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Successful Minnesota Divorce Mediation Secrets

May 8, 2015

Divorce Mediator MNNo matter how you put it, going through a divorce is one of the toughest times in your life. With a wide array of emotions that overwhelm you during the process, sometimes just being able to be heard can bring a refreshing aspect to your situation. The traditional, court focused divorce is not always your best option when it comes to a divorce. Divorce mediation has become a more popular option this day in age because of various reasons ranging from being more affordable to being better at resolving conflict for all parties involved. If you live in Minnesota and are looking at divorce mediation as an option, Johnson Mediation is just the partner for you!

Mediation Secrets

In order for divorce mediation to be successful, Allison Patton, a family lawyer and mediator, believes the following secrets must be in place:

  • Listening – Arguably the most important secret is that mediators must be great, true listeners. A divorce will not resolve if the individuals do not feel like they have been allowed to speak their side, and that you failed to listen to what they had to say. Interrupted listening is a practice that mediators should avoid because it makes the individuals feel like you are not listening to what they truly have to say. Listening doesn’t mean you have to agree with what is said, but you do have to respect the input they are providing.
  • Balance – In order for divorce mediation to work, the mediator must empathise with both sides. If you are hoping for a settlement, it is important that both individuals points are made and that the mediator gives each side a fair amount of attention.

Dedicated Mediation Team

Our dedicated mediation team can help keep money in your pocket! As an alternative to the standard legal system process, our divorce mediation services focus on keeping the best interests in mind for all parties involved, including your kids. Through divorce mediation you are able to keep more of the power in your hands along the way. By listening to both sides, we can provide you with recommendations, resources and talking points around difficult decisions such as property division, child support, and parenting time.

So, if you live in Minnesota and are currently going through a divorce and you are looking for an alternative to the legal system, let Johnson Mediation go to work for you. Our divorce mediation staff is dedicated to implementing these mediation secrets into all of our sessions. Give us a call today at (952) 401-7599 to set up a free one hour consultation.


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