The mediation process uses a neutral third party to resolve conflicts in all types of legal matters, including disputes involving divorce, custody and child support. Mediation can be an excellent way to avoid high legal fees, stress and drawn-out courtroom appearances.
At the Minnetonka, Minnesota law firm of Beckman, Steen & Lungstrom, P.A., our attorneys are strong advocates of mediation. Moreover, many counties in Minnesota require that divorcing couples try mediation first as a way of reaching a divorce settlement more quickly and amicably. It is increasingly popular as a way to tackle all types of difficult issues.
Issues in Divorce Mediation
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and differs from collaboration (another type of ADR) because it involves direct negotiation between the two parties with a third party — the mediator — guiding the process. Because the parties are making decisions together, it requires a divorcing couple to ultimately agree about sensitive issues such as:
Mediation works particularly well for people who feel positive about doing their own negotiations and understand the financial issues involved. Moreover,
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To learn more about mediation and whether it might work for you, contact our Minnetonka law firm. Call to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers today.