Johnson Mediation provides highly effective and professional mediation services for couples navigating divorce in Minnesota who do not want to go through the traditional litigation process. In fact, the state of Minnesota now even requires that couples beginning the divorce process attempt an alternative dispute resolution process (like mediation) before proceeding through the traditional court process. Mediation has many benefits for families including reducing the cost of the divorce process, taking less time than a court battle and ensuring confidentiality. Mediation allows you to settle all aspects of your divorce including division of joint assets and property, creating a parenting plan for child custody arrangements, and determining whether child or spousal support is necessary in your case.
Benefits of Mediation in MN
It is also extremely important to choose a mediator with the skills, experience, approach and temperament that is a match for you and your divorcing spouse. While your mediator does not make the specific decisions regarding your case, he/she provides information, resources and guidance about the process and the legal impact of decisions and information about how other couples have handled similar situations. Specifically, your mediator can help with the following:
- Keeps you focused on your goals: In your first mediation session, you and your divorcing spouse will outline your goals for mediation and your mediator will help you stick to your plan for the duration of the process.
- Encourages compromise: Very often, solutions that are reached via mediation are more successful long term than decisions by a judge in court. This is because your mediator emphasizes compromise during the mediation process, and you are more likely to feel invested in the solutions you reach.
- Reduces overall conflict: Litigation is based on a win/lose mentality and this can lead to increased conflict between you and your ex. Mediation focuses on collaboration and cooperation, so you can expect overall conflict to be reduced.
Experienced Minnesota Mediator
Jeff Johnson of Johnson Mediation has been through a divorce himself and strives to help families manage the emotional and financial impact of a divorce. He is a state qualified neutral mediator, social & financial early neutral evaluator, parenting time expeditor, parenting consultant, parenting coach and a parenting class instructor. Therefore, the mediation process can help you move forward with your life more quickly and without the financial and emotional burden of litigation. If you would like more information about the mediation process, contact the team at Johnson Mediation at 952-401-7599.