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Gathering The Documents I’ll Need For My Divorce

Gathering The Documents I’ll Need For My DivorcePreparing for divorce comes in many forms. You need to prepare emotionally, logistically and also consider tasks that you need to complete for the divorce process to begin. One thing that you can do now to prepare for the divorce process is to gather the important documents that you will need to settle the terms of your divorce whether you proceed via mediation or litigation.

Here is a list of documents that should be ready to share during the divorce proceedings:

Do I Need To Hire An Attorney For My Divorce?

Do I Need To Hire An Attorney For My DivorceOne of the most commonly asked questions about the divorce process is whether or not you need to hire a divorce attorney to represent you during the process. The answer may surprise you – you actually do *not* need to hire an attorney for your divorce if you decide to use mediation to settle the terms of your divorce. Working with a divorce mediation service is highly effective and is, in fact, recommended by the Minnesota court system at this time because of long court scheduling delays. You can handle all aspects of a divorce settlement from child custody issues to how to equitably divide your joint property with the help of a mediator.

Taking The First Step Toward Divorce

Taking The First Step Toward DivorceAs we approach the two-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all tired, weary and perhaps a little bit angry. We never could have dreamed of how this would impact our lives and the lives of our family. For many, family dynamics have been strained, close relationships have become more difficult, and conflict has increased. In some cases, the pandemic has shined a light on problems in a marriage. If you have decided that it is time to consider divorce as a next step for you and your family, Johnson Mediation can help. Our approach is client-centered, and we work to address your family’s unique needs

What Is A Court Appointed Parenting Consultant?

What Is a Court Appointed Parenting ConsultantIf you are in the midst of a contentious divorce and you are told that you and your ex must work with a parenting consultant to try to resolve issues surrounding issues related to your kids, you may not know where to begin. First, you should know that you can choose your own parenting consultant, or one can be appointed by the court. Second, you should understand exactly what a parenting consultant does. The role of a Parenting Consultant is to help a family navigate issues such as parenting time (visitation), differences in parenting style (including discipline), resolving schedule conflicts, school placement and even plans

Improving Communication In The New Year

Improving Communication In The New YearWe all are guilty of making new year’s resolutions and by the time February rolls around, those resolutions are forgotten. If one of your goals for 2022 is to improve communication with your spouse (or your ex), then consider working with the team at Johnson Mediation. We specialize in divorce mediation and parenting support services that can help families navigate complex and difficult situations with less conflict. We work with couples who have made the difficult decision to divorce, individuals who are co-parenting after a breakup or divorce, or families who are simply trying to make some big decisions about the future. With everything going on around us, schedule changes are huge.

Post Divorce Support Services

Post Divorce Support ServicesEven when we know that it is in our best interest to end our marriage, and maybe even especially when our marriage ends on good terms with our spouse, life after divorce can be much more difficult than we expect. Johnson Mediation understands the complex emotions and practical matters that occur in so many people following their divorce, and as a result, we offer our expertise in the form of post-divorce support.

Whether a marriage is healthy or unhealthy, stable or unstable, meant to last or on its last legs, what all marriages have in common are patterns

Divorce Checklist In Minnesota

Divorce Checklist In MinnesotaTaking the steps to end your marriage can leave you feeling like you do not know where to begin. Processing the emotion of the decision is a lot on its own. But the fact is there are logistical steps that must be taken to complete the process. Below is a checklist that you can follow as you navigate your divorce.

1. Decide the mechanism you want to use to settle your divorce: You have a choice when it comes to how you settle your divorce: divorce mediation or litigation. Right now, for a variety of reasons

What Can Make Divorce Mediation Successful?

What Can Make Divorce Mediation SuccessfulMediation 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

Divorce In Minnesota In 2022

Divorce in 20222022 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.

What Should I Know About Divorce In Minnesota?

What Should I Know About Divorce In MinnesotaThe 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