The divorce process is all consuming and likely is the culmination of many months or years of high conflict and unhappiness. Once you make the decision to divorce, it can be difficult to see past the process, as the divorce process itself can take many months, especially if you go through the courts. Johnson Mediation offers an alternative to this model of a long, drawn-out process. Divorce mediation allows you to see past the divorce process to your future. Focusing on your future and your family, rather than the pain of your past can give you the strength you need to take those final steps through the process.
Benefits of Divorce Mediation over Litigation
Divorce mediation is far less expensive than the traditional court process. You can expect to complete the mediation process in a matter of weeks. Generally, settling the terms of your divorce will take 3 or 4 mediation sessions that are approximately 2 hours each. You can schedule these in a way that works best for you. In most cases, it is wise to put a few weeks in between each session to gather the necessary materials and come up with a strategy for negotiation. Mediation sessions can take place in person or virtually, depending on your preference. Litigation, on the other hand, can take many months to settle and scheduling the court date(s) can be extremely difficult.
In short, mediation allows you to move through the divorce process much faster, which can reduce the stress (both financial and emotional) and allow you to move forward with your life. Rather than stirring up even more conflict, mediation reduces the conflict and focuses on cooperation and compromise. Even divorces with significant conflict can be resolved by mediation services. Mediation can resolve all issues including division of joint property, child custody, parenting plans, and spousal/child support payments.
Experienced Divorce Mediator in Minnesota
Right now, the Minnesota court system is encouraging couples to try mediation before proceeding through the traditional court system. The courts have very long scheduling delays, and it is widely known that mediation can be successful for the majority of divorces. If you have questions about divorce mediation and how it might work for you, give the team at Johnson Mediation a call at 952-401-7599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you focus on your future by moving forward in a positive and healthy way.