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ArdenM. Arden Hauer, MA, JD, is the founder and owner of Friendly Divorce, formerly the Center for Non-Adversarial Divorce. She practiced law for several years before turning to mediation. She has now been in mediation for over thirty years.

Author

Hauer is the author of the award winning Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Colorado: How to Plan, Negotiate, and File Your Divorce, which has just been released in its 9th edition. The first edition was published in 1995 by Bradford Publishing Company in Denver. You can purchase it here.

Education and Experience

Arden graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a major in mathematics, then earned her MA in philosophy at Marquette University. She received her JD from the University of Colorado School of Law, and is also a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Prior to law school, she taught philosophy at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, and at the University of Portland in Oregon.

In private solo law practice, Hauer worked not only in domestic relations, but also in personal injury and real estate. She enjoyed trial work, until she saw its destructive nature, particularly in family matters.

For more on non-adversarial processes, and specifically divorce and postnup mediation, feel free to contact us for more information.

Organizations

Evergreen Chamber of CommerceArden, Friendly Divorce, is a proud member of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce as well as the Lunch Bunch Leads Group. She has been active in the Boulder and Colorado Bar Associations, serving on the Alternate Dispute Resolution and Family Law committees. She has also been active in the Boulder County Interdisciplinary Committee on Child custody (past president), and the Colorado Council of Mediators and Mediation organizations, where she has been a keynote speaker. She has taught many classes in continuing legal education.

Hauer served for five years on the board of the Colorado Music Festival, and was its vice-president.

Now, outside of her mediation work, she largely devotes her time to writing, reading, piano, dancing, and hiking.

Arden is proud of her two children, a son and a daughter, and her four grandchildren.

M. Arden Hauer, M.A., J.D.
Friendly Divorce
info@friendlydivorce.com
(303) 526-7749

4611 Plettner Lane, Suite 200
Evergreen, CO 80439 (Map)

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

 

Over 30 Years' Experience in Divorce Mediation

In more than 30 years experience in mediation, Hauer has seen hundreds of divorcing couples be honest, trusting and trustworthy, have meaningful communication, and cooperate fully to come to agreement through mediation, rather than engage in the long, expensive and destructive adversarial process with the court making decisions for you.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)

    • Separation Agreement
    • Parenting Plan (Custody and Visitation)
    • Parenting Time (Custody and Visitation)
    • Parental Responsibilities
    • Child Support
    • Maintenance (Alimony)
    • Property Division
    • Debt Division
    • Taxes and Insurance

  • Legal Separation

    • Separation Agreement
    • Parenting Plan (Custody and Visitation)
    • Parenting Time (Custody and Visitation)
    • Parental Responsibilities
    • Child Support
    • Maintenance (Alimony)
    • Property Division
    • Debt Division
    • Taxes and Insurance

  • Post-Divorce Matters

    • Parenting Time Modification
    • Child Support Modification
    • Maintenance (alimony) Modification
    • Other Modifications

  • Postnups (Marital Agreements)

    • Conflict Resolution
    • Communication
    • Planning

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