If you have recently been through a divorce, you may realize now that just because the divorce papers have been signed, there are still issues you need to be able to resolve with your ex. While you may wish this was not the case, it is the case for nearly every single divorced couple…especially if you have children. So, you may wonder how to manage these issues when they come up and we are here to help. Johnson Mediation offers post-divorce mediation that can help resolve all types of issues after you are divorced in a fair and productive way, without increasing conflict. Here are some tips from our team that can help:
1. Be respectful: It is very likely that you had a lot of conflict during your marriage if it ended in divorce. You may feel anger, sadness, resentment, guilt and even grief, but the decision to divorce has been made, so try to show some restraint and respect in your communication.
2. Communicate differently: Try to take the emotion out of your communication with your ex. It may be difficult at first but learning to communicate about the issues at hand without all of the baggage from your marriage will be helpful as you work together to resolve issues you face.
3. Always put your kids first: It is easy to say that you are putting your kids first but putting that mindset into practice can be more difficult, especially when it means not seeing your kids each day and allowing your ex to make independent parenting decisions. Find a way to remind yourself that you need to put your kids’ needs first and let that be your guide in all decisions that you make.
4. Consider mediation: Mediation can be an excellent tool to use to settle the terms of your divorce, but it can also be used after your divorce is final to resolve issues that come up with custody agreement changes, financial issues, etc.
Post-Divorce Mediation Services in MN
Johnson Mediation can help you navigate the divorce process from the very beginning, or we can help you after your divorce is final. The courts are just not set up to litigate every disagreement between you and your ex after your divorce. Our team can empower you to resolve these problems in a reasonable and fair way without having to engage your lawyers again. For more information about our post-divorce mediation services, call us at 952-401-7599.