If you and your divorcing spouse share children, then your divorce is about much more than who ends up with the house, the cars and the dining room table. You have to think carefully about how your children will respond to this change, both emotionally and logistically. You and your ex may be ready to separate, but are your kids ready to split their time with their parents? Divorcing parents make these major decisions about separating for themselves and as well as for their children. During this complex and difficult process, you may decide that you and your family could benefit from support, guidance and experience. Johnson Mediation provides divorce mediation and parenting services for families in Chanhassen, Bloomington, and Richfield, Minnesota who are navigating the divorce process. Our staff offers parenting classes to help couples keep their children in mind as they make all decisions related to their divorce.
There are several advantages to hiring a Parenting Time Expeditor (PTE). We at Johnson Mediation provide Parenting Time Expeditor services to divorcing couples in Chanhassen, Shakopee, and many other communities in Minnesota. The courts generally do a great job of helping divorced couples settle their differences related to parenting time, but the courts simply cannot keep up with the demand. So, neutral third parties trained in mediation, can provide expert mediation to help you reach fair and equitable agreements with your divorcing spouse about important issues such as parenting time. Our team can be especially helpful if you are nervous about being denied time with your children in the future; if you believe that you should be able to make up time with your children that has been missed or denied previously; or if the other parent is somehow interfering with your scheduled parenting time.
Johnson Mediation serves parents of divorce who are trying to find the most effective way to manage the time they spend with their children. Our team provides a wide variety of parenting support services to those living in the communities of Chanhassen, Bloomington, and Richfield, MN, with the goal of helping couples solve difficult parenting issues that arise during and after divorce, without having to go to the court system. One such service is a Parenting Time Expeditor. According to Minnesota statute 518.1705, the goal of a Parenting Time Expeditor is to assist divorcing or divorced couples with issues involving their children, specifically surrounding parenting time, which is also often referred to as visitation.
If you have decided to pursue mediation to settle your divorce, there are many things that you may be wondering about. How long will the process take? How much will it cost? Is it confidential? And, will the mediator really be neutral, or will he/she favor one party over the other? The experienced team at Johnson Mediation specializes in divorce mediation for those in the communities of Chanhassen, Bloomington, and Richfield MN, and can answer all of these questions about the divorce mediation process and any others that you may have. Here are the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions that our staff receives.
If you have made the difficult decision to divorce and have decided to pursue mediation to settle divorce, your next step is to find a divorce mediator that is right for you. Here are 5 tips for choosing the best mediator for your unique situation:
When it is clear that you and your spouse have no choice but to divorce, you may assume that hiring a divorce attorney is the next logical step. Litigation has been the traditional method for settling a divorce for those all around the country for many years. However, for many couples, there is another viable option that can keep the divorce proceedings from costing you a fortune and taking months (or longer) before you and your divorcing spouse can move forward. Divorce mediation is a highly effective alternative to the court system that allows you to settle all aspects of a divorce including child/spousal support payments, division of property and even child custody issues. The team at Johnson Mediation offers family focused and affordable divorce mediation services to couples in Chanhassen, Bloomington and Richfield, MN.
Johnson Mediation serves the communities of Chanhassen, Bloomington, Richfield, and many others in Minnesota. Not only is our staff expert in divorce mediation, we are qualified to answer questions and provide advice to clients based on the specifics of Minnesota divorce law. Moreover, Johnson Mediation can help you with both contested and uncontested divorce procedures. Our team will represent your interests before, during, and after your divorce, keeping your family and your future our primary focus.
Most of us go into our marriages without ever thinking they will end in divorce, so when the realities of divorce hit us, we can be caught off guard and thrown for a loop. If you are in such a situation, you should know more about the terms you’re dealing with, starting with the differences between contested divorce and uncontested divorce.
Even though it may not feel like it when you are in the midst of a divorce, there are many resources that you and your divorcing spouse can utilize to help navigate the process in a more positive way, toward a healthy future for your entire family. A divorce coach is ideal for a situation in which you are navigating a divorce with a partner who is not supportive. The purpose of a divorce coaching is to provide you with goal-oriented advice about your options, upcoming decisions and can help you manage the intense emotions associated with a divorce. Johnson Mediation offers divorce coaching as well as other divorce support services for those living in the Chanhassen, Bloomington, and Richfield MN.
What is couple mediation? The parties negotiate directly with one another under the direct supervision and guidance of a mediator. The mediator creates an environment where the parties can sit together to discuss settlement options. The mediator establishes ground rules for effective communication so that an argument turns into a problem-solving discussion. Even though emotions may run high, the mediator keeps the parties focused and moving forward to resolution of the issues.
If you and your spouse are heading toward a divorce, it is very easy to become overwhelmed with all of the decisions that must be made and how best to navigate the process. There are two primary options for settling the important issues in a divorce including division of property, development of a parenting plan (or custody agreement) and the determination of child and/or spousal support payments. You can process through the traditional court system or navigate the divorce process using mediation to settle your divorce. Johnson Mediation specializes in divorce mediation services and can guide you through the entire process, saving you time and money along the way.