Divorce is impossible to prepare for – even if you have known that your marriage was in trouble, it is a process that you do not fully understand until you go through it. Mediation is a highly effective way to settle the terms of your divorce without having to go through an expensive and stressful court battle. The team at Johnson Mediation has experience navigating divorces from start to finish and can help guide you through the process, answer your questions and find your way forward. We promise there is light at the end of the tunnel. Divorce mediation is the preferred process by the courts in Minnesota and the following is what you can expect from the divorce mediation process:
Mediation sessions: Mediation sessions can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. You do not have to wait on a court date or to schedule it around your attorney’s schedule. Generally, you can expect to be able to resolve the important aspects of your divorce in 2-3 mediation sessions. These sessions are generally scheduled over the course of a few months.
Topics covered during mediation: You can resolve all aspects of your divorce using mediation – even difficult and complicated issues. We can help you come up with a plan for how to divide your joint property, assets and debts, and how to create a parenting plan that outlines how your children will spend their time between you and you ex. Mediation can also help determine whether child support or spousal support is necessary in your case.
Role of mediator: Your mediator does not make the decisions about your case but facilitates a productive discussion about the issues that you need to settle. You and your ex are empowered to make the decisions during the mediation process, because you know best what your family needs during this time. Your mediator will help you set goals, stay on track with your discussions and guide you through the steps of the process. Mediation is generally very effective, even when the conflict is high.
Reduced cost: Mediation costs significantly less than litigation. Most estimates are that you will pay between 20%-50% less which can relieve a lot of stress about the process. Mediation also takes a fraction of the time of litigation which can also be welcome to many families.
Divorce Mediation Services in MN
If you are beginning the divorce process and have questions about how to move forward, call our team at 952-401-7599. We are happy to set up a time for a free consultation.