The period of time leading up to a divorce can be very stressful and emotionally damaging for a couple. High conflict between you and your spouse for a long period of time can impact your overall sense of self, your confidence and uncertainty about the future can be overwhelming. When the two of you make the final decision that divorce is the best next step, it can be helpful to think about how you will settle your divorce, without adding more unnecessary stress, tension and conflict to the already difficult situation. Mediation allows you to settle your divorce without a lengthy, costly court battle.
When you have a problem or a concern about something, you automatically look for a way to solve or fix it. We do this in our jobs, at home, while we drive, many different times a day. While it is certainly a large and even overwhelming issue, solving the issues that come up during a divorce can be treated in just the same way. Mediation allows you and your divorcing spouse (with the help of a neutral third party) to fairly and objectively make important decisions about the important aspects of your divorce.
Johnson Mediation has established a strong reputation for our divorce services in Chanhassen MN. Divorce mediation has become not only more popular in recent decades, but it is far more efficient than court-based divorce processes. Many couples who use mediation to settle their divorce find that they emerge from the dissolution of their marriages better prepared for life after marriage.
Mediation is designed to solve problems without having to rely on the courts and a judge to make important decisions in your life. Mediation is a very commonly used Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process that empowers a couple to decide for themselves how to divide their joint property, split custody of their children and decide whether child support (or spousal support) is necessary. Minnesota courts now encourage all couples to try mediation before litigation – in large part because the courts cannot handle the volume of court cases on their schedule.
When you go through a divorce it is natural to have feelings of sadness and even failure. After all, divorce is acknowledgement that your marriage did not work. Rather than focus on these intense feelings of sadness, anger and even failure, you still have the opportunity to find a positive way to end your divorce. Divorce mediation allows you and your soon to be ex-spouse to settle the important terms in a positive and productive way. Johnson Mediation can help guide you through a successful divorce mediation process so that you can begin to focus on your future, rather than your past.
If you and your family are facing a divorce, you may have many questions about the process. Divorce itself is overwhelming, extremely stressful and emotionally draining. The process, however, can be relatively simple and straightforward in many cases and this can help to ease the overall magnitude of the experience. Divorce Mediation can be an excellent way to navigate through the divorce process more quickly with less conflict, less financial and emotional stress. Johnson Mediation has been working with couples in the Minnesota area for more than twenty years and can assist you throughout the entire process.