Spring Lake Park MN Divorce Mediation Lawyer

The understanding mediators at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn will work with you, regardless if you have attorneys, in all areas where there might be disagreements in Spring Lake Park divorce cases.

Fast, Flexible, and Confidential.

Court cutbacks mean that judges don’t have as much time to handle all the cases that come before them; frequently, people find that they are stalled for months at a time while waiting for a court date or for something to just ‘happen’ with their case. It’s not uncommon for parties to spend tens of thousands of dollars on attorney fees and then just a few years later fire both attorneys before finally agreeing to a settlement on their own. Mediation allows people to move forward at a pace that is comfortable for them.

Mediator’s Role

Although there are a number of different kinds of mediation, the essential role that a mediator has is to remain neutral; s/he cannot provide advice to either party, nor can s/he act as either party’s attorney. However, the mediator can and does allow the parties to exchange information and encourages a basic level of trust in the opposing party and the process so that parties are able to come to a solution that is acceptable for both of them.

Your Lawyer’s Role in Mediation

Because mediation is flexible, it is acceptable to bring a lawyer to mediation or simply confer with him or her as an advisor in between sessions. Your attorney is in a good position to counsel you about whether he or she should be there during mediation, but keep in mind that the choice to have an attorney present is yours to make.

Experience Matters

If you are moving ahead without an attorney in Spring Lake Park, you would be well-served to use an experienced mediator with a full legal background that allows him/her to understand and address all of the concerns surrounding your specific case; if you have a land dispute, you will want to have a mediator who has thorough knowledge of those issues as well as the law. If you have a divorce or custody case, it would help you to have a mediator who has extensive experience in litigating these matters.

Lisa Specializes in Divorce & Custody Mediation

Conflict, especially in a divorce or a breakup situation, does not need to be inevitable. Exploring mediation as a realistic option means that it’s your desire to come to a solution that benefits both of you in a confidential, flexible, and cost effective manner. Mediation begins a process which will allow both of you go on with your lives as whole people, better able to parent together. The Court system assumes that if parties appear, they cannot get along decently enough so that they may come to a resolution on their own; the mediation/alternative dispute resolution process assumes that parties can get along at least well enough to settle on their own.

The last thing you want to do is put your divorce in the hands of a mediator, mediate a resolution, and then come to find out that the Court will not accept it. Rather, you want to be able to come up with your own agreement which meets, as fully as possible, your needs and the needs of your spouse while also keeping the Court’s requirements in mind. This ability gives you control of your divorce rather than putting it into the hands of a completely overworked court system.

Your agreement may include all the parts of a divorce, or can concentrate on just financial or child-based concerns. Again, this decision is up to you. Mediation has always been a confidential process. Aside from agreements put down in writing, everything mentioned in mediation is kept confidential. Like a psychologist, your mediator cannot be called as a witness for anything that is said during mediation. This confidentiality gives couples more freedom to talk about concerns, rather than before a judge, and allows them to move past and resolve issues.

Lisa Kallemeyn is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of Practice and is on the Early Neutral Evaluation Panel in Anoka County for Custody/Parenting Time Evaluations and for Financial Evaluations. She is one of the more knowledgeable evaluators in the County system. In addition to offering mediation, she also keeps a family law practice. This allows her to stay in touch with the Court system and provide mediation clients with a realistic idea of what they can expect from the Court – whether or not they reach an agreement, and to help them come to an agreement that will be accepted by the Court. Lisa mediates all kinds of family disputes, including personal property issues.

Charles Specializes in Civil, Construction & Probate Mediation

Civil lawsuits – such as those dealing with land, inheritance, or services provided, are almost always scheduled for the end of any Court’s calendar. Typically, a civil matter will not appear before a judge for two years after the case is initially filed with the Court. This long delay for justice/resolution, together with the high costs of trial, frequently makes litigation an unrealistic option. It is not unusual for attorney fees, expert witness fees, filing fees, court reporter fees and other related expenses to vastly exceed the amount in dispute.

Along with being a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota Rules of Practice, Charles Kallemeyn is also Certified as a Real Property Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has practiced law in the real estate and probate areas for well over 18 years; this experience gives him the background necessary to help you resolve any of the following disputes:

  • Contractor disputes
  • Purchase agreements
  • Probate and will contests

Call for fees for these services in Spring Lake Park and to discuss your case with Charles or Lisa.

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