If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to divorce and want to use mediation to settle the terms, it is critically important to understand how the role of the mediator and process works. A divorce mediator works with you and your divorcing spouse to settle important aspects of a divorce including division of your shared property, assets and debts, development of a parenting plan that works for both parents and children and deciding whether child or spousal support is necessary. Mediation requires compromise but if common ground can be found, it can be a hugely successful process, saving you time, money and emotional energy. Lesa Koski is a trained and experienced divorce mediator serving those in Woodbury, MN.
The Role of a Divorce Mediator
As your divorce mediator, Lesa will not decide the terms of your divorce. Instead, she will use her strong communication skills and experience facilitating discussions to empower you and your divorcing spouse to make these decisions. Lesa has a law background and can provide you with legal resources and information, though she cannot serve as your divorce attorney if she is your divorce mediator. Your mediator will establish trust and create an environment that is conducive to productive discussion. You will have the latitude to be creative about solutions that you think will work best for you, your spouse and your children. Once a final mediation agreement is reached, Lesa can help you finalize your divorce paperwork with the courts.
Mediation sessions can be scheduled at your convenience, rather than waiting on the court system to fit you in. You can expect to be able to resolve the terms of your divorce in 3-4 2 hour sessions that are spread out over 4-8 weeks. This timeframe also allows you to move forward with your life quicker than a long court battle. Mediation can also be useful when issues come up between you and your ex after a divorce is final.
Experienced Divorce Mediator, Woodbury, MN
Lesa Koski is a state qualified neutral that has been working as a divorce mediator for more than a decade. She is very integrated in the Woodbury community and works hard to help couples navigate the divorce process with as little stress and pain as possible. If you would like more information about the role of a divorce mediator or the divorce mediation process, call Lesa today at 651-214-5057.