Mediation Services

Serving Grand Junction, Colorado And Throughout Western Colorado

My team proudly and skillfully provides mediation services in Grand Junction, CO and throughout Western Colorado.

Compassionate Mediation Services

How Does Divorce Mediation Work in Colorado?

Mediation is your opportunity to resolve the disputed issues in your divorce on terms decided by you and your spouse, not by a judge who will only receive a snapshot of your positions at trial.  Mediation is also cost efficient and may occur relatively quickly compared to the many months, or years, it usually takes for a divorce to wind its way through the court system.

To make the most of your time during a mediation, you should prepare. Gather any information and documents related to the disputes in your divorce, such as financial records and a list of marital and separate property (with values and amounts). Mediators will ask for this information as part of the initial intake process. It’s also a good idea to think about your goals from the mediation process.

The actual mediation usually follows the same general steps or stages:

  • orientation, so that you know what to expect
  • “framing” the issues and each spouse’s position on those issues
  • exploring solutions to the disputes, and
  • negotiating agreements. The mediator won’t give you legal advice or pressure you into any agreement. Instead, mediators are trained to guide you through the process of clarifying the issues, coming up with possible solutions, and negotiating compromises.

Mediation in Colorado is confidential. No one—not you, your spouse, or the mediator—is allowed to disclose to anyone (even a judge) anything that was said or any written material shared as part of the mediation process, even to a judge. There are a few exceptions to this rule, including:

  • any written agreement signed by both spouses
  • when both spouses and the mediator consent to disclose the information
  • any statement or writing that reveals a spouse’s intention to commit a felony, injure someone, or threaten a minor child’s safety, and
  • evidence that must normally be shared as part of the legal “discovery” process, such as financial statements.

James W. Giese is a trained mediator with 36 years of experience in handling divorce cases.  Jim can assist you in the mediation process, with the goal of reaching compromise on disputed issues, saving you the time and expense of prolonged  court hearings, and avoiding the uncertainty of placing your case in the hands of the court.

6+ Years Providing Mediation Resolution
in Grand Junction, Colorado and Surrounding Areas

Jim Giese Divorce Attorney Grand Junction CO

James W. Giese, P.C.
Attorney at Law
Grand Junction, CO

The Attorney Who Gets Things Done

I am a trial lawyer who has practiced law in Grand Junction and Western Colorado for more than 36 years. I graduated from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College in 1987, and began practicing in Grand Junction in 1988.

I have been practicing continuously since then and have substantial experience in the courtroom. I have earned a reputation of quality and effective legal work. I take pride in providing personal attention to each of my cases, protecting the rights of my clients, and successfully navigating my cases to a proper resolution. 

As a long time resident of the Grand Valley, I am an active participant in the community. I am a past President of the Grand Junction Downtown Lion’s Club. I have also served as President of the Mesa County Pro Bono Project, and have assisted in area youth sports.

When I’m not practicing law, I enjoys spending time in the outdoors of Western Colorado. I’m handy with a fly rod, enjoy hunting and love to ski. 

James W. Giese, P.C.
Attorney at Law

Service Locations

Headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado, I serve valued clients throughout Western Colorado. I specialize in litigation matters ranging from family law to estate planning and business law.

Grand Junction
Fruita
Palisade
Loma
Fruitvale

Appleton
Redlands
Clifton
Whitewater
Orchard Mesa

Glade Park
Mesa
De Beque
Collbran

 

Mesa County
Garfield County

Delta County
Montrose County

Rio Blanco County
Pitkin County

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