Over the last several years, more and more couples have looked for alternative ways to settle the terms of a divorce. Litigation has been the default process for many years, forcing couples to hire individual lawyers to represent them in court and spending a lot of time and money in the process. The most popular and effective alternative to litigation is divorce mediation, which allows couples to work with a neutral mediator to settle the terms of a divorce including division of property, child custody and spousal/child support. Rather than leave these major decisions in the hands of a judge, who can only learn so much about your personal situation in a short period of time.
Divorce Mediation Instead Of Litigation
Mediation gives you the opportunity to make decisions for yourself and your family about these important life issues. Since no one knows your situation better than you and your ex, you are able to engage in a discussion to come up with a path for resolution. Very often, mediation actually allows for a more successful long-term resolution of these issues and less need for amending the agreement down the road. In addition, mediation also provides you with an excellent option should you need an amended agreement.
The court system actually encourages Minnesota couples to try an alternative dispute resolution service like mediation before going through the court system. This is preferred and encouraged because the court system simply cannot accommodate all of the divorce cases. Schedules are backed up and it can take months to align calendars for the judge and your attorneys. This waiting can make a tense and difficult situation worse. Mediation sessions can be scheduled relatively quickly, very often the process can be completed in 2-3 months.
Minnesota And Wisconsin Divorce Mediation Services
Johnson Mediation has been offering high quality and affordable divorce mediation services to clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin for many years. Our team will help you make realistic and practical decisions for your family about your future. We offer a free one-hour consultation so that you can ask questions and determine if you want to move forward with our services. We share our philosophy and explain how the process works, how much it will cost and how long it will take. For more information about using divorce mediation instead of proceeding through the courts, give Johnson Mediation a call today at 952-401-7599.