Leaving the major decisions about your divorce settlement in the hands of a judge is difficult, stressful and does not always produce the best results for a family. After all, no one knows your family better than you and your ex-spouse. It is next to impossible for a judge to learn about all of the family dynamics, conflict, special circumstances, etc. Mediation allows you to make these important decisions with the help and guidance of a trained and experienced mediator, rather than giving this decision power to the courts
A divorce is something you (hopefully) only go through once in your entire lifetime. So, if you and your spouse have decided it is time to part ways, or you are struggling to navigate one of the many aspects of the divorce process, Johnson Mediation can help serve as your guide. The goal of all of our divorce mediation services is to help couples through this difficult process. We believe that you can navigate divorce successfully without a lengthy and expensive court battle and end up with a much more positive and healthy outcome. We do this by helping you focus on yourself, your future and your family.
Here are some tips we often share with our clients to guide them through the divorce process: Following these tips will help you, your soon to be ex-spouse, your children and anyone else in your lives less stress.
For many couples, it is hard to think about life after divorce. After investing so many years in your marriage, the focus when the decision is made to end the marriage is on the specifics of the divorce. If you do spend time thinking about what your life will be like after your divorce, these thoughts likely do NOT include your former spouse. However, your divorce is just the beginning of a new phase of your relationship, especially if you have children. Post-divorce mediation is a great tool for managing inevitable conflict that comes up after your divorce is final, without having to go back to the courtroom.
Concern over the financial impact of a divorce is extremely stressful and may have even caused you to delay this important decision. In addition to dividing all of your joint property you must also think about the money it costs to go through the process. If you proceed through the traditional court system, you can expect to pay up to $15,000 in legal and court fees. Divorce can leave you with additional debt, an impact on your credit score in addition to the emotional toll the process can take. Johnson Mediation can help you and your family look ahead with a focus on you, your family and your future.
COVID-19 has forced many area businesses to close temporarily or alter hours and offerings. The team at Johnson Mediation has been working during this time to adapt our approach and services to meet the current need. We are a local divorce mediator currently open in Shakopee, MN. We have put systems in place to maintain safety, social distancing and now even offer virtual mediation services to give you the option not to even be in person during your mediation sessions. You can proceed safely with the divorce process
Divorce is widely considered one of the most stressful life events and right now this stress is magnified by the uncertainty and stress of the times. Divorce mediation is a way to settle the terms of your divorce without the added stress of litigation. Johnson Mediation specializes in divorce mediation services and offers high quality mediation services even during these uncertain times.
Below are 5 reasons that you should choose mediation over litigation if you are getting a divorce: