Let Us Guide Your Divorce Mediation
Most divorce cases settle in mediation. In fact, over the years, divorce mediation has been deemed so effective that the court will probably expect you to try an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method before proceeding to the courtroom. Attorney Kathleen Newman’s experience as the actual mediator during these proceedings gives her a true understanding of the mediation process. She puts her experience as a mediator to work for her own clients in mediation.
Kathleen M Newman: Minnesota Divorce Mediator
At the office of Kathleen M. Newman Family Law, we know how to use mediation as a tool for effectively resolving divorce disputes. In doing so, we have integrated mediation concepts through all aspects of our divorce practice in order to make those benefits available to you. We know that one of the reasons divorce mediation is an effective tool is because it is less expensive both emotionally and financially. It also gives you, the client, more power to create solutions that really work for you, instead of merely following a judge’s orders.
That level of control will particularly help you if you are a person with sophisticated financial holdings. You can depend on us to advise you intelligently in these matters because a focus of our practice is helping high net worth clients, including business owners and executives.
To learn more about Divorce Mediation, contact us online or by calling 612-746-5525.
Divorce Mediation in Minnesota
When most people think of divorce, they may think of a couple fighting over every last issue in court. They may think that the process is very long and drawn out, and that the couple will never be able to come to any kind of an agreement on any outstanding issues.
While some divorces may have to be handled by the courts, there are other methods that some couples may consider at this time. Divorce mediation has been successful for many couples who want to avoid the unnecessary drama, stress and costs that can often result when a marriage is coming to an end.
In Minnesota divorce mediations, the spouses work together with a trained mediator to find agreement on the issues that accompany most divorces, including child custody and property division. The mediator helps facilitate discussion on these matters, allowing the spouses to have more productive discussions instead of blaming each other for the marriage failing.
Divorce mediation is especially helpful for individuals having trouble finding child custody and parenting time plans. By working together, the couple can develop an agreement that respects the parents’ wishes, which could result in a plan that stands a much better chance of lasting well into the future.
Each spouse may have an attorney present during the mediation. The attorney can provide advice to these individuals about the proposals being made, and can allow the spouses to be sure that their rights are being protected during the process.
Representation by an attorney is not required for the mediation, but this will help individuals understand the consequences of the decisions that make. The long-term impact of certain choices may not be obvious at the time of the divorce, and some individuals may not realize the effect that a divorce will have on their finances, or their ability to spend time with their children.
If you are thinking of filing for divorce, you may wish to consider mediation as a way to bring your marriage to a more peaceful end. It will allow you to focus on the issues of contention that exist between you and your spouse, while removing some of the stress that can often lead many of these discussions to break down.
Speak to a family law attorney experienced in mediation to learn more about the process, and to find out if it is right for your specific situation. Often, the solutions that you find together are often stronger than those imposed by the courts, because you have an opportunity to incorporate your needs into these agreements.