There are many issues that can be settled using the experience and expertise of a mediator. Mediation can help you resolve issues without going to court. Instead of hiring attorneys and paying waiting on a court date, you can instead solve complex problems with the help of a neutral, third party who will facilitate discussion that can lead to an agreement between the two parties. Mediation saves you money, will take less time and is generally less stressful than litigation. Lesa Koski is an experienced and trusted mediator serving the Stillwater, MN area who uses her excellent communication and listening skills to help people solve problems, without having to enlist the court system. Mediation is cooperative and collaborative and often results in a solution that works for both parties and that allows you to maintain a relationship with the other party.
What Kind of Cases Can Be Mediated?
The most common types of cases that can be mediated are civil in nature, meaning that they are not criminal cases, but are general disputes between two parties. Some examples of the types of issues that can most often be resolved in mediation include:
● Business disputes
● Landlord/tenant disputes
● Small claims disputes
● Contract disputes
● Divorce including equitable division of property
● Child custody
● Determination of child and/or spousal support
Mediation does not require each party to hire an attorney, though there are cases in which individuals elect to consult with an attorney during a mediation case. This means that the mediation process costs significantly less than litigating the same case. You can expect mediation cases to be efficient and take 1-2 sessions, total. Depending on how your mediation sessions are scheduled, it is possible for the entire mediation session to last 1-2 days.
Experienced Civil Mediator, Stillwater MN
Lesa Koski has been working with those in the Stillwater area as a mediator for more than 15 years. She views mediation as a process that allows for a peaceful resolution to all types of problems. One area of civil mediation that Lesa focuses on is divorce mediation. Lesa can work closely with divorcing couples to resolve all types of issues including the division of property, assets and debts, development of a parenting plan (also called a custody agreement) and even determination of child or spousal support. Lesa can help your family move forward, rather than focus on the past.
If you have a legal conflict with a neighbor, colleague, business, or if you are beginning the difficult process of divorce, call Lesa Koski at 651-214-5057 for support and assistance.