At Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, our family law mediator Lisa Kallemeyn is a qualified neutral under rule 114 of the MN Rules of Practice. My goals are to be efficient, effective, respectful, informative and non-judgemental, and with my satisfied clients, I feel proud to say that no matter how difficult your situation is, I can provide you with the tools and help you need to make these situations better.
Divorces can be very difficult, and can also be complicated to sort out especially when you own property together, do business together and have children. Some divorces are more amicable than others, but almost all couples will need to see a divorce mediation to help process your entire divorce in a timely, more mutual and helpful way compared to going directly to litigation. Even when you think your situation is too difficult to resolve, oftentimes couples are surprised at the progress they are able to make.
Oftentimes people think going to court is the only way, but divorce mediation is actually a more affordable, mutual and beneficial way to help couples that are separating. There are many benefits of a mediated divorce such as, lower costs, opportunity to resolve non-legal issues, benefits for children by reducing conflict, helps with co-parenting, confidentiality and more.
Today mediation is becoming increasingly popular, in fact, around 89-90% of divorces in Minnesota are settled before they even reach a courtroom. Mediation is so effective that the State of Minnesota requires you make a good faith effort to settle your divorce through Alternative Dispute resolution (ADR) before appearing in Court.
Mediators help guide couples through difficult conversations, keep the lines of communication open, keep couples on track and make sure to avoid fights and other off-topic conversations while trying to make decisions.
Although mediators are not decision makers, they have to possess the skills to help couples through rough patches and set the tone for the conversations. It is wise to interview mediators and select one who respects fairness, understands your unique situation, and helps create solutions that will work for you.
If you are looking for a Blaine, Coon Rapids, Andover, Ham Lake, Champlin divorce Mediator, then look no further than Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, I welcome the opportunity to meet you and answer your questions about divorce mediation with a free consultation.Give us a call today and we will work with both parties and get you ready to settle your divorce in the most amicable way possible.