Avant means forward, or ahead. It comes from the French avant, and Latin abate. We created Avant Mediation to offer forward-thinking services. We offer mediation that will move your case forward, will help you resolve issues in a meaningful way. Everyone handles conflict differently, but in order to work through the conflict, each party needs an opportunity to first discuss the issues and be heard by the other side. Whether you or your business need a written Memorandum of Understanding (MOU, or agreement) to be accepted by the court, or you need a plan for your organization to move forward, the first step is facilitating a discussion.
We offer Private mediation and facilitation services to fit your needs. Sessions can be scheduled in Denver, Littleton, Glendale or Lakewood. Ms. Koehler also provides mediation through the Office of Dispute Resolution offering mediation in Fremont County. Whether you have a court-related matter that you would like resolved, you have monetary or neighbor issues, or your agency would like a facilitator to move your organization forward, Avant Mediation offers years of experience and training to help you formulate a concrete agreement.
The types of issues to be resolved determine the time needed for facilitation or mediation. Most domestic relations cases (divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities/child custody, parenting time) take 2-8 hours depending on the complexity and the number of issues. We set all cases for a minimum of two hours and on occasion we will need additional sessions to complete the agreement. The mediator will discuss the appropriate length of time for the session prior to scheduling the mediation or facilitation.
It is important to gather documents, videos/photos of damages, receipts, verifications of value or appraisals to help show the other side your position. Please bring these materials to your session.