Divorce does not need to be the battle that is so often portrayed in movies. No, frequently it can happen in a civil manner such as when both parties fully commit to the mediation process. The Anoka County family law attorneys at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help families maneuver through the divorce process. And the most pain-free way to do that is by dedicating yourself to mediation so that you never have to see the inside of a courtroom. If you do not want to let your divorce drag on, and would just like to move on with your life as quickly as possible (even though we know the next unknown is scary), consider participating in the mediation process. We know it can be difficult, and that’s why at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, we are here to help.
Voluntary Vs. Mandated Mediation
Mediation can often be a voluntary process wherein both parties commit and settle their divorce amicably and with minimal pain. This is always the desired route because there is less strain and stress on both individuals, along with any children who might be involved. It also is the least expensive route as it keeps your divorce out of the courts. That alone greatly reduces the amount of stress that comes from divorce. Also, when people come to the mediation process with an open mind and are willing to commit, it makes for an easier experience. However, because of the voluntary nature that comes with mediation, sometimes one party is willing to work while the other is not. When this happens, it creates a Catch-22 in the eyes of the court, as the person who was willing to go through mediation is generally favored.
Mandatory mediation, on the other hand, is by nature more difficult. When people are forced to do something, they typically tend to fight it, and this results in situations where our multiple conference rooms are used as parties are uncomfortable meeting face-to-face. Court-appointed mediation often involves over-worked mediators who don’t have nearly as much time to properly mediate a divorce as opposed to when a couple comes into the process voluntarily. When these mandated sessions are over, people often leave feeling like they haven’t been heard and the divorce usually winds up back in court. This is why, if you can find it in you, it is best to go into mediation with the willingness to work together so that you can both get through this and move on with your lives.
Family Law Mediation Anoka County
Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn has been working with divorcing couples for many years. We know what it’s like to go through the court process and that is why we always advocate for mediation. It is the least painful route for a divorce. So if you would like to take this path for your divorce in Anoka County, contact the experienced mediators at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn today.