If you are going through a divorce in Minnesota, mediation can help you reach a resolution faster than the traditional, court process. It is especially cost-effective, efficient, and fair in cases when one spouse is no longer in the state or the country. If you believe that you and your spouse can come to an agreement about the terms of your divorce, consider using private divorce mediation.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary process that helps the parties involved settle their disputes outside of the courtroom. The mediator is the person who facilitates the mediation but does not represent either party. Instead, the mediator is a neutral person who is trained and certified in the process of helping you and your spouse reach an agreement. You can control the outcome and not take a chance on what a judge will decide.
Mediation Saves Time
You and your spouse will set the pace of the mediation. In most cases, you’ll be able to come to an agreement before a hearing in the court system could even be scheduled. Additionally, you’ll have flexibility and control over the dates and times for your mediation session. You can schedule around your working hours or make care arrangements for your children.
Mediators are often able to hold sessions via video conference, making a personal appearance unnecessary until the final stage of the divorce. You may have to make one in-person appearance in court at the end of your case. When spouses are in two different states, eliminating travel time with video mediation sessions relieves a lot of stress. You can put your energy into taking care of yourself and resolving things quicker.
Mediation Saves Money
Going through the divorce process in court requires that you and your spouse appear in person for procedures related to your case. If you have children, you may have to meet with social workers and have separate custody-and-visitation related hearings. For the out-of-town parent, traveling can be expensive and stressful. And, the judge could order that both parties share the travel expenses for the traveling spouse.
When possible, the family law mediator can help arrange sessions via video conference with the out-of-state spouse. Although it may take more than one session to reach an agreement on every issue, mediation often is more cost-effective than going to trial.
Contact Us For Professional, Neutral Divorce Mediation Services
We will assist you in mediating your divorce, custody or other family law case with your spouse in Minnesota or in another state or country. You can rest assured that you will be in control and your case will remain private throughout the process.
We remain neutral to help you resolve the conflicts with your spouse and move forward with your life. Email us to learn more about our private mediation services.