Lesa Koski Mediation Blog

Solve Disputes without going to Court in Minnesota

Solve Disputes without going to Court in MinnesotaThe court system is not built to settle every single legal dispute that arises between two parties. Attorneys’ schedules and court room schedules are booked out months in advance, which can make an already contentious situation even worse. Mediation is a fast and highly effective way to solve disputes without going to court in Minnesota. The courts actually encourage individuals to seek an alternative dispute resolution before proceeding through the traditional court process. Read Full Post »


5 Reasons for Civil Mediation

5 Reasons for Civil Mediation Before addressing the top 5 reasons for civil mediation, it’s important to work from a common definition of the term. Civil mediation is the process of assisting the parties to a civil lawsuit in reaching agreement and/or resolution by using a neutral third-party instead of allowing a judge to settle the suit. Please note that judges can sometimes also serve as mediators, but for our present purposes, civil mediation refers to highly trained and professional mediators. Read Full Post »


Mediation Services for Unmarried Parents in Minnesota

Mediation Services for Unmarried Parents in MinnesotaDespite all that we hear about the importance of diversity and inclusion, there are still lots and lots of people in our country, for many different reasons, who feel excluded. Unmarried parents in general, and same-sex unmarried couples, often feel a lack of support from society when they discover that their relationships are struggling and/or coming to an end. Lesa Koski is doing all that she can to decrease the number of people who feel that way, and she offers mediation services for unmarried parents in Minnesota. Read Full Post »


Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer | How to Choose

Divorce Mediator or Divorce Lawyer | How to ChooseIf you have decided to pursue a divorce, you may be gathering information about the divorce process and have questions about whether you should work with a divorce mediator or a divorce lawyer to settle the important issues like division of property and child custody. Making this choice can be difficult because you likely have little experience with the process and may not be able to accurately predict how your case will go. Lesa Koski is a professional divorce mediator AND a divorce lawyer and can help decide how to choose which path to pursue. Read Full Post »


Mediation vs Litigation

Mediation vs LitigationWithin the enormous framework of the rule of law are two concepts that occasionally compete with one another, but most often actually complement each other. Those two concepts are litigation and mediation. Both are extremely important aspects of the rule of law, both serve important purposes, and there are occasions when one is the more appropriate and preferable approach than the other. Both are means of settling legal matters, but there are some important differences and similarities between them, described below. Lesa Koski is trained in Minnesota law and mediation so can lend her expertise to you for either purpose. Read Full Post »


5 Benefits of Civil Mediation over a Court Battle

5 Benefits of Civil Mediation over a Court BattleThere are many benefits to civil mediation over a court battle to settle a conflict. Lesa Koski is a trained civil mediator that can guide you through the mediation process from start to finish, lending her strong communication skills and ability to help individuals compromise to your situation. There are many advantages to civil mediation over courtroom processes, and one additional one we will provide here is Lesa Koski herself. Lesa is an expert mediator who understands the full range of advantages that civil mediation has over courtroom battles, and she has put her expertise to use for many clients. Read Full Post »


Woodbury Civil Mediation

Woodbury Civil MediationLesa Koski has been a Woodbury Civil Mediator for more than a decade. If you are involved in a civil mediation case, having help from someone with Lesa Koski’s qualifications gives you the best chance of resolving the dispute you are involved in a fair and equitable way. What Is Civil Law? In most civil mediation cases, one person has a conflict with another person or perhaps with a business or other entity. Civil mediation is separate from family law and criminal law. It is an effective means of settling disputes that occur between you and another party. Read Full Post »


Stillwater Mediator

Stillwater Mediator There are certain truths about divorce that are so well known that they probably do not need to be repeated: Divorce is hard. Divorce is sad. Divorce is stressful. Divorce is painful. And even, despite knowing that divorcing my spouse is the right thing to do, I still have second thoughts. Lesa Koski, an experienced Stillwater mediator, understands that every person who goes through a divorce experiences pain, vulnerability, anger, sadness and uncertainty. Her extensive knowledge about the wide-ranging experience of divorce—from the emotional to the psychological to the financial to the professional and beyond—allows her to offer you a unique combination of human support and professional assistance in her mediation services. Read Full Post »


Civil Mediation in MN

Civil Mediation in MNLesa Koski is a certified civil mediator in MN who can help you resolve a legal issue that has come up between you and another person or a company so that you do not have to go to court. Lesa acts as a neutral third party and will facilitate a positive and productive discussion about the issues at hand and will create a forum where compromise and open dialogue can be reached. Lesa specializes in Civil Mediation in MN, because she genuinely wants to help people find solutions to the issues they are struggling with. There are many benefits to using civil mediation. Read Full Post »


Mediation vs Arbitration

Mediation vs ArbitrationMediation and Arbitration are both ways to settle conflict without having to battle in the court system (also called litigation). Lesa Koski discusses Mediation vs. Arbitration with clients. Both processes allow you to avoid litigation, meaning you can settle your case more quickly and with less of a financial investment. However, there are significant differences between the two – and you should understand these differences as you decide how to move your case forward successfully. Both arbitration and mediation are considered alternative dispute resolution techniques (ADR). Read Full Post »