement
is, of course, also required. (Because of his commitment to the latest automation
tools, Larry is extremely efficient in drafting. He typically completes
a detailed and highly professional Memorandum memorializing the parties'
unique mediated Agreement in much less time than many mediators without
Although not the only or even the primary advantage of mediation, mediation
costs are generally dramatically less than legal fees for a traditional
contested divorce. Many couples will spend less on an entire mediated divorce
than would be required as an advance of fees (called a retainer)
by a single partys attorney, before the case is even begun. If such
a case would involve one or more court hearings, depositions, or complex
discovery and/or expert costs as is often the case, the savings may
be astonishingly less!
For mediation services, Divorce Resolutions® does not ordinarily require
the payment or deposit of any monies in advance, but instead requires only
that mediation sessions be paid for at their conclusion, and drafting be
paid for at the time documents are received. Accordingly, a couple can schedule
their sessions as the funds are available to pay for mediation. Because
Colorado law requires a couple to wait a minimum period of ninety (90) days
following filing of divorce papers with the Court, most couples find they
can schedule their meeting in mediation so as to accommodate their finances.
In addition, we do accept major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard.
Divorce mediation is my life's work, as I know that my
personality and talents make me uniquely suited to do mediation that often
presents with such emotional content. I believe myself to be highly intuitive,
and to have a good understanding of the dynamics of divorce and how it
impacts families and constrains their vision.
I have made the commitment to practice family mediation only and to do
so full-time and without the distraction of assuming other roles such
as litigation of divorce disputes. My many years training and experience
as a divorce-only lawyer allows me to pass on a great range of possible
approaches and solutions to my clients, and help them craft agreements
that are unique to their family and circumstances, but have proven to
work well for both parties to a divorce or parenting dispute.
At the same time, my skills with modern computer tools allow me to present
parties with valuable tax planning information to consider with their
accountant, tax advisor or counsel. These same skills enable me to professionally
package the capstone of my clients work their written Agreement
with language and approaches that will meet with the approval of
a reviewing judge or magistrate. Larry
is warm and comfortable and clean. It gave me a feeling of instant confidence
and credibility from the first time I went to see him.
is a relaxing, non-confrontational environment to work in.
I was very
comfortable not only because of the surroundings but also Larry's ability
to have such a calming effect on both of us.
It was nice to be able to
settle everything from your office. Kind of like "one stop shopping."
To me, that was the greatest feature of using this process and your service.
I was really tired of running around and not getting any closer to the
settlement due to lawyers who seemed unnecessarily to complicate the issues
and prolong the case for financial reasons. I could have saved a lot of
money by using Divorce Resolutions® first. I have recommended
to a number of friends.
Being aware of what a financial
disaster divorce can be, the cost of our mediation seemed minimal. I feel
that my relationship with my ex-wife is much stronger because mediation
does not profit by creating division the way separate attorneys would.
If you are
looking for a faster, less expensive and non-confrontational process to
resolving your divorce-related or child support matters, I would highly
recommend that you contact Larry before you start the litigation
very knowledgeable in all matters of our divorce. He tried to be fair
to both of us and the children and I wouldnt have as satisfactory
a settlement without his process. He was very good at keeping things under
control. Larry was also skilled at helping us see the situation from our
spouses point of view.
I do not hesitate
to recommend Larry for others going through divorce. It was a positive
experience with lasting positive consequences for ourselves and our children.
I had relating to our divorce, especially our children, Larry answered
with genuine concern. He helped us consider how much our taxes would help
or hurt our outcome and guided us in arriving at a workable solution for