If you and your spouse have decided it is time to take steps to end your marriage, things may be very complicated. Conflict can be extremely high, especially if you and your spouse have been struggling interpersonally for many years and have different opinions about how to move forward. You may assume that your only option is a long, expensive and stressful court battle to settle the terms of your divorce. Before you hire a lawyer, you may want to investigate the option of using divorce mediation to settle your divorce. Jeff Johnson, founder of Johnson Mediation, is available to help you navigate the divorce process — even if ending your relationship seems overwhelmingly complex.
Can Mediation Help Settle a Complex Divorce?
In fact, there is no divorce that is too complicated for mediation. Mediation is so successful that the Minnesota court system actually requires that you attempt an alternative dispute resolution program like mediation before proceeding through the traditional court system. A mediator, who is specially trained to help two parties find common ground, can facilitate a discussion between you and your ex that focuses on compromise and collaboration rather than conflict and division. This might seem like a stretch in your case–but mediation is proven to be a highly effective way to settle issues like division of property, child custody and spousal support.
There are many important benefits to using mediation to resolve the terms of your divorce. Mediation gives you the power to come up with decisions that work for your family and puts your children first. Generally, this means that the decisions that you make will be more successful than if left in the hands of attorneys and a judge. Mediation is also confidential, so you do not have to worry about telling your story in the front of a courtroom. Mediation is also much less expensive than litigation and takes far less time as well. This relieves much of the stress of divorce, which can take much of the complexity and pressure off.
Experienced Divorce Mediator in MN & WI
Mediation allows you to take one step at a time, methodically tackling each and every issue in front of you. Jeff Johnson can be your partner in this effort, helping you move forward with your life so that you can leave the pain of your marriage behind. For more information about how mediation can help you sort out the complicated issues in your divorce, call us at 952-401-7599 to set up a time for a free consultation.