If you are facing the end of your marriage, you may also be feeling a degree of stress that you have never felt before. Divorce is among the most stressful situations adults in our society will ever experience. But it does not have to be that way. Divorce mediation is a relatively new approach to settling divorces, and Lesa Koski is an attorney and qualified mediator who provides this important service for many clients in the Woodbury, MN area.
In her divorce mediation sessions, Lesa Koski adds her natural warmth and predisposition for helping people find common ground to the necessary professional credentials that are required to complete a divorce proceeding. Divorce mediation on its own reduces some of the stress of divorce. Compared to the traditional process of seeking divorce—historically that has meant through the court system—divorce mediation reduces and sometimes eliminates the adversarial nature of court-bound divorce proceedings. In divorce mediation, your mediator may be a lawyer, but your mediator works as a neutral party with both you and your spouse to find solutions to unresolved issues between you. By contrast, court-based divorce proceedings more often require both parties to hire lawyers, who have expensive hourly rates, which add up over time.
Benefits of Choosing Divorce Mediation to Settle Terms of Divorce
Because divorce mediators work with both divorcing spouses, divorce mediation is almost always less expensive. Cost is often a concern for divorcing couples, so divorce mediation can help to relieve this strain. Divorce mediation also tends to require less time than traditional litigation. Though every couple’s circumstances are different, most divorcing couples are able to make progress toward an agreeable outcome in a much shorter period of time when working with a divorce mediator. And that further reduces the cost of finalizing your divorce.
The emphasis that Lesa Koski places on finding agreeable solutions to outstanding questions and issues between you and your divorcing spouse means that you may feel an immediate decrease in your stress level. Rather than dealing with adversarial lawyers who may wish to generate conflict for the sake of winning by a bigger margin, Lesa Koski works with you based on the following beliefs:
- You and your divorcing spouse need to keep an eye on your finances and probably cannot afford to spend an exorbitant amount on lengthy divorce proceedings.
- If you have children, they will benefit more from a divorce process that places them as top priority, which requires resolving conflict.
- Moving on to the next chapter of your life will be easier if you are able to resolve your conflicts.
Experienced Divorce Mediator in Woodbury, MN
In all cases, Lesa Koski is prepared to help you. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment in her Woodbury, MN office, call (651) 214-5057.