Mediation is always an entirely voluntary process that can only occur if both parties agree to participate. It is a highly effective way to settle a wide range of issues including issues of family law and issues that are not related to family law. Civil mediation settles conflict and disagreement on issues apart from family disputes. In most cases civil law mediation occurs over the course of one single day, and an agreement is reached. Lesa Koski is a trained, trusted and experienced mediator in the Woodbury, MN area who specializes in all types of mediation, including civil cases.
Why Choose Mediation?
The most common cases that can be settled via mediation include contract and lease disputes, small business ownership issues, employment and, of course, divorce. Criminal cases cannot be settled in a mediation setting and must be resolved by the court. There are many important benefits of pursuing mediation to resolve your civil case including:
- Less expensive: Mediation can cost anywhere between 20-50% less than a court battle, which relieves financial stress for many.
- Takes less time: Civil mediation cases can be settled in as little as one day, so that you can move forward with your life. A court case relies on the schedules of attorneys and judges and can last weeks if not months.
- Can accommodate more flexible solutions: If you have a creative idea to resolve the issue at hand, the mediated process can accommodate this. Your mediator will ensure that both parties are satisfied with the solution, no matter what it is.
- Can be used in situations where the court system does not apply: There are instances where there is a dispute between two parties but there is not a legal claim that can be taken to court. In these cases (disputes between family members or neighbors, for example) mediation can be a useful tool even though the courts cannot hear the case.
Experienced Civil Mediator Woodbury
Lesa Koski is a state qualified neutral who became interested in mediation during law school more than 15 years ago. She is a natural communicator and uses this strength to facilitate positive and productive discussions for even contentious issues. She can assist with divorce mediation as well as other types of civil mediation cases and, no matter what the topic, she is committed to helping both parties find solutions that are workable for all involved. For more information or to schedule a time to talk, call Lesa directly at 651-214-5057.