The Turelli session is schedule to take place at the Courthouse. The parents and the panelists meet in the SAME conference room. A Turelli session has a 3-hour time limit.
If an agreement is reached, it is presented to the Court for approval that same day. And the controversy is over.
If an agreement is not reached, the case continues with the next phase of litigation.
Each Turelli session is facilitated by a mental health professional and a legal professional. This dual discipline approach the addresses the emotional aspects of parenting disputes within the legal parameters
Each Turelli session is facilitated by a women and a man with extensive family law experience.
Each Turelli panelist participates in the session as a volunteer.
No lawyers required
During a Turelli session, the parents speak for themselves. They define the parenting dispute in their own words. Parents are asked for pictures of their children. The focus remains on their child. The goal is to learn problem solving skills unique to this family. These skills can be applied by the parents on their own with the next dispute and not require Court intervention.
The Turelli Method is available for parenting time and decision-making disputes. For example a Turelli session helps with modification of the parenting schedule when the child enters school; OR when a parent relocates outside of Colorado; OR a parent re-enters a child's life; OR the child's participation in extra-curricular activities; OR other child related (non-financial) issues brought to the Court.