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The FAQ’s of Mediation in Minnesota

August 10, 2015

Divorce Mediator MNDivorce mediation is a relatively new concept to many individuals going through a divorce. Serving as an alternative to the high stress courtroom based divorce, divorce mediation focuses on keeping the primary decision making in the hands of the divorcing or separated couples. Additionally, divorce mediation is a great way to keep some extra money in your pocket by avoiding some of the high legal fees that a courtroom based divorce brings. Divorce mediation may be a great option for you and your family. If you live in Minnesota, and are beginning the talk with your spouse about separation or divorce, consider divorce mediation as an option for you. Team up with Johnson Mediation today for all of your mediation needs.

FAQ’s That You Need to Know About Divorce Mediation

  • Why Choose Divorce Mediation When important decisions need to be made by divorced or separated couples, our highly trained mediators provide an unbiased environment for you to come to joint decisions. The mediator facilitates the discussion but does not make the decisions, keeping the power in your hands.
  • How Does It Work – The mediation process typically takes 3-4 sessions for important decisions to be made. The couple and mediator prioritize the most important topics to discuss and begin the discussions. Conversations around finances and children are common discussions handled through mediation.
  • How Long Does It Take – Each case is unique in its own way, and how long the divorce mediation process takes depends on the complexity of the discussions. Typically, the sessions last around 2 hours and the discussions are addressed over 3-4 sessions.
  • Financial Benefit – A divorce settled in the courtroom often times costs 2 to 10 times more than the cost of divorce mediation. Mediation is also easier on the couple and children mentally as well.
  • Too Difficult of a Case – With divorce mediation, our dedicated team will take on any situation that comes our way. We are open to having outside representatives such as attorneys, financial advisors and appraisers join the mediation if it is beneficial.
  • Confidential – All discussions and decisions made during mediation are completely confidential. The law states that no one can use what is discussed in mediation as evidence in court.
  • Emotional Situations We understand that one participant may not feel comfortable meeting with the other spouse. Our specialists are highly trained in making sure that both sides feel comfortable during the mediation process.

Now that you know the FAQ’s about divorce mediation, consider teaming up with Johnson Mediation today. If you live in Minnesota, give us a call at (952) 401-7599 to set up a free one hour consultation.

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