Johnson Mediation provides trusted parenting consultant services to divorcing couples in Carver County, Minnesota. If you are in the process of divorce, or have recently divorced, and you need help with issues related to your children, our parenting consultant services may be of great help to you. It can be difficult to reach an agreement with your former spouse about how to raise your children after your divorce is finalized. It is common for parents to find that they have differing, even conflicting, points of view about issues related to their kids’ education, health care, faith traditions, extracurricular activities, holidays, and many other issues that can appear out of nowhere.
Divorce mediation is accurately described as a viable and desirable alternative to traditional court-based divorce proceedings. What tends to go along with this description of mediation is the belief that mediated divorce is for divorcing couples who have simple relationships, simple finances, and are relatively low in conflict. Divorce mediation, as provided by Johnson Mediation, is not limited to marriages that are ending amicably and whose lives are not further complicated by extensive financial holdings. At Johnson Mediation, we have the capability of serving couples whose marriages can be described as ‘complicated,’ in virtually every way.
Many of us have heard the commonly cited divorce statistic that nearly 50% of all marriages end in divorce. If you are heading into a divorce, this statistic does not capture the raw emotion, the pain and the difficulty related to this decision and the process itself. Fortunately, many couples are finding that divorce mediation is a fair and effective way to settle important decisions without a long, expensive court battle. In fact, the Minnesota Court often requires divorcing couples to use divorce mediation services when have issues. If you work or live in Chanhassen, Minnesota it is strongly suggested
If you have made the tough decision to divorce and are a parent, much of your stress, concern and even anxiety is centered around how custody will be settled. Child custody is often the most difficult and stressful aspects of a divorce settlement. Nearly all parents struggle thinking about not seeing their child (or children) as often after a divorce. While this difficulty cannot be taken away, mediation is a tool that can be used to create the best possible solution for all. Johnson Mediation specializes in child custody mediation in Carver County, Minnesota and can help you and your family make decisions that put your children first.
If you and your spouse have children and have made the difficult decision to divorce, it is critically important to keep the needs of your children at the heart of every decision you make. You may feel extreme anger, sadness, frustration, disappointment about the loss of your marriage, but none of this is your children’s fault. It is unfortunately very easy to let those intense emotions impact your kids. Child first mediation is a highly effective tool that can empower you and your ex to come up with ways to settle your divorce without furthering the conflict and adversarial nature of your relationship.
When you make the difficult decision to divorce, it is a given that your family will undergo a significant change. Each member of your family may respond to this change differently, depending on their age, their personality and their emotional maturity. The best way to move forward is to navigate your divorce with cooperation and compromise in mind. A traditional divorce settled in the court system can increase the overall conflict between you and your spouse, while using mediation can lessen the overall conflict and lay a foundation for a positive relationship once your divorce is final.
For most people the process of getting divorced is physically and emotionally draining. The financial costs associated with a typical divorce compound the stress and anxiety even more. Parents in particular can be left feeling exhausted and confused about which way to turn for help. The court system views the dissolution of marriage to be a legal issue but it is so much more than that. Unfortunately, the emotional, financial and physical aspects of raising a child can be left unresolved without proper support from a professional mediator
If your current child-custody agreement no longer works for you as you need it to, you may need to request a child custody modification, and Johnson Mediation can help you accomplish this task. It is very important to keep your child custody agreement up to date.
If you and your ex are finding that since your divorce, situations have changed and you are starting to have tension between the two of you, sit down with a mediator and work things out. It is unrealistic to expect that you will never need to make changes to a child custody agreement.
Divorce is generally regarded as one of the most stressful life events, in a category with a death of a spouse or close family member, an unexpected job loss or a sudden illness. Divorce is a major personal loss – the loss of your marriage can cause many intense emotions of grief, sadness, anger and despair. Finding sources of support during and after your divorce is critical to your healing and ability to move forward. Friends, co-workers, loved ones can provide significant personal support. There are also times when professional help is needed. A professional divorce support counselor can relate to an individual going through a divorce in a helpful and supportive way
Any Minnesota divorce mediator whose services you seek should be well versed in Minnesota divorce. This should be the baseline for anyone looking for help navigating the divorce process. Once the minimum requirements are satisfied, you can begin to look for other qualities that meet your needs. In some cases, it can be helpful to work with a male divorce mediator. In the South Metro area, Jeff Johnson is a male divorce mediator who understands the complexities of Minnesota divorce, has extensive experience with a wide range of circumstances pertaining to divorce, and can lend his perspective