Can I Get a Divorce Without a LawyerIf you have decided that it is time for you and your spouse to divorce, you may be wondering whether you are required to hire a lawyer to settle issues like division of property, child custody and spousal support payments. For example, you may have an amicable relationship with your spouse and anticipate a fairly straightforward divorce, or you may be looking for ways to save money during the divorce process. Mediation is one way to navigate the divorce process from start to finish, with the help of a neutral third party. Mediation does not require that either you or your soon to be ex-spouse hire attorneys but gives you the support and guidance that you need to get through the process with a fair and equitable result.

Why Choose Mediation Over Litigation?

Lesa Koski is an experienced mediator serving those in the Stillwater, MN area. Lesa has worked with many couples who are facing divorce resolve the sometimes difficult and emotional issues so that their families can move forward in a healthy way. Divorce mediation is much less expensive than traditional litigation, it takes less time and focuses on finding solutions and compromise, rather than creating a win/lose dynamic. Mediation also allows for flexibility to find a solution that will really work for your family- rather than leaving these decisions in the hands of attorneys and judges. Mediation is also entirely confidential, causes less stress overall than a court battle and lays a strong foundation for effective co-parenting. Finally, you can decide for yourself whether you would like to hire an attorney to work with you during the mediation process. Many couples find that this is not necessary. If you decide to pursue litigation, you do need an attorney.

Experienced Divorce Mediator, Stillwater, MN

Lesa Koski’s focus in her mediation sessions is to establish trust and foster open communication. She has helped couples with very simple divorce settlements as well as couples whose divorces are extremely complex. Mediation can be extremely successful for any couple who has decided that divorce is their next step. Lesa has many years of experience and brings extremely strong communication skills, compassion and extensive knowledge of Minnesota law to each case. For more information or to schedule a time to talk to Lesa about whether mediation will work for you, call her at 651-214-5057 or email