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.
If your current child-custody agreement no longer works for you as you need it to, you may need to request a child custody modification, and Johnson Mediation can help you accomplish this task. It is very important to keep your child custody agreement up to date.
If you and your ex are finding that since your divorce, situations have changed and you are starting to have tension between the two of you, sit down with a mediator and work things out. It is unrealistic to expect that you will never need to make changes to a child custody agreement.
Any Minnesota divorce mediator whose services you seek should be well versed in Minnesota divorce. This should be the baseline for anyone looking for help navigating the divorce process. Once the minimum requirements are satisfied, you can begin to look for other qualities that meet your needs. In some cases, it can be helpful to work with a male divorce mediator. In the South Metro area, Jeff Johnson is a male divorce mediator who understands the complexities of Minnesota divorce, has extensive experience with a wide range of circumstances pertaining to divorce, and can lend his perspective