The traditional court system in the United States has been in place for hundreds of years, and began to guarantee the rights and freedoms of all individuals in our country after the American Revolution. It was originally set up to determine important guidelines for crimes and establish punishment and procedures that need to be followed to protect the rights of the innocent. It historically has also helped to settle other legal disputes, including family law cases, which cover child custody issues, child support, adoption issues, domestic violence cases and divorce. The court system is adversarial by nature, with opposing sides, legal representation and a push for a win or lose outcome. However, many issues that are not criminal in nature, like family law, may be better suited for an alternative mechanism.
Mediation: Alternative to A Court Battle
Mediation is a highly effective alternative to a court battle. In addition to being less expensive and taking less time, mediation empowers both individuals to cooperative rather than work against each other. Lesa Koski specializes in divorce mediation for those in the Woodbury, MN area and uses her extensive training and strong communication skills to help couples navigating the divorce process settle important issues without battling in court. Lesa sees mediation as an opportunity to lay a strong foundation for successful co-parenting and a positive future for you and your family.
As a divorce mediator, Lesa Koski will serve as an impartial third party and will help facilitate several discussions over the course of a few months that can address issues such as child custody, child/spousal support determination and division of property, assets and debts. Often, mediation is so successful that going to court is not necessary. Mediation also encourages both individuals to follow the terms set during the sessions in large part because both worked together to arrive at solutions that put their family first.
Experienced Divorce Mediator, Woodbury, MN
If you are heading toward a divorce, you may be trying to decide how best to settle many important issues. Before you assume that a court battle is the only solution, call Lesa Koski to learn more about whether divorce mediation might be a good solution for you and your family. Lesa can answer questions that you may have about the process and help you determine if this option will work well for you. Lesa can be reached directly at 651-214-5057 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lesa will work to make the divorce process easier and less stressful for you.