A toxic divorce can mean different things to different couples. For some, it is characterized by intense conflict, anger and feelings of hostility, feelings of judgement or being married to a narcissist spouse. For many, the conflict can spill into all aspects of your life and make it feel unescapable. If you have decided that it is time to finally take that first step toward divorce, Johnson Mediation can help. Our team has experience reducing the level of conflict surrounding a toxic divorce and can give you the support and resources you need to finally move forward.
Divorce is an incredibly stressful time for both parties as well as for any children from the marriage and extended family. Dividing a family unit takes an emotional toll on all involved and the stress often spans over several years, when you include the time before the divorce when it was being considered and during the divorce process. During different times of the process, both parties need different kinds and different levels of support. Johnson Mediation offers a variety of divorce support to divorcing couples who live in Shakopee, Minnesota to help your family manage the stress of the process.
The last several months have been an unprecedented time for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to alter our work schedules, our social interactions, school for our children and our shopping habits. For health care providers, this is an extremely stressful time of caring for those who have become sick and worrying that you may bring it home to your family. Many others are facing stress of a different kind as unemployment numbers skyrocket. Our family dynamics are also under stress. Families who share custody of their children have had to adapt to this new normal as well.
Every divorce may be unique, but one thing that is universal across nearly all divorce cases is the overwhelming change that families feel once a divorce is final. No change is starker than the impact on divorce on the holiday season. Instead of celebrating the season together, you suddenly must adjust to splitting time with your children with your ex-spouse. This can be a challenge for all – including your children. Johnson Mediation specializes in helping families adjust to how divorce can affect the holidays for families in Shakopee, Minnesota. Here are some tips for how you can help your family adjust to dealing with the holidays after a divorce.
You love your children with all of your heart and when your relationship with your spouse changes and you decide to divorce, you are forced to come up with a parenting plan that divides the precious time you spend with them. This can be one of the most difficult transitions for a family and with high emotions and increased conflict. It can feel impossible to make decisions that put your children first. Mediation is ideally suited to help you with this.
If you have made the tough decision to divorce and are a parent, much of your stress, concern and even anxiety is centered around how custody will be settled. Child custody is often the most difficult and stressful aspects of a divorce settlement. Nearly all parents struggle thinking about not seeing their child (or children) as often after a divorce. While this difficulty cannot be taken away, mediation is a tool that can be used to create the best possible solution for all. Johnson Mediation specializes in child custody mediation in Carver County, Minnesota and can help you and your family make decisions that put your children first.