When you got married, you probably never envisioned yourself contemplating a divorce. But, as time goes by, you and your partner may drift apart, are unable to communicate effectively, experience lack of intimacy, high conflict and/or experience other serious problems. If you have come to the realization that divorce is the best next step for you, your spouse and your family you assume that divorce automatically means a lengthy court battle. This could not be further from the truth. You can settle all aspects of your divorce effectively with divorce mediation, rather than litigation. Johnson Mediation specializes in divorce mediation and serves couples in the Eden Prairie, MN area.
How Does Divorce Mediation Work?
Mediation gives you and your divorcing spouse the power to make important decisions for yourself, with the assistance of a neutral third party (mediator). You know your family best, so your mediator can help you and your ex find ways to compromise on issues where there is disagreement so that you can find solutions that will work for you and your family. Mediation is used to settle issues such as division of property, child custody and determining whether child and/or spousal support is necessary in your situation. Your mediator will not make these decisions for you but will facilitate an open and honest discussion between the two of you so that you can resolve the issues in a fair way.
The mediation process is far less stressful, less expensive and less time consuming than litigation. You can generally expect to resolve the unique issues in your case in 3-4 two-hour mediation sessions. Complex cases can require a bit longer and you can expect to prioritize and focus on the issues that you identify during this process. The average cost of divorce mediation is generally two to ten times less than a court battle. Mediation is entirely confidential and can also be used after a divorce when issues come up that need to be resolved.
Experienced Divorce Mediator, Eden Prairie, MN
The team at Johnson Mediation is experienced and is entirely focused on helping our clients successfully manage the divorce process so that you and your entire family can move forward with your life. Johnson Mediation is led by Jeff Johnson, who is a state qualified neutral mediator, social & financial early neutral evaluator, parenting time expeditor, parenting consultant, parenting coach and a parenting class instructor. Jeff also has been through a divorce himself so understands the importance of navigating it in a healthy way. For more information about our comprehensive divorce mediation services, contact Johnson Mediation at 952-401-7599.