Lesa Koski Mediation Blog

Are There Benefits To Completing Mediation Virtually?

Are There Benefits To Completing Mediation Virtually?Our lives have changed a great deal in the last 18 months. While many of these changes have been stressful and difficult, some of them have been helpful in reducing stress, reducing how much time you spend racing around from one thing to the next. Virtual meetings were rare before COVID-19 and generally were conducted over the phone if not in person. But, as many of us transitioned to working from home
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Reduce Stress During Your Divorce

Reduce Stress During Your DivorceThere is little new to say about the stress that comes with going through a divorce. Divorce is the end of a marriage, the end of a life together and the beginning of a new life. The range of emotions can be overwhelming and include sadness, anger, resentment, betrayal and even hope. The changes that a divorce brings combined with the emotions that you feel make it difficult to see a clear path forward.
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Divorcing Together Parenting Plan

Divorcing Together Parenting PlanDivorce is tough on everyone involved. If you share children, this difficulty can feel overwhelming and sometimes even unmanageable. Add in the challenges that COVID-19 has added and you may be wondering how to take a single step forward. Lesa Koski understands the stress, the pressure and the difficulty of divorce, especially when you are concerned about your children. She has developed a Divorcing Together
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Post-Divorce Mediation in 2021

Post-Divorce Mediation in 2021Divorce Mediation has gained a great deal of momentum in recent years, and for good reasons. It is a viable and much simpler alternative to conventional divorce processes, namely those that take place in a courtroom, presided over by a judge, and administered by expensive attorneys. That means that divorce mediation is also much more economical for those who seek it.
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Signs It Is Time To Seek Divorce Mediation

Signs It Is Time To Seek Divorce MediationThe only people who claim that divorce is easy or that separating from someone with whom you have invested much of your life does not require hard work are those who have never experienced it. There is no doubt that marriage, domestic cohabitation, and other relationships require great effort, but sometimes even the best effort just is not enough to make it work. All of us experience the highs and lows of relationships
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Protecting Your Children In A Divorce

Protecting Your Children In A DivorceYour children do not necessarily get a vote when it comes to your divorce. If you and your spouse decide to end your marriage, your children must adjust to that decision. For most parents, protecting their children is the very most important factor in a divorce settlement largely because of concern over the impact. Lesa Koski understands this and offers exceptional, compassionate mediation services that can empower you to resolve the issues you face with your ex, all while protecting your kids.
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How Does Divorce Coaching Differ From Divorce Mediation?

How Does Divorce Coaching Differ From Divorce MediationIf you spend any time with Lesa Koski, you will quickly understand that she has a true passion and gift for mediation. Lesa Koski simply loves being a mediator. She understands that divorce can be near the top of the list of life’s most difficult experiences, and she works carefully and compassionately to minimize the negative impact that so often comes with divorce. Her energy and her compassion in combination with her professional training
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Can I Settle My Divorce with Mediation?

Can I Settle My Divorce with MediationOne of the most common questions we get during initial meetings with prospective clients is whether the entire divorce process can be handled through mediation. The answer is yes — absolutely. Divorce mediation is set up to help you navigate the divorce process from start to finish. When you partner with Lesa Koski who is not only a divorce mediator but also has a law degree and brings this experience and expertise to your case
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Navigating A Less Complicated Divorce

Navigating A Less Complicated DivorceBack in the 1970s and 1980s, popular culture was filled with references about the future conveniences that would be normal parts of life in the 2000s and beyond. We were all but promised flying cars and robot servants. While we may not have as many futuristic conveniences as we were promised, one thing that has evolved significantly is the cultural opinions of divorce and the options for the process. Lesa Koski has been a leader in bringing divorce mediation services to the forefront of Minnesota family law, offering compassionate and competent divorce support services to local couples. Divorce can be handled with less stress and emotional difficulty and Lesa can help with this.
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Choosing Between Mediated Divorce Or Litigation?

Rochester Minnesota Divorce MediatorOne of the things that separates a mediated divorce from court-based divorce processes is that divorce mediators are committed to making the divorce process as easy as possible for their clients. While the courts may have individuals who share this commitment, the system is simply not set up to make divorces that proceed through the court system easy, fast or smooth. Lawyers, who represent each
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