About Friendly Divorce

Arden Hauer mediated for the first time in 1986, and soon after left adversarial law, because of its destructive and expensive nature, for full time mediation. She created the name Center for Non-Adversarial Divorce in 1990, and re-named the business Friendly Divorce in 2016.

Hauer began her mediation service in Boulder. She added an Englewood office in 1991, and later locations in Northglenn, Cherry Creek, and Denver West. In 2000 she settled again in one office in Genesee until 2011 when she replaced that with offices in Denver West and Evergreen, her current locations. The Denver West office is at the Denver West Boulevard exit from I-70 (Exit 263), near Colfax and Colorado Mills, in the Denver West Suites. The Evergreen office is shared with Patrick Johnson and Associates in the Evergreen Terraces building.

Friendly Divorce Mediation in Today's Economy

Few divorcing couples these days want an expensive and lengthy process. The least expensive way is to do it yourselves. The Friendly Divorce Guidebook 9th Edition, by Arden Hauer, can help you do this. If you feel you need a third person there with the two of you, a prfoessional who has mediation skills as well as legal expertise, Arden Hauer and the Friendly Divorce may be just what you are looking for.

Contact Us Today to Learn More

If you want to find a peaceful solution to your marriage or divorce issues, Contact us to see if our services are right for you, or to schedule an appointment. The Friendly Divorce is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Mediation sessions are by appointment only. Saturday appointments available.

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Evergreen Terraces Building
4611 Plettner Lane, Suite 200
Evergreen, CO 80439

1746 Cole Boulevard

Building 21 - Denver West Office Suites
1746 Cole Boulevard, Suite 225
Golden, CO 80401


Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Colorado by M. Arden Hauer, M.A., J.D.

The Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Colorado: How to Plan, Negotiate and File Your Divorce, new 9th edition, is a great how-to for those who want to do their divorce themselves, or to help them understand what their lawyers are saying. Along with tips for negotiating, it Includes pictures of court forms with instructions, plus free downloadable fillable forms.

This edition includes the new Maintenance Guideline, revisions to the Child Support Guideline, civil unions, and same-sex marriage.

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