Going through a divorce can be an intimidating process. Besides the emotional hardship, life changes, financial and business separations, the actual legal process can be lengthy, expensive and oftentimes can result in a battle between finances, assets and child custody. Many people think that taking a divorce to court is the only way to settle, but divorce mediation is becoming increasingly popular. Minnesota courts will ask couples to seek divorce mediation in order to help the process.
Divorce Mediation Saves Time and Money
Each divorce is unique and is dictated by your own circumstances. Some couples have all assets tied together, many do business together and have adolescent children. Each one of these things can make the process more difficult. Furthermore, each couple will have a different relationship. Some divorcing couples have a mutual relationship and are able to easily work through things, while others have a very negative relationship and have a difficult time compromising. Each circumstance will change the process of going through a divorce and will dictate the time that it takes for the divorce to be finalized. On average, if you decide to take your divorce to court it will be finalized between 12-18 months. On the other hand, if you decide to go to a mediator divorce can be finalized in as short as three months.
The Right Divorce Mediator
Divorce mediators are going to impact the length of this process as well. Some divorce mediators may be less experienced or unable to keep divorce couples on track and help keep lines of communication open and guide them to make decisions. That is why, when you are trying to find a divorce mediator it is crucial that you work with someone that listens and understands your situation and all of the unique circumstances, that you feel comfortable working with and is able to work with the divorcing couple to help them decide their own fate. The divorcing couples need to make their own decisions, and when you choose divorce mediation over court you are able to do this.
Experienced Divorce Mediator
When you are looking to separate you want the process to be smooth, to leave you and your soon to be ex in a win-win situation and to be both cost and time efficient. Don’t make the process more challenging than it already is. Give Lesa Koski a call today. She will offer a listening ear, provide you with the tools and information you need to move on with your lives. Providing divorce mediation services for eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.