Mediation can work for all types of couples – those who are separating amicable as well as those with significant conflict to work through. Right now, the Minnesota court system actually encourages all couples to try mediation before litigation because it is highly effective, less expensive and can help families resolve issues more quickly. Here are some things that can help ensure that mediation is successful:
Understand the role of the mediator: The role of a mediator might not be exactly what you expect. Your mediator’s job is to facilitate positive
2022 is here, and after nearly 24 months of dealing with a pandemic, disruptions to school, work and everyday life, we are all hoping that the coming year brings calm and peace. For some families, this may actually mean moving forward with a divorce. If you have been considering divorce but have held off because of concerns related to COVID-19 and the impact on finances, schedules and health, you may be ready to consider taking the next step in 2022. Johnson Mediation is a divorce mediation firm based in Minnesota, who can guide you through this process with less stress, financial burden and emotional difficulty.
The divorce process is different depending on the state where you live. Minnesota has what is known as a “no-fault divorce law”, which means that the court does not take into consideration the reasons why you are divorcing your spouse. You do not need your spouse’s consent to file for divorce and the courts do not consider the reason you are divorce when deciding whether to grant the divorce. In order to get a divorce in our state, you simply have to have lived in the state for 180 days before the divorce proceedings begin and show that there is no hope for reconciliation. Another thing to remember
If you have decided that you want to move forward with a divorce in the new year, how should you prepare? What should you do now so that the process will be as easy and stress free as possible? Here are some basic tips for how to prepare yourself and your family for a divorce in the new year.
Gather important documents and records: No matter how you decide to settle the terms of your divorce (litigation or mediation), you will need to be able to provide a lot of personal
A divorce is something you (hopefully) only go through once in your entire lifetime. So, if you and your spouse have decided it is time to part ways, or you are struggling to navigate one of the many aspects of the divorce process, Johnson Mediation can help serve as your guide. The goal of all of our divorce mediation services is to help couples through this difficult process. We believe that you can navigate divorce successfully without a lengthy and expensive court battle and end up with a much more positive and healthy outcome. We do this by helping you focus on yourself, your future and your family.
Here are some tips we often share with our clients to guide them through the divorce process: Following these tips will help you, your soon to be ex-spouse, your children and anyone else in your lives less stress.
Divorce is hard in so many ways. Navigating the process while you are emotionally raw can make it feel overwhelming and simply impossible. If you are beginning the process, you may be wondering how to prepare yourself and your family to handle what is coming. Below are what many report as the five hardest parts of a divorce.
Taking the first step: You may have been thinking about the idea of divorce for weeks, months or even years, but taking the first step and that final decision can be one of the most difficult parts
There is no doubt that we are living through a difficult time. Uncertainty and stress seem to be permanent parts of our lives right now, and we are all occasionally subjected to feelings of chaos, if not actual chaos. This is felt on the community level, the state level, the national level, and the international level and they are also felt on a very personal level. Interpersonal conflict tends to rise when there is an increased sense of stress felt by our various communities, and that stress can take a toll on marriages. Johnson Mediation can help you if you and your spouse
Divorce can be difficult no matter what time of year, but if you have recently separated or are in the process of finalizing your divorce, it can be even more stressful and emotionally draining for everyone involved. The holidays conjure up feelings of love, family and gathering together, and divorce complicates that narrative. Letting go of the idea of a perfect holiday is the first thing that you can do to cope. Remember to put your children first and foremost. Here are some other tips for surviving the holiday season during a divorce:
Nothing is simple when it comes to a divorce, especially when it comes to emotions and the endless list of logistical issues that must be completed. The divorce mediation process can actually help simply this difficult and complex process for everyone involved. Mediation is based on a collaborative and cooperative approach, reducing overall conflict rather than increasing it. Here are some basic facts about divorce mediation that might help you decide whether it is the right process for your situation:
Legally and emotionally dissolving your marriage takes a lot of time, energy and can be very difficult for all parties involved. There are so many variables and ways to address these emotions and details to consider as you take this major step forward. You may have many questions about the process and next steps as you make this very important and final decision. Below are 5 common questions that come up during divorce and the answers that can help guide you through the process of divorce: