If you and your spouse have been thinking about whether divorce is the best next step for you and your family, you are not alone. The decision to divorce is not one that is taken lightly. In fact, most couples spend weeks, months or even years trying to decide if it is the best path forward. It marks a huge change in the life of a family, one that can have many consequences (both negative and positive) for adults and children. If you are considering divorce but are unsure how best to move forward and navigate the process, you may want to consider a free consultation with a mediator. A mediator can explain the divorce process clearly so that you can understand the process and how it will impact your family. Jeff Johnson is the founder of Johnson Mediation. He has been through a divorce himself and has dedicated his career to helping couples just like you.
Why Choose Mediation to Settle Your Divorce
A divorce mediation free consultation had many benefits. First, rather than making a commitment to start, you can get to know the mediator and find out if he/she is a good fit for you and your soon to be ex. You can treat the free consultation as a way to learn more about the mediator, how they communicate and learn more about the process itself and how it will work. Feeling comfortable with your mediator is very important and allows you to communicate in a more relaxed way that can produce positive and productive results. Right now, the courts are encouraging couples to try mediation before litigation because the courts are backed up and mediation is a less expensive option that is less stressful and takes less time than going through the court.
Learn More About The Divorce Process
It is important to remember that when you use mediation to resolve the issues related to your divorce, you and your ex are the ones who ultimately make the decisions about things like dividing up your property and assets, a workable parenting plan for how your children divide their time with you and whether or not you want to consider spousal support or child support. Your mediator will facilitate the discussion but will not make the ultimate decisions about your case.
Johnson Mediation encourages you to schedule a time for a free consultation if you are considering a divorce in the coming months. For more information, call us at 952-401-7599.