Finding the Right Divorce MediatorIn the midst of a divorce, the many different decisions that you are forced to make can be overwhelming. One very important decision to make early in the process is who you will work with to mediate your divorce. In the state of Minnesota, the court actually encourages all couples that have decided to divorce to attempt to settle the terms using an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) tool. Mediation is one of the most effective ways to resolve important issues between you and your divorcing spouse and can be an excellent way to alleviate the stress of the divorce process. Lesa Koski is an experienced divorce mediator with an office in Stillwater, MN and may be the perfect divorce mediator to help you navigate your divorce.

Qualities to Look for in a Mediator

When you are looking for a mediator, it is important to make sure that you work with someone who has excellent communication skills, can be impartial and can emphasize with you and your family. These qualities can help make the process of settling issues like division of property and developing a parenting plan (or custody agreement) much easier than proceeding through the court. Other important traits of a mediator include patience, alertness, objectivity and strong listening and questioning skills. A strong mediator will be able to facilitate a positive and productive discussion between you and your spouse about even the most complex and emotionally difficult issues.

Experienced Divorce Mediator

Lesa Koski has the training and background that sets her apart as a local mediator. She is trained in family law, so she is knowledgeable about all aspects of Minnesota law. Even though as a mediator, Lesa cannot give you legal advice, she can offer information and resources about divorce law that can be helpful to you during the process. Perhaps Lesa’s most pronounced strength is her communication skills. Lesa is a natural communicator and can help couples feel at ease very quickly during the mediation process.

Trust yourself when it comes to choosing the best mediator for you and your ex. You can consider interviewing multiple divorce mediators and you will quickly determine if you connect in a way that you think will work for you. Do not hesitate to ask questions and gather information that is important to you so that you can be confident in who you partner with for your mediator.

If you would like to learn more about Lesa Koski’s divorce mediation services, contact her directly at 651-214-5057 or email