If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision that divorce is in your future, you might be anxious to move quickly through the process in order to minimize conflict and to finally find some peace. Settling your divorce in the traditional court setting requires a significant amount of time and resources. You must hire attorneys and work around their schedules as well as a wait on court availability. Mediation offers an alternative to settling your divorce that takes much less time and money. Johnson Mediation specializes in divorce mediation services for those in the Chanhassen, Shakopee, and Bloomington MN and can help you resolve all aspects of your divorce in the shortest time possible.
The Divorce Mediation Process
Divorce mediation generally costs between 2 and 10 times less than a court battle and can take only a fraction of the time. Generally, you can expect mediation to take between three and four two-hour mediation sessions to resolve issues such as division of assets, debts and property, parenting agreements (also known as child custody) and spousal/child support payments. Of course, each and every divorce case is unique, and the more complex cases take more time. But, in most cases, you will find resolution weeks if not months sooner than working through the court. Divorce mediation is also less adversarial than a court battle, so it tends to have a higher success rate and can help you lay a strong foundation for co-parenting after divorce, if you share children.
Mediation also allows you and your divorcing spouse to prioritize and discuss issues that are relevant to your specific divorce case. You have flexibility to discuss a wide range of issues that can help you move forward in an efficient way. Once the topics of mediation have been discussed and decided upon, you and your divorcing spouse can then gather information that needs to be gathered and shared. Additional mediation sessions can then focus on how to resolve these issues in a way that works for both parties. At the end of the mediation process, the mediator will document the agreements and allow both participants and their lawyers a chance for review.
Comprehensive Divorce Mediation Services
Johnson Mediation has been helping couples settle all aspects of their divorce – from start to finish. Our team offers comprehensive divorce mediation services, led by Jeff Johnson, who has a personal knowledge of the process as well as extensive training and experience with mediation. He offers a free one hour consultation to those who are interested in learning more about the process. For more information, call Johnson Mediation at (952) 401-7599.