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Mediated Divorce VS Courtroom Divorce

May 31, 2016

Divorce Mediation Alternative to CourtroomJohnson Mediation of Chanhassen, Minnesota wants you to know that you have divorce options if you find yourself heading toward or in the midst of a divorce. Johnson Mediation is a trusted Minnesota Divorce Mediation service, and offers a full range of mediation services.  For many decades, our society has known divorce to be a process characterized by contentious divorce proceedings.  But more recently, mediated divorce has become a more popular and viable option.

Johnson Mediation acknowledges that courtroom-based divorce proceedings may likely never be completely replaced by mediated divorce proceedings.  The more traditional court-based processes have advantages in some situations, of course, and therefore serve an important purpose.  But for many people seeking divorce, mediation is the better option. Before you make the decision as to which process will be right for you, it may help to consider the factors that characterize the two different processes.

No mediation service provides a more comprehensive, supportive, or empathic approach.

The Cost of Mediated Divorce VS Court-based Processes

Typically, it is much less expensive to utilize a mediator than to hire lawyers to represent you in court.  Costs can be kept down further if you expect that your divorce can proceed relatively simply, meaning if you have few complications, minimal conflict between you and your divorcing spouse, and a willingness to compromise to resolve your differences.  Mediated divorce also tends to be a more efficient process than courtroom-based divorce, which will help keep costs down and take less of your time.

Flexibility & Control Over the Divorce Process

Mediated divorce offers the divorcing couple more control over the process.  A good mediator will help to empower each person in the couple to feel a greater sense of control over the process.  And a good mediator will demonstrate the flexibility to reach agreement that more traditional court processes often cannot.

Neutrality & Confidentiality

Johnson Mediation abides by the law to provide confidentiality to the members of the couple who are divorcing.  Further, Johnson Mediation helps you, your divorcing partner, and any children who may be affected by the divorce to benefit from their role as a neutral third-party.  In this way, Johnson Mediation helps you find the best possible solutions to the issues that need to be resolved.

The dynamics of many divorcing couples often cause them to feel anything but empowered.  When we feel dis-empowered, it may also feel like our options have dwindled.  Johnson Mediation will help you feel more empowered to make choices that are best for you and your family.  Call our team at (952) 401-7599 for more information about our divorce mediation services.

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