Mediation can be an effective strategy for settling the important terms of a divorce, including child/spousal support payments, division of assets, debts and property and development of a parenting plan (sometimes called a custody agreement). Mediation must be entered into voluntarily by both parties, and neither party can be forced to participate. If you and your divorcing spouse decide to pursue mediation as a tool for settling your divorce, you will likely find that it is faster, less expensive and costs less than using the traditional court system. Lisa Kallemeyn, of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn, is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the MN Rules of Practice. Lisa has more than two decades of experience as a mediator and has worked with couples from Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka, Andover and Ham Lake, Minnesota.
Benefits Of Divorce Mediation
A mediator’s primary function is to serve as a neutral third party to help facilitate open, honest and productive discussion and dialogue in an effort to resolve the issues in your divorce. A mediator’s role is not to make decisions for the couple — but to empower the couple to think through and make decisions that will be best for their unique situation. Mediation is highly effective and can set a positive foundation for life after a divorce, particularly if children are involved. Mediation allows for creative solutions that work for your family and will take less time than a court battle. The court system is by nature adversarial, so mediation is a tool that can settle your divorce with less conflict.
Divorce Mediation Process
If you decide to move forward with mediation services with Lisa Kallemeyn, you will need to complete a confidential intake form along with a $25 non-refundable deposit. Lisa’s hourly rate is $240.00, and she bills on a flat fee schedule for the full 3-hour session; meaning that the cost for each session is $360.00 per party. Generally, divorce mediation requires 2-4 three hour sessions to arrive at solutions to settle a divorce. Keep in mind too that Lisa cannot serve as both your mediator and your lawyer, she can only be in one of those roles. If you have Court documents or dissolution paperwork that you need drafted, you will need to work separately with an attorney for that. For more information about mediation services provided by Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn in the Coon Rapids, Blaine, Anoka, Andover or Ham Lake, MN area, call us at (763) 427-5131.