Are you living in Anoka, Coon Rapids, Blaine or the surrounding areas and are looking for a divorce mediator? At Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, our family law mediator Lisa Kallemeyn is a qualified neutral under rule 114 of the MN Rules of Practice.
Mediation is a neutral voluntary process that both parties have to agree to be apart of in order for mediation to take place. Mediation is a very common way that most seperating couples decide to go through a divorce for many reasons. As some couples believe that their issues are too difficult to resolve using mediation, oftentimes our clients are extremely satisfied after they go through mediation with us with the results.
So what is mediation?
In mediation, the couple, with the help of the mediator will work out agreements on several issues including: distribution of property, child custody and parenting time, child support and maintenance, retirement and taxes. During mediation, some agreements will come easy and others will be far more difficult. The mediator is there to keep the lines of communication open and also to keep the couples on track of the conversations so that the conversations do not get out of hand and off topic. Many times during arguments it is common for couples to get off track, bring up unrelated topics and name call and that is why having a neutral third party is good to help guide you.
Divorce mediation is about you and your soon to be ex deciding on large agreements together and that is why mediation is more sought after then going to court. When you decide to take your divorce to court the judge is the ultimate decision maker and therefore you and your spouse do not have time to discuss, negotiate and come up with a solution that works best for both of you. Almost all couples that decide not to do mediation feel unhappy with the result of their divorce compared to couples who decide to choose the mediation path.
Mediation is less expensive, a quicker process and leaves clients happier on average compared to court. Also, when you choose mediation it is 100% private compared to court which is open to the public and can be devastating for your children. If you are looking for a mediator in the Coon Rapids, Andover, Blaine or Anoka area, then Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn may be right for you. 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.