A divorce can be a huge financial burden on a family and really do significantly long-term damage. Fortunately, there are ways to manage the divorce process without incurring this financial and emotional toll. Divorce mediation gives you the opportunity to settle the terms of your divorce without a costly court battle. The team at Johnson Mediation understands firsthand the financial impact of a divorce on a family. We strive to find ways to lift this burden by focusing on you, your family and your future. Allowing all of you to move past the divorce process and into the next phase of your life quickly and while saving money on your divorce.
Divorce Mediation Versus Divorce Litigation
If you hire lawyers and engage in the traditional litigation process, you can expect to spend more than $10,000 on your divorce. That does not include the financial impact of splitting your income, finding a new home and additional expenses incurred from living alone. In addition to the financial cost, litigation has a very high emotional cost. A court battle takes many months to complete and can even increase the conflict between you and your spouse.
Mediation costs approximately two to ten times less than the cost of litigation. In addition, scheduling your mediation sessions are much easier and you can get them on the books at times that are convenient for you. You can expect to resolve the important aspects of your divorce – like custody, parenting plans, division of property and even spousal and/or child support. Mediation allows you to move forward with your life more quickly, which can also be helpful in terms of emotional and financial health. In addition, mediation empowers you to resolve the issues between you without the help of the courts, which can be very helpful after divorce when you face another problem or co-parenting issue. You can make these important decisions rather than leaving these in the hands of a judge.
Save Time, Money and Stress During Divorce
The concerns over the financial impact of a divorce are serious and should be considered as you move forward. However, if divorce is truly the next step for you, we can help you put a plan in place that is workable. Jeff Johnson has extensive mediation experience with even the most complex cases and can help you navigate the process from start to finish. Minnesota courts now require couples to try mediation before litigation. If it works, you can save yourself time, money and stress. For more information about our divorce mediation services, call 952-401-7599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.