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How Long Does a Mediated Divorce Take?

January 6, 2017

Minnesota Divorce MNIf you’re wondering how long your divorce mediation will take, the only way to know for sure is to consult a professional divorce mediator. Divorce mediation lengths vary with each separated couple we meet with, so the length of time your mediation will take will depend greatly on your specific case. That being said, we’ve facilitated divorces as fast as two mediation sessions, but have seen upwards of five mediation appointments. Generally speaking, the average divorce mediation process involves three to four mediation sessions over a span of a few weeks to be fully completed. At Johnson Mediation, we have the experience providing mediation services to couples with vastly different circumstances, which means that we can better guide you to the fastest, easiest resolution possible.

Creating Property Division Agreements

One of the more conflict-driven elements of divorce is property division. Very few separating couples know how to equitably divide their property because it can be a complicated process, especially depending upon how intertwined your finances and purchases have become. Divorce mediators help to make sure that you reach a fair property division agreement no matter what, but the complexity of your property division agreement will contribute to how long your divorce mediation takes.

Determining Alimony/Spousal Support

Alimony is another hot button divorce topic that will at least partially determine how many divorce mediation sessions you’ll need, though less so than property division or some other common divorce agreement issues. A divorce mediator makes determining fair spousal support agreements simple, though, and at Johnson Mediation, we try to make your mediation as quick as possible.

Child Custody and Child Support Agreements

Child custody disputes and child support agreements are some of the most complicated and emotional divorce settlements we deal with, and parenting agreements and disputes can cause you to have a longer divorce mediation process. As divorce mediators, we are able to help you come to a quicker child support agreement and equitable child custody agreement, helping you to hopefully avoid conflict. If both parents are willing to work together to create a parenting agreement that is fair to the child and both parents, it is much easier to have a quick divorce mediation process.

Faster Divorce with A Divorce Mediator

Overall, divorce mediation is faster than in-court divorces. Without the adversarial divorce process and the time it takes to plan a court case to argue on your behalf, you could find yourself in a straightforward and quick divorce. At Johnson Mediation, our Chanhassen, MN divorce mediators do everything in our power to help you through a quick divorce mediation process, usually helping separating couples come to a divorce agreement in three to four divorce mediation sessions. For more information on how long a divorce mediation would take for you and your former partner, contact our Minnesota divorce mediators at 952-401-7599 or

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