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Blog Posts by Melinda Taylor

One Year and 80 Families Later: Celebrating the Success of a New Model for Separation and Divorce

Melinda Taylor
One year ago, the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families opened its doors at the University of Denver to serve families in metro area. Based on an interdisciplinary out-of-court model developed by the Honoring Families Initiative , the RCSDF is operating at full-force today, helping numerous parents...

Professional Perspectives on the Resource Center and its Preliminary Impact for Families

Melinda Taylor
Recently, Natalie Knowlton and I provided an update to the Colorado legal community on the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families at the University of Denver—a model with national implications. The Resource Center was developed by the Honoring Families Initiative as an out-of-court alternative for...

New Publication Examines Proactive Case Management Processes in Family Law Cases

Melinda Taylor
IAALS has just released a research report entitled Family Law in Focus: A Retrospective Study of Colorado's Early Experiments with Proactive Case Processing . This report presents the results from an analysis of data from five pilot programs in four different Colorado courts that implemented proactive case management...

Gabrielle Davis Joins the Honoring Families Initiative Advisory Committee

Melinda Taylor
The Honoring Families Initiative is pleased to announce a new addition to our national Advisory Committee—Gabrielle Davis. Davis is a Legal & Policy Advisor with the Battered Women’s Justice Project. We are delighted to see the new perspectives and ideas that Davis will bring to the Honoring Families Advisory...

University of Michigan Study Reveals that 115,000 Women Lose Private Health Insurance Each Year Following a Divorce

Melinda Taylor
A University of Michigan research project looked at the effects of divorce on women's health insurance rates and coverage and found that women are less likely to be insured following a divorce. It is estimated that 115,000 women lose health insurance coverage following a divorce and that 65,000 women become uninsured...