If you’re beginning the divorce process, it can be overwhelming, to say the least. For many divorcing couples, the emotional strain of divorce can create conflict – even in the most amicable relationships. If you’re hoping to keep your divorce civil, though, whether it be for the sake of your family or for your own benefit, it may benefit you to work with a divorce mediator to help settle your divorce. When you work with a divorce mediator, you have the opportunity to work through a low-conflict divorce with the help of a neutral third party. Whether you’re looking for a Coon Rapids, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Anoka, Andover or Ham Lake, MN divorce mediator, at Kallemeyn and Kallemeyn, our divorce mediator Lisa will help you and your spouse work through a peaceful divorce so that you can come to a legally equitable divorce agreement while saving time, money, stress, and emotional strain

What is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is a process that is meant for divorcing couples who want to avoid a courtroom divorce and who want to reach a quick and fair divorce agreement. When you work with a divorce mediator, you’ll go through the divorce process at your pace, working through one step of your divorce at a time. Although your attorney does not need to be present during a mediation, you may include your lawyer in the mediation process if you wish. Your lawyer may be able to advise you as to the best choice for you, but it is ultimately your decision to include your attorney in the mediation process. It’s important to know, though, that your divorce mediator will not function as an attorney; she will be a neutral party throughout the entire process, representing neither party.

Benefits of Divorce Mediations

There are several benefits of divorce mediation for divorcing couples, all of which come down to making your divorce as simple and as painless as possible for you, your spouse, and your family. Advantages of mediation over a courtroom divorce can include:

• Faster divorce process
• Lower conflict divorce agreement than in court
• More affordable divorce without the courtroom costs
• Less emotionally taxing for you, your spouse, and any children

Divorce Mediation Process

Over the course of approximately six mediation sessions, we will cover each of the elements of your divorce during divorce mediation, including distribution of property (including debts and assets), spousal and child support, and child custody. Each element of your divorce will likely take one to two sessions to settle, which means that your divorce could be settled in a matter of weeks – not months, as you might experience with a courtroom divorce. If you think that a divorce mediator could help you achieve a smoother divorce, contact Kallemeyn and Kallemeyn today. We provide divorce mediation services in Coon Rapids, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Anoka, Andover and Ham Lake, Minnesota, so if you’re in the area and need a neutral third party to help ensure you have a fair, quick, and simple divorce, call us today at 763-427-5131, or email Lisa at lisa@kallemeyn.com.