Whether or not you used mediation to resolve the terms of your divorce, once that divorce is final, you will almost certainly find that issues come up that still need to be resolved. This is especially true if you share children. Mediation is an ideal option for families who need to settle issues even well after a divorce is final. Some of the most common issues that come up that may need the support of a mediator to resolve include:
● Changes to parenting plan: Perhaps the most common issue that needs to be changed after a divorce is final is the schedule of how the kid(s) spend time with each parent. As kids get older, their needs and preferences change, and you may decide that it is important to change a parenting agreement to reflect those preferences. In addition, one/both parents may relocate, change jobs, get married and/or have some other life change that necessitates an amendment to the parenting agreement. These are all normal parts of life after divorce and can be handled using mediation rather than a nasty court battle.
● Financial issues: When the financial outlook changes for one or both parents, you may need to make some alterations to the divorce agreement. Even fairly small financial changes may alter the spousal support or child support calculation.
● Major decisions about medical/extracurricular activities, etc.: Your kids’ lives continue well after your divorce and it is still up to the two parents to make major decisions about medical issues, education, extracurricular activities, social media presence and many other things. Since many couples struggle with communication, these issues can be difficult to resolve on your own. A mediator can be a great resource for resolving even difficult decisions without having to go back through the courts for every new decision that needs to be made.
Post-Divorce Mediation Services In MN
Johnson Mediation offers post-divorce mediation services that can help you and your ex resolve issues without the emotional and financial stress of going back through the court system. We have experience helping families before, during and after divorce and really enjoy being an ongoing resource for families in Minnesota. We understand that communicating after divorce can be as stressful as the divorce process itself, so we work hard to help alleviate this stress. If you have questions about our post-divorce mediation services, give Johnson Mediation a call at 952-401-7599 to schedule a free consultation.