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Minnesota Parenting Time Expeditor (PTE)

March 19, 2016

Parenting Time Expeditor (PTE)More and more divorcing couples are seeking the assistance of professional mediators, such as those of Johnson Mediation of Chanhassen, Minnesota. The benefits of mediated divorce, and most especially those benefits provided by the exemplary Johnson Mediation, are becoming better known to many people. A mediated divorce is typically less costly than the more familiar and traditional court processes. Additionally, Johnson Mediation can help address the emotional, logistical, and legal issues that accompany divorce.

Fitting into each of those categories—the emotional, logistical, and legal categories—is the time we spend with our children following a divorce. Because most people are devoted to their children, and want to maximize the amount of time they get to spend with them, working out a schedule that is acceptable to both parents can be enormously difficult. Johnson Mediation works on the assumption that parents mean well when trying to resolve custody or visitation issues with their children. And when the parents are unable to find resolution among themselves regarding time spent with their children, it may be necessary to seek a different service from a qualified mediation service, namely the expertise of a Parenting Time Expeditor (PTE).

Function Of A Parenting Time Expeditor

Johnson Mediation is qualified to serve as a Parenting Time Expeditor. The role of a Parenting Time Expeditor is to first understand all relevant dynamics between the divorcing parents, and the members of the family affected by the divorce, and then provide a binding decision about visitation—literally determining how much time each parent will spend with the children. When parents are unable to reach agreement on their own, a Parenting Time Expeditor can relieve parents of the responsibility and reach conclusions about time with the children that work for all family members.

Benefit Of PTE Over Court Battle

On first glance, it may appear as though giving control over to a Parenting Time Expeditor to determine something so important is risky. But when one gets to know the staff of Johnson Mediation, it is likely that the staff’s professionalism, caring nature, and ability to understand the complexities of relationship dynamics will give an immediate sense of comfort and trust. Before the development of the Parenting Time Expeditor, divorced couples who could not reach resolution about time spent with their children had to return to court. This meant (and for many it still means) a costly process with no guarantee of a workable resolution. Johnson Mediation, however, emphasizes the importance of total family health in light of the stress of divorce. That means that solutions can be reached while being attentive to all family members’ needs.

If you would like more information about the option of partnering with a Parenting Time Expeditor, call Johnson Mediation at 1-(952)-401-7599.

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