Divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful experiences an individual can face. There are ways to mitigate the stress of divorce, including deciding to pursue mediation as a way to settle the important terms to end your marriage. Johnson Mediation specializes in divorce mediation and can help you navigate this difficult process. Our team offers comprehensive divorce mediation services for divorcing couples in Hennepin County, MN. We can reduce the stress of divorce by offering an alternative to court-based divorce processes.
If you have made the important but difficult decision to divorce and have decided to pursue mediation to settle the terms, you may be left wondering how to choose the best mediator for your situation. All divorces are different, and you and your soon to be ex-spouse have to make some VERY important decisions. A couple of examples would include, how to fairly separate your joint assets and property, developing a parenting plan that puts your children first and determining whether child or spousal support is needed. Here are some things to look for when…
“How to divorce?” is unfortunately a common question. Although it can be a tough situation, litigation is not the only answer. Many people are unaware that mediation is not only an alternative, but statistics show that by a large margin, divorcing couples are greatly more satisfied compared to couples who decide to take their divorce directly to court.
Comprehensive mediation for divorcing couples is a program that is designed for couples that are somewhat amicable, but want to seek professional help to make informed decisions about important issues and concerns such as negotiating property, taxes, retirement funds, child custody, and child support.
A Financial Early Neutral Evaluation is a voluntary process that seeks to resolve and reduce the length and expense of prolonged court proceedings. These evaluations are similar to medication because it is an alternative form of divorce compared the typically hiring an attorney and going into litigation. These are sometimes preferred because they are non-binding and voluntary.
The biggest difference between mediation and a FENE is that with mediation, the mediator will attempt to have the parties reach a solution, without giving an evaluation of their case. When you choose to take the route of an evaluation, you take a quick evaluation and based on limited arguments and facts from both parties you make a goal to reach a resolution surrounding your financial issues.
The experienced staff at Johnson Mediation can help you navigate even the most complicated, difficult and high conflict divorce. One of the most common hesitations for pursuing mediation as a tool for divorce is the concern about their divorce being too complicated. Mediation participants can actually collaborate with many experts during the process, including attorneys, accountants, and financial planners to help couples successfully divide their property, assets and debts and come up with a parenting plan that works for both parties. There is no divorce too complicated for mediation and you will likely find this process can yield a more positive and productive outcome than an intense, long and expensive court battle.
Johnson Mediation provides mediation assistance to non-married couples who are separating in the communities of Chanhassen, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, and many others in Minnesota. One aspect of mediation that is sometimes overlooked due to the attention that is necessarily given to divorce mediation is that non-married couples also need mediation services when they choose to separate. Non-married couples may not realize that they can seek mediation when their relationships falter. The fact is, non-married couples and domestic partners also accumulate wealth, debt, property and belongings together and may co-parent children just like married couples do. Non-married couples are equally eligible to benefit from mediation services to help close one chapter of life and move forward.