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Colorado's Mediation Specialists.

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HERE FOR WHEN IT MATTERS.

(303) 872-4273
Offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Fort Collins. 

Why Choose Mediation?

Before divorce, separation or other disputes arise, you own property, financial investments and other things that you rely on to be able to start your new life after litigation. However, after hiring an attorney, struggling through litigation and seeing unexpected bills pop-up, that property is dwindling and the financial investments are often significantly less than when you started. Mediation is an easier and cheaper path forward.

Whether your case involves divorce, legal separation or allocation of parental responsibilities, we can help. In fact, mediation can help in more than a lawsuit. If you are having communication difficulties with another person, decisions of big life choices you can’t decide with your partner or even neighborhood disputes, you don’t have to wait for it to result in a lawsuit to take steps. You don’t need to file anything with the court before mediation and you don’t have to use lawyers, unless you want to. Even if you already retained legal representation, mediation can still save you thousands of dollars in legal fees if mediation is successful and both parties come ready to put in the work necessary to reach a settlement.

Benefits of Mediation:

  • Save Money
  • Participate in Achieving Settlement in a Safe and Confidential Environment
  • Minimize Emotional Pain and Resentment
  • Set a Positive Example for Your Children
  • Get the Issues Addressed on YOUR Timeline
  • Prevent the Need for Litigation
  • Achieve Peace of Mind without Protracted Litigation
Daquiri
Everyone has been friendly , kind , helpful and empathetic... I would highly recommend Burnham Law.

What Happens in Mediation?

Your mediation is voluntary and confidential. What happens in the mediation cannot be used in litigation of the matters discussed in mediation. Mediation is voluntary. Your mediator(s) are neutral third-parties with no authority to decide any issues or force you to agree to anything in the mediation.

Our approach is designed to make the mediation process as helpful and efficient as possible. We’ll address the issues and take each in turn to review options to resolve the same.

Melanie R
Burnham Law is really the only choice to assist you in your family matters. Stephanie was an incredible lawyer who advocated for our family and was able to achieve the outcome we desired. She practices with immense integrity and is highly supportive during the legal process. We trust her and Burnham Law for all of our family matters.

What does Mediation Cost?

We charge $75 per party per hour for mediation services with a minimum payment up front for two (2) hours.

 

Peter B
Burnham Law is who you want on your side for legal representation. They are sharp, strategic and efficient. In my case, opposing counsel was clearly intimidated and I was extremely pleased with the process.

Why Choose Burnham Law for your Mediation?

The mediators here have served as a local mediator for cases varying from criminal, restraining orders, domestic disputes and other neighborhood disagreements, including pre-litigation disputes between family members, neighbors, friends or co-workers. In addition to being trained and experienced mediators, our lead mediator is an experienced family law attorney.

Leslie Shafer has experience as a municipal court judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, civil attorney and family advocate. She’s represented clients through divorce, jurisdictional disputes, custody cases, restraining orders, emergency matters, modifications, transfer of property and many other matters. Ms. Shafer has seen clients spend tens of thousands of dollars to fight a case to the end. Although some cases cannot be resolved in mediation, Ms. Shafer adamantly believes there is an easier and cheaper way to resolve most or much of litigation and disputes other than choosing aggressive litigation. Obviously, some cases can only be resolved by a judge and must go through litigation, but that doesn’t mean your case is one of them.  

Laura L
I've been working with Burnham Law for close to three years for ongoing family law issues and I can say, hands down, they know their stuff. You should feel confident with Burnham on your side; they've got your back!
Daquiri
Everyone has been friendly , kind , helpful and empathetic... I would highly recommend Burnham Law.
Melanie R
Burnham Law is really the only choice to assist you in your family matters. Stephanie was an incredible lawyer who advocated for our family and was able to achieve the outcome we desired. She practices with immense integrity and is highly supportive during the legal process. We trust her and Burnham Law for all of our family matters.
Peter B
Burnham Law is who you want on your side for legal representation. They are sharp, strategic and efficient. In my case, opposing counsel was clearly intimidated and I was extremely pleased with the process.
Laura L
I've been working with Burnham Law for close to three years for ongoing family law issues and I can say, hands down, they know their stuff. You should feel confident with Burnham on your side; they've got your back!

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