Divorce may end a marriage, but it does not necessarily end a relationship. Parents with children will have to communicate with each other after divorcing, especially if there is a child-support agreement in place. On occasion, child-support agreements require attention or alteration after divorce. If you are in such a situation, you should strongly consider contacting Johnson Mediation for assistance through this process. And, even if the issue you have does not involve changing an agreement, but is instead about a differing interpretation of the child-support agreement, mediation can be an ideal way to resolve misunderstandings and miscommunication.
We at Johnson Mediation can help separating partners through the difficult processes involved in changing the nature of their primary relationship. We serve many people in many Minnesota communities, including couples in Chanhassen and Bloomington. Ending a relationship is never easy; when you decide to separate, mediation can be extremely helpful because mediation focuses on finding solutions, rather than a zero-sum, all-or-nothing approach that often occurs when separation occurs in the court system. Johnson Mediation works with divorcing couples, of course, but we can also help unmarried couples who have chosen to separate. And if you have children, you will want the reassurance that Johnson Mediation provides when we state that you and your family’s well-being become their top priority.
Johnson Mediation’s approach to divorce mediation is focused on finding the best possible outcomes for you, your spouse, extended family members, and especially your children. So when you work with our team finalize important details related to your marriage, we bring our experience and hard-earned expertise in Minnesota divorce law to maximize the potential you have to get through your divorce in the best emotional, psychological, and financial shape possible. One important focus of our mediation work is co-parenting. For parents who are interested in our divorce mediation services, it can help lay the groundwork for successful co-parenting after your divorce is final.
One of the most common questions asked about divorce is how much it will cost. The first thing to understand is that you have choices when it comes to settling the difficult aspects of your marriage. You can seek resolution through the traditional court system or you can settle your divorce with the help of a divorce mediator. As you are likely already aware, when it comes to divorce, the costs can add up both financially as well as emotionally. Below you will find some basic information about the cost of divorce.
Child support is one of those sensitive subjects after a divorce. Although there may have been a lot of stress and anger around the divorce, it is important to always keep in mind how this transition can affect the children involved. Rather than going down the expensive legal road when trying to resolve a child support dispute, consider teaming up with Johnson Mediation and take advantage of our divorce mediation services. Serving the Chanhassen, MN area, we are committed to providing a neutral perspective and helping you and your child’s other parent with this child support issue.
Divorce mediation has become not only much more common over the last several decades but, in many cases, it has become the preferred choice of partners who have chosen to end their married relationship. More couples are showing a preference for not entering into the more traditional court-centered divorce process, but opting instead to resolve the terms of their divorce in a more cooperative way. If you find yourself in such a place and you live in the Chanhassen, Minnesota area, consider reaching out to Johnson Mediation for more information about how divorce mediation might work for you.
If you are in the process of divorcing your spouse, or thinking about it, you almost certainly have lots of questions. If you are in any stage of the divorce process and you have children, those questions can feel overwhelming, incredibly difficulty, and possibly without answers. Wherever you are in the divorce process, we can help you, and we at Johnson Mediation are extra sensitive to questions of child custody and we will give you the benefit of our years of experience and expertise in such matters.
If you are preparing for a divorce, you may assume that the only way to get an equitable and fair settlement is to hire a divorce attorney to represent you and your interests. But, moving ahead with litigation to settle the important aspects of your divorce may not be the only (or even the best) way forward. Litigation can be expensive and time consuming and does not often provide you with any element of control over the outcome. The court system generally decides how your assets and property are divided and how your children’s time is divided between you and your divorcing spouse.
Divorce can be hard. We at Johnson Mediation lend our experience, expertise, and empathy to help you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. We also understand that the support many people need does not stop being needed just because the divorce has been finalized. If you are divorced and are not one of the lucky few who gets along well with your former spouse, we can help you. We recognize that, while the signed and notarized divorce papers mark the end of a marriage, they do not necessarily end the complex relationship you have with your former spouse.
Divorce is often characterized in our society as highly contentious, with intense emotions, competing priorities which often lead to a nasty, bitter end to an unhappy marriage. Conflict is the foundation for many divorces in our country — but it does not have to be this way. Rather than looking at divorce as a battle, it is possible to view it differently. Divorcing spouses can instead choose to settle the terms of a divorce with cooperation and a focus on the future, rather than the past. In fact, the idea that you and your soon to be ex-spouse are partners, rather than adversaries can go a long way toward finding solutions that put your family first and help you through this difficult time.