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What Is Involved in the Divorce Mediation Process?

June 14, 2016

What Is Involved in the Divorce Mediation Process?If you are beginning the process of divorce, you may be in the process of gathering information about options for navigating the process that might work best for you and your divorcing spouse.  Generally speaking, there are two potential courses of action that a couple can take to resolve the difficult issues that come up during divorce, including child custody, child support and the division of property.  You are probably very familiar with the divorce process via the court system — which can settle your divorce using lawyers and a judge. Mediation is another option for navigating this process which has many advantages over proceeding through the court.  Johnson Mediation of Chanhassen, MN can guide you through the divorce mediation process with the goal of helping you and your family look to the future.

Important Aspects Of The Divorce Mediation Process

If you and your partner elect to settle issues in your divorce via mediation, you will do this in a series of meetings that are scheduled with a mediator present.  You should expect that this will take approximately 3-4 meetings that are about 2 hours in length.  Early in the process, the participants and the mediator identify the most important issues to be addressed and together a plan is developed for how best to discuss these issues (and what information needs to be gathered in order to do this effectively).

The Role Of The Mediator

The mediator involved in your case works closely with the couple as a neutral party. The mediator is highly trained and experienced in helping couples resolve the important issues in their divorce such as child custody, child support and division of property. The mediator’s role is to facilitate the communication between the parties by ensuring that each individual has an opportunity to speak and that important points are restated and questions asked to clarify and keep communication open and clear. It is important to understand that the mediator’s role is not to make decisions for the couple. Decisions are made by the participants.

Finding A Mediation Partner MN

Johnson Mediation offers comprehensive mediation services that focus on all the legal, logistical and emotional aspects of divorce.  Our team strives to provide all clients with a safe and constructive environment to resolve disputes, settle conflict in a way that is best for all involved, including your children.  Our mediators understand that divorce is emotional in nature and these discussions are difficult, but with skilled and compassionate mediation, issues can be resolved, empowering the family to move forward and look to the future.

To partner with Johnson Mediation for divorce mediation services, call 952-401-7599 to speak with a member of our team and schedule a free one hour consultation to learn more.

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