When you’re going through a divorce or separation, the last thing you want to do is you’re your life more complicated, more conflict-fueled, and more stressful. How can you decrease all of these negative effects of separation? By working through the process with a mediator or team of mediators. Rather than working with a divorce or family law attorney, you can come to agreements in your divorce or separation that do not have to be settled in a courtroom or by two lawyers who are working against each other. Instead, begin your new life with the help of a neutral third party, who will help you find compromises and legally equitable solutions to questions about property division, child custody, child support, alimony, and more. Lesa Koski is a mediation expert serving Afton, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Maplewood, North St. Paul and Oakdale, Minnesota, and she can help you create an agreement that works for you.
Benefits of Mediation over Family Law Attorneys
Sometimes, hiring an attorney is unavoidable. There are cases when you can’t work with your former partner or spouse because they’re not willing to work with you. However, when possible, it’s often beneficial to make an effort to reach an agreement about your divorce or separation that’s as conflict-free as possible. That means working through the mediation process rather than working with an attorney. Through mediation, you and your former partner will have access to someone, or a group of mediators, who will remain neutral throughout the process. That means no one is “arguing” your case; you’re both working together to compromise and find a legally fair solution. With compromise comes lessened conflict, and without the courtroom divorce, you’ll save money, time and stress.
Mediation VS Co-Mediation
The difference between mediation and co-mediation is slight, and it’s entirely based on your preference whether you’d like to work with one mediator or several. Working with one mediator is the more affordable option, but some separating couples are wary of whether one mediator can offer enough insight into the issues and solutions that come up in mediation. If you want multiple mediators working on your case to make sure there’s a diverse range of input, then co-mediation is likely perfect, offering you a team of mediators who will work together and work with you to come up with solutions.
Divorce Mediation and Co-Mediation Process
If you’re choosing to go through divorce mediation with a single mediator or you opt for co-mediation, you’ll be following the same process. We’ll work with you and your former partner to create compromises relating to property division, alimony, child custody and visitation, and child support, and you can be sure that the agreements you make will be considered legally fair to a judge. If you’re in need of divorce & civil co-mediation services in Afton, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Maplewood, North St. Paul or Oakdale, MN, call Lesa Koski today at (651) 214-5057, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.