In the United States, it is still true that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. As a consequence, there are services, such as divorce mediation, to help couples proceed through the stages of divorce with minimal conflict and the easiest possible transitions. And when divorce is really and truly the only option left to couples, services like divorce mediation can be irreplaceable and positive. And perhaps because of the high-intensity nature of divorce, it receives a lot of attention. Lesa Koski is a mediation attorney who can serve any of a number of roles in your divorce settlement. As your mediation attorney, she can review all legal documents post-mediation and help you file them with the courts. As a mediator, she can actually serve as a neutral third party and help you find ways to settle your divorce. Finally, if needed, Lesa can also represent you in the court system as your divorce attorney. Read Full Post »
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Divorce is known to be one of the most stressful life events, along the same lines as a death in the family, a job loss, or a sudden move or illness. Divorcing couples entered into their marriage with hopes and dreams for a long life together and have to come to grips with a new reality. Couples must deal with the loss of this hope and major life changes. The process of settling the terms of a divorce can add additional stress to an already tense and volatile situation, particularly when it comes to issues surrounding the children in the marriage. Child support is one area that often causes great conflict in a divorce settlement. Rather than increasing the animosity and conflict of the divorce by trying to settle these important issues in a long and costly court battle, divorce mediation offers a less expensive and less stressful mechanism for resolution. Lesa Koski specializes in divorce mediation for those in the Stillwater, Hudson and Woodbury areas and can help you and your soon to be ex-spouse come up with a reasonable plan for child support. Read Full Post »
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes are alternative methods of helping people resolve legal problems before going to court. Divorce Mediation is one example of this process as it uses a mediator, or neutral third party, to help resolve the many potential areas of disagreement in a divorce settlement with less conflict. Using a mediator is less expensive and takes less time for the divorcing couples and utilizes significantly fewer state resources. Lesa Koskis an experienced and trusted law firm that serves Coon Rapids, Anoka, Blaine, Andover, Champlin, and Ham Lake MN, and offers high quality divorce mediation services for couples wishing to settle the terms of their divorce without a lengthy and costly court battle. Read Full Post »
Going through a divorce is oftentimes one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. It brings stress, hardship, and many emotions to the table and can be difficult to sort through on your own. When you are going through a divorce you often want to consult with two different people either a Neutral Divorce Mediator, or an attorney and sometimes both. So how do you choose and what is the benefit of a Neutral Divorce Mediator?
Some divorces are more amicable than others, but almost all couples will need to see a divorce mediation to help process your entire divorce in a timely, more mutual and helpful way compared to going directly to litigation. Read Full Post »
Finding a reputable attorney can be extremely challenging. As the market is currently flooded with lawyers you want to make sure that your attorney has the drive, experience and skills to represent you and your case. Family law is not simple and therefore your choice matters when it comes to getting the work done correctly.
Family law consists of a body of statutes and case precedents that determine the legal responsibilities between parties who are related by blood or marriage, and some more distant and casual relationships. Due to the emotionally-charged nature that lies in the nature of the cases it is advised to retain an attorney.
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Elder Law Attorney and Mediator Lesa Koski serving Stillwater, Woodbury and surrounding areas has seen a tremendous increase in the need for Elder Law Mediations. This area of law is near and dear to Mediator Lesa Koski’s heart. This is the field that Lesa began working in 16 years ago, when she first began practicing law. Prior to this, Lesa Koski worked with seniors in the home health care setting.
“It is such an interesting field and encompasses so many areas of law. I have always loved this demographic, as I worked with Elderly prior to attending Law School. It is a special group of people with so much wisdom to share.” Lesa Koski is inspired by the families she meets in Elder Law Mediations.With Picture, Read Full Post »
The traditional court system in the United States has been in place for hundreds of years, and began to guarantee the rights and freedoms of all individuals in our country after the American Revolution. It was originally set up to determine important guidelines for crimes and establish punishment and procedures that need to be followed to protect the rights of the innocent. It historically has also helped to settle other legal disputes, including family law cases, which cover child custody issues, child support, adoption issues, domestic violence cases and divorce. The court system is adversarial by nature, with opposing sides, legal representation and a push for a win or lose outcome. However, many issues that are not criminal in nature, like family law, may be better suited for an alternative mechanism. Read Full Post »
The most common legal issues in family law include divorce, annulment, child custody, visitation, child support payments, child protection and domestic violence. These issues are at the core of our daily lives and impact entire families, both immediate and extended. Settling these issues often requires legal assistance from an attorney who specializes in family law. Lesa Koski is one such attorney with an office in Stillwater, Minnesota, and who serves the community of Woodbury, as well as many others in the state of Minnesota. Lesa can help you and your family navigate a difficult legal issue with less stress so that you and your family can move forward in a healthy way. Read Full Post »
Family law is a topic that is often immediately linked to court battles and high conflict. It is also a common misconception that all divorce proceedings that involve attorneys become protracted and bitter court battles. Until we have experienced something as significant as divorce, our perceptions are shaped by the extremes that dominate our various touch points with society, such as social media, television shows, and movies, which are popular as a result of their emphasis on high conflict and highly emotional responses. Some of the stress we experience when we find ourselves in the middle of something as difficult as a divorce is caused by our lack of an accurate frame of reference. Lesa Koski, an attorney with an established reputation for excellence in the area of family law in the Woodbury, MN area, does all she can to not only avoid bitter court battles, but avoid court proceedings altogether. And, if a case does need to go to court, Lesa Koski can, at the very least, lessen the impact of court proceedings so that you can begin the process of getting your life back on track. Read Full Post »
One of the hardest (and often least expected) experiences in life is divorce. It’s right up there with other notable life stressors, like the death of a loved-one, the loss of one’s job, or a catastrophic illness. These are stresses that have been researched for decades, and they remain at the top of the list of experiences that cause the greatest amount of turmoil and stress in our lives. If you are going through a divorce, or feel that your marriage is heading in that direction, mediation is a tool that can be used to navigate the process with less overall stress. Lesa Koski is an experienced divorce mediator who serves the people of Woodbury, Minnesota, by providing a safe and constructive environment in which to settle important issues like division of assets, debts and property, child custody issues and child/spousal support. Read Full Post »