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The Center for Out-of-Court Divorce

Divorcing Together: An Interdisciplinary Out-of-Court Approach to Separation and Divorce

Logan Cornett
It is no secret that divorce poses significant problems for those who go through the legal process. The adversarial nature of the legal process can put people at odds with one another and the courts are not well-positioned to provide emotional and future-planning support. IAALS has released a new report detailing the...

We Need Your Vote: Award for the Center for Out-of-Court Divorce

Rebecca Love Kourlis
We are reaching out to encourage you—as a supporter of our work—to vote! Recently, the Center for Out-of-Court Divorce , together with IAALS at the University of Denver, was honored to be a nominee for the 2017 American Bar Association Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access. As a nominee of the Brown Award, we are also...

Disruptive Innovation: Economist Profiles Center for Out-of-Court Divorce

Carolyn A. Tyler
Reporter Haley Cohen of The Economist recently toured the Center for Out-of-Court Divorce (COCD) in Denver and wrote about her experience in a December article titled Disruptive Innovation: A spate of start-ups offer alternatives to traditional divorce . We’re delighted to see the COCD attract international media...

On Campus, In the Community: IAALS Model Proves There is a Better Way to Divorce

Logan Cornett
We are pleased to announce the results of our evaluation of the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families (RCSDF)—the first manifestation of the IAALS Honoring Families Initiative ’s out-of-court model for separation and divorce . This non-adversarial model is designed to guide families through the process...

Redefining Access to Justice: Kourlis and Schepard on Denver’s Divorce Alternative

Mark Staines
For separating and divorcing families, access to justice can be hard to come by. Our traditional, court-driven model de-emphasizes parents’ (and children’s) long-term interests, fosters expensive legal fees, and lacks important services that can help families reorganize in a well-rounded way. But, in a recent article...