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Divorce Mediation MN

July 1, 2016

Divorce doesn’t always have to be an adversarial process. Divorce mediation offers a more respectful ending to a marriage so that both spouses can work together to achieve an outcome that is in the best interest of everyone involved, including children. With the help of a mediator, couples focus on coming to an agreement through discussions rather than disputes. If you’re exploring options for ways to approach your divorce and division of parenting time and assets, and are considering divorce mediation in Minnesota, here is a brief guide to the process of divorce mediation.

Is Divorce Mediation Right For You?

Divorce mediation is a voluntary process that brings together both spouses and a mediator who acts as a neutral party. The mediator facilitates the conversations that are necessary to reach an amicable agreement that is in the best interest for both parties. For families with children, the goal is to take a realistic view to determine what resolution would work best for the children. For many families, this type of resolution works better than relying on the legal system to handle their divorce settlement, which could include the matters of child custody, division of property, spousal support, and alimony.

The Role Of Divorce Mediator

During mediation, the mediator acts to guide both parties through the settlement process to reach an agreement. To maintain a neutral position, the mediator does not act as an attorney to represent either party, and does not offer advice to either party. The mediator works to keep both parties on track so that disputes resulting from possible resentments or disagreements are brought back to focus on the negotiation.

Advantages Of Divorce Mediation in MN

The primary advantage of mediation is that it allows both spouses to be in control of their divorce with terms that make practical sense to both, in order to reach an amicable settlement while avoiding painful conflict. Because both parties provide input and come to an agreement on what would work best for their family, this tends to leave both parties somewhat satisfied with the results, as opposed to a litigated divorce that may increase any level of animosity that might have already existed. While every divorce mediation is unique, mediated agreements typically allow for a speedier resolution for less cost than do the average litigated cases.

Free Divorce Mediation Consultation

There are many more advantages to divorce mediation that may benefit your situation. We welcome you to call Johnson Mediation at (952) 401-7599 if you would like to schedule a free one-hour divorce mediation consultation with one of our divorce mediators.

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