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. Lesa Koski is a highly skilled and trained mediator who can help you with civil disputes or divorce mediation, which can save you significant time and money over costly litigation.

What Is the Role of a Mediator?

A mediator is a neutral third party who works with two parties to find solutions to the legal problem at hand. In the case of divorce mediation, your mediator will help you find ways to compromise so that you can divide your joint property in a fair and equitable manner, develop a child custody agreement (also called a parenting plan) that puts your children first, and even negotiate child and spousal support. Rather than hiring attorneys to engage in battle about these issues, a mediator facilitates a positive and productive series of discussions between you and your soon to be ex-spouse to arrive at these solutions yourself. Your creative and personal solutions are most likely to work for you and your family. Relying on attorneys and a judge does not always result in a workable solution.

Benefits of Mediation over going to Court

Mediation is also an entirely confidential process. You do not have to share your personal story with a judge in a courtroom. Mediation occurs with only a trained mediator and the other party in the room. Any discussion remains entirely confidential. A civil mediation case can be settled in as little as one day while a divorce can be settled in 3-4 two-hour sessions. Going to court in Minnesota takes much longer. Mediation is also significantly less expensive than a court battle.

Lesa Koski is a mediator that can help settle civil cases as well as divorce mediation cases. Lesa is a strong communicator with extensive knowledge of Minnesota law. She enjoys partnering with individuals in the Minnesota area to solve difficult issues without going to court. For more information about the mediation process or to speak with Lesa about her services, call 651-214-5057 or email