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
Even when we know that it is in our best interest to end our marriage, and maybe even especially when our marriage ends on good terms with our spouse, life after divorce can be much more difficult than we expect. Johnson Mediation understands the complex emotions and practical matters that occur in so many people following their divorce, and as a result, we offer our expertise in the form of post-divorce support.
Whether a marriage is healthy or unhealthy, stable or unstable, meant to last or on its last legs, what all marriages have in common are patterns
The divorce process is different depending on the state where you live. Minnesota has what is known as a “no-fault divorce law”, which means that the court does not take into consideration the reasons why you are divorcing your spouse. You do not need your spouse’s consent to file for divorce and the courts do not consider the reason you are divorce when deciding whether to grant the divorce. In order to get a divorce in our state, you simply have to have lived in the state for 180 days before the divorce proceedings begin and show that there is no hope for reconciliation. Another thing to remember
Divorce is hard in so many ways. Navigating the process while you are emotionally raw can make it feel overwhelming and simply impossible. If you are beginning the process, you may be wondering how to prepare yourself and your family to handle what is coming. Below are what many report as the five hardest parts of a divorce.
Taking the first step: You may have been thinking about the idea of divorce for weeks, months or even years, but taking the first step and that final decision can be one of the most difficult parts
If you are like most divorcing couples, you have never gone through the divorce process. It can seem overwhelming, stressful and difficult. If you have chosen to pursue divorce mediation to resolve the terms of your divorce, you will want to be prepared for that process to maximize efficiency and give yourself the best chance for success. Much of the discussion will be guided by you, your spouse, and your family’s unique needs, but below are some topics that are commonly covered during divorce mediation…
When you get a divorce, you try to make a plan (divorce agreement) that covers any and all potential issues that could come up down the road. However, it is impossible to predict the future, especially with kids. Your children’s needs change over time and there is no way to know what your kids will need (or want) years after your divorce is final. Covid-19 pandemic is a perfect example. Post-divorce mediation makes the process of changing your custody arrangement simple and low stress. Johnson Mediation can help you determine both what changes to make and how to restructure your custody agreement