If you and your partner have decided to divorce, you likely have already figured out that you have many decisions ahead – about your family, your finances and your future. However, what you may not realize right away is that you actually have many choices about the process of divorce. Going through the court system is one way to proceed, but it is important to understand ALL of your options. Mediation can be an excellent and highly effective way to settle important aspects of your divorce, saving you time, money and, very often, reducing overall conflict. A Qualified Neutral can help you and your soon to be ex-spouse navigate the complex divorce mediation process and find your best path forward.
In the divorce mediation world, a “neutral” is an individual who offers what is known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services to those going through a divorce. ADR is an alternative to traditional litigation and in many cases this comes in the form of divorce mediation. A Qualified Neutral is someone who is endorsed by the court as a trained and experienced professional in this area. Read Full Post
If you live in the state of Minnesota and are going through a divorce, you have likely already been made aware that you should first seek an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) before moving forward with a court case to settle the terms of your divorce. And, if you have done any research on what this process entails, you may have stumbled onto the term “qualified neutral” and wonder what this actually means. A “neutral” is an individual or organization who provides an Alternative Dispute Resolution service. This is very often divorce mediation, which is a highly successful tool to settle common and complex issues in a divorce settlement. Neutrals who are on the State Court Administrator’s Rule 114 Neutral Roster are “qualified neutrals.” This means that the court system sees these professionals as trained and capable of providing these mediation services to those in the MN area. Read Full Post
Divorce Mediation is an affordable and less consuming way to go about settling your divorce and ensuring you and your separating partner walk away ready to move on and start the new journey ahead, instead of stalling. Divorce is as simple or complex as you want to make it. Read Full Post
Child custody issues are often the most difficult, painful and contentious part of a divorce settlement. After living for a long period of time as a family unit prior to divorce, it is almost unimaginable to think about how you will go from seeing your child each day to splitting custody with your divorcing spouse. Determining child custody is an extremely emotional process that can be settled in one of two primary ways – through the court system or through divorce mediation. Both offer a viable path forward for a couple navigating divorce. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn of Coon Rapids, MN can help you determine the path forward that will best meet your needs and your budget so that you can begin moving forward and begin a new phase of your life. Read Full Post
Once you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you must turn your attention to settling important issues like child/spousal support, division of property, debts and assets and child custody. Traditionally, most divorces have been settled using the court system, which renders rulings based on testimony and information provided to the court. Over time, however, budget cuts have caused the court system to become bogged down, and settling a divorce through the courts can take months, if not longer. Divorce mediation has become an effective alternative for solving the outstanding issues between you and your divorcing spouse in Minnesota and around the county. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn offers divorce mediation services to those in the Coon Rapids, MN area. Read Full Post