The word neutral is likely not the first word that comes to mind when you think about divorce. Divorce is generally characterized by high emotion, intense conflict, anger, blame and difficulty. This dynamic may have been in place for many years between you and your spouse, with very little possibility for change. Unfortunately, in traditional divorce cases that are litigated in the court system, conflict can actually rise during the divorce process, pinning the two parties against each other even further. However, there is another option for settling the terms of your divorce.
If you are moving through the divorce process and are not sure that you want to go through the traditional court system, you may want to consider completing an early neutral evaluation to get a sense of all of the facts in your case and how your case might be interpreted. There are two types of early neutral evaluations – financial early neutral evaluations and social early neutral evaluations. Jeff Johnson of Johnson Mediation is a male early neutral evaluation specialist in Minnetonka, MN who can guide you through the process in a productive way. Jeff has been through divorce himself and has devoted his career to helping couples navigate this complicated process.
A financial early neutral evaluation can help you settle the terms of your divorce related to dividing your assets and joint property. In many cases, once all information is shared with the other, resolution can be reached without ever setting foot into a courtroom. A financial early neutral evaluation is completely voluntary and can really only help you. If it works, you can complete an agreement that will be a part of your divorce settlement process.
Johnson Mediation provides comprehensive divorce mediation services for residents of the Southern Metro area and we would be happy to help you navigate your divorce process from start to finish. One easily overlooked aspect of divorce are the stages leading up to divorce. Johnson Mediation offers pre-divorce mediation consultation services for couples who have questions about the process or are in need of support in making the decisions that are best for them.
Pre-divorce mediation services are sometimes overlooked because many couples fight against divorce for many years
In the state of Minnesota, you are actually not legally required to be separated for a period of time before you are able to begin the divorce process. Even though the law says that spouses do not need to be legally separated before they divorce, it may prove to be an important part of the divorce process as it mirrors the process in many ways. Separation may prove to be a smart first step for you and your spouse if you are considering a divorce. Starting the mediation process with separation can put you in the best possible position to navigate the divorce process successfully. During the time that you are separated, you can work with the team at Johnson Mediation to make the necessary decisions so that, when you are ready, you can finalize your divorce and focus on your future.
One of the primary reasons couples decide to divorce is often rooted in conflict. The conflict in your marriage may have increased to a point that it was no longer healthy for either of you to stay married. In fact, conflict and arguing is one of the most common reasons cited for a divorce. It is important to realize, however, that getting a divorce does not automatically eliminate the conflict between you and your ex-spouse. If you find that you are fighting with your ex-spouse after your divorce is final, you might benefit from Johnson Mediation’s post-divorce mediation services.
Effective Post-Divorce Mediation
When you decide to hire a person or a company to perform any professional service for you, you may check references and inquire about experience to decide whether they are a good fit for the job you need completed. Experience and quality of work is especially important when deciding who to hire. Deciding on a divorce mediation service is extremely important – perhaps on the most important decisions you will make during the entire divorce process. Johnson Mediation wants you to feel comfortable with your mediator and confident in your choice. Jeff Johnson, founder and expert mediator at Johnson Mediation, brings extensive knowledge about Minnesota law, up to date mediation training and first-hand experience with divorce to each and every case he works on.