Divorce Mediation is fast becoming the preferred method of ending marriage for many couples in Minnesota. If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, you may not know that divorce mediation has distinct advantages over the more traditional process of divorcing through the court system. You may not even know that divorce mediation is an option available to you. One thing to keep in mind is that there is often great variability among divorce mediators. You should choose one with a track record of helping couples end their marriages, who are known for their professionalism, and who understand Minnesota divorce law. Lesa Koski is one such divorce mediator.
Why Choose Mediation?
Lesa Koski’s support will provide you with all of the benefits of divorce mediation that have made it a more popular choice over the adversarial approach that occurs in the courts. Some of those benefits include the following:
- Divorce mediation tends to be significantly less expensive than divorces that proceed through the court system. A major reason for this is that court-based divorce processes usually involve a lawyer or law firm representing each party. The cost of hiring an attorney for such a purpose can be extremely expensive. However, couples that choose to settle their divorce via divorce mediation work with one person, and that person’s ultimate goal is to help you and your spouse reach resolutions that work for both of you. In court-based divorces, there tends to be more of a winner-take-all approach. Divorce mediation emphasizes cooperation and collaboration.
- Cooperation and Collaboration help divorcing couples move on to the next part of their lives with less conflict, and often with no conflict at all. This can be especially important if you have children and other close family members who are affected by your decision to divorce.
- Divorce mediation gives you more control over the outcomes of the divorce process. When you work with a divorce mediator, no decision can be imposed on you. If you do not agree to a given proposal, it cannot become part of the divorce agreement.
- Having more control over the outcomes of the divorce process can help your children. They will experience the benefits of the agreements that you and your former spouse have reached. In adversarial settings, they are more likely to notice that one decision or another was reached by a judge without one parent’s consent. Reaching consensus on decisions that affect your children eases many of the difficulties associated with their new circumstances.
Minnesota Divorce Mediator
Lesa Koski cares about her clients and is grateful for the opportunity to help them move on with their lives with greater ease. Call her at (651) 214-5057 to schedule a time to learn more about her divorce mediation services.