Most divorcing couples assume that disputes over divorces must be decided in Court by a Judge, but family disputes are ideally settled between family members before they reach a courtroom. Mediation settlements are better than going to court for many reasons. Mediation settlements are likely to be more satisfactory in the long run because the solution is mutually-agreeable, and has been proven to be more satisfactory in past surveys in the United States. The mediator can model and facilitate better communication that may continue after mediation, the lines of communication are extremely important and need to continue to be open if you have children together. Attorneys often can be very helpful in settling disputes out of court. But when they are in court the decision process is out of the best interest of the couple and is ultimately decided by a judge after sometimes a lethal fight. When children are involved with divorce and separation, the stakes are even higher. Mediation allows control to remain in the hands of the parents, not the Court.
Mediation allows the separating and divorcing couples to take control of planning their own lives and make good decisions about their future. When you decide to take a case to court, this becomes out of your control and the decisions can become messy, and divorcing couples have felt unsatisfied when they try to settle in court rather than with a mediator.
What Does The Mediator Do?
A family law mediator is a neutral party specially trained to help couples resolve the issues in their divorce. The mediator facilitates the communication between the parties by making sure each party is given a chance to speak and helps guide them to make their point clear and heard by the opposing spouse. The mediator also provides information about the legal system, how issues may be viewed by lawyers or judges, and what alternatives there are for solving issues.
Johnson Mediations offers comprehensive divorce mediation services for Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Shorewood, Chanhassen and the surrounding community. Our team is highly trained and understands the ins and outs of the process. We understand that this is extremely difficult and can be costly. Although mediation is less expensive and less time consuming than court, it can be tiresome and exhausting on your family and that is why our team is here to help guide you through the process. We’re always happy to sit down with you for a free one hour consultation to see if mediation could be the right approach for you.