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Mediation in divorce on the rise

More couples prefer to divide their assets themselves rather than pay for a long legal battle.

Posted: 01/23/2012 01:00:00 AM MST
Updated: 01/26/2012 06:37:51 PM MST
By David Migoya
The Denver Post

Kay Gilbert works at home as her 4-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, Hefton, looks on recently. Gilbert and her husband chose mediation to divide their property when their marriage ended. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

Keeping it on an even keel was about all Kay Gilbert hoped for when she saw her 30-year marriage unraveling.

The consultant to budding nonprofits surmised that a protracted legal battle before a District Court judge would dissipate the resources and assets that she and her husband had acquired through the years.

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