Divorce is one of those things that is not easy to understand if you have not been through it. Most people imagine that divorce proceedings happen in a courtroom with lawyers doing most of the talking and a judge rendering a verdict about issues like child custody, property division and spousal support. However, for many couples around the country, there is quite a different picture for divorce. Divorce mediation puts the power of the decision making in the hands of the couple–rather than a judge. Mediation is less expensive, and takes far less time than litigation
There’s no denying that going through a divorce is immensely difficult. In fact, it may be one of the hardest things we go through in life, emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially. Divorces can be expensive, traumatic, conflict-fueled, anger-driven, and overall terrible for many individuals. They don’t have to be, and they can be made easier with the help of divorce mediation, but for many divorcing couples, even when mediation is said and done, there’s still the post-divorce period to contend with. Once you’re successfully divorced and have the opportunity to start fresh, it doesn’t always feel like you’re actually getting that promised new future. It might feel like you’re stuck, in fact. To help you get past your divorce and move forward, Johnson Mediation offers Chanhassen, MN post-divorce support to help you feel better about your divorce and your new life.
Johnson Mediation serves parents of divorce who are trying to find the most effective way to manage the time they spend with their children. Our team provides a wide variety of parenting support services to those living in the communities of Chanhassen, Bloomington, and Richfield, MN, with the goal of helping couples solve difficult parenting issues that arise during and after divorce, without having to go to the court system. One such service is a Parenting Time Expeditor. According to Minnesota statute 518.1705, the goal of a Parenting Time Expeditor is to assist divorcing or divorced couples with issues involving their children, specifically surrounding parenting time, which is also often referred to as visitation.
If you have decided to pursue mediation to settle your divorce, there are many things that you may be wondering about. How long will the process take? How much will it cost? Is it confidential? And, will the mediator really be neutral, or will he/she favor one party over the other? The experienced team at Johnson Mediation specializes in divorce mediation for those in the communities of Chanhassen, Bloomington, and Richfield MN, and can answer all of these questions about the divorce mediation process and any others that you may have. Here are the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions that our staff receives.