Post-Divorce Mediation Services MN & WI
I tend to view the divorce mediation process as a swan floating peacefully on a pond. It is not happy, but it is also not sad; it is simply at peace. The goal of mediation is not just for peace now, but for peace throughout your life. Mediators are compassionate, empathetic. We care not just about how you are now, but how you are later in life, too. And due to the fact that situations change throughout life, the terms of a divorce can also change with these situations. All courts these days allow for a revisit of terms based on changing circumstances, whether this is related to a loss of job, the acceptance of a child into a university and how tuition will be paid, remarriage, custody, or the need to move to a different state due to aging grandparents, among other things. The mediation process is available for any circumstance that may arise after a divorce has been finalized. I understand that old feelings may arise during this revisit, and mediation can help move communication along, so that both parties can return to their new lives.
The typical post-divorce mediation process generally involves changing financial situations. This can be due to a number of different forces, but the fact remains that you are revisiting something you had put behind you. This is why mediation can help. We listen to your needs and understand your concerns, and we help you communicate those needs to the other party.
Co-Parenting & Post-Divorce Mediation
Co-parenting allows parents to help their children by putting their needs first, listening to the other parent, and working out what is in the best interest of the child. Because post-divorce mediation often involves financial concerns, this can have an impact on the parents’ shared children. A mediator can help you work through differences of opinion regarding what each person thinks is best for a child. This process can be off and on throughout your lives, but it is in the best interest of children as they are not present when differences of opinion are aired. If you think this will help you and your former spouse, give me a call and we can set up a meeting. I simply want to help both of you move on, with as little stress as possible.
Experienced Post-Divorce Mediation
The key to mediation is communication and compromise. One doesn’t work without the other. And for a mediator to work effectively, he or she must have the trust of both individuals involved in the process. I believe that without trust, nothing will move forward. And I have been mediating all my life, regardless of what my job title says. It has always seemed to me that most, if not all, problems come from a lack of, or breakdown of communication. A journalism degree from St. Thomas has enabled me to become an even better communicator, while a Master’s in Health and Human Services has helped bring out my compassion. And as an attorney, I have the legal background that is necessary to complete all required paperwork so that your individual lawyers only have to file. And while you may have already been through the divorce process once, I understand the courts and changing laws, and can help you achieve the peace you are searching for.
My office is located in Bayport, and I am here to help couples from around the area revisit the terms of their divorce so that they can get back to their new lives. With my office and peaceful conference room looking over the St. Croix River, I primarily serve couples with these matters in the east Twin Cities metro and western Wisconsin, St. Croix County and Washington County, as well as the specific cities of Afton, Hudson, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Maplewood, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Stillwater, St. Croix Valley, St. Paul, and Woodbury.