Minnesota Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Family law mediation is an excellent alternative to the traditional contested divorce proceedings. Family law mediation involves a meeting with both spouses, their lawyers and a mediator, or middle man. The group will sit down and discuss the different aspects involved in the case and, hopefully, come to an agreement that all parties are satisfied with.

Why Mediation Law?

Mediation does not come with the expensive court fees or the emotional strain and headaches that are common in trial divorce proceedings. Family law mediation is a great alternative for those seeking a legal divorce without the dramas involved. Furthermore, mediation allows for a much quicker approach to the legal implications of divorce. In a contested divorce, you can expect to wait up to one year for the divorce to move to the courts. With mediation, if all goes well, then the divorce can be finalized and the property and child custody decisions made much easier and more efficiently.

Minnesota Mediation Law Guidelines and Fees

There are several different instances in a divorce proceeding where a family law mediator may be necessary. When it comes to child custody cases, a family law mediator may be provided at little to no cost. However, in other divorce proceedings, such as the division of property, the cost of a mediator is usually split between both spouses.

Nature of Mediation

Most clients describe mediation as a more relaxed and informal environment. The meeting is usually civil in nature and will progress smoothly from one point to another through a mediator. It is the mediator’s job to keep both spouses on the right track and go through the process as methodically as possible. Each spouse is open to discuss their wants and their needs in a non evasive and confidential environment. The mediator cannot force either spouse to agree to a settlement but instead serves as the host, relaying information to both parties. Furthermore, any actions and events discussed during mediation cannot be used against each spouse if an agreement is not reached and a court date is inevitable.

Keep in mind that mediation is not always appropriate, especially if there is a major conflict between the couple. Domestic abuse cases are rarely solved through mediation and many child custody cases will need to be discussed in a court of law.

How Can We Help

We are experienced family law mediators who have helped thousands of couples through their divorce, child custody, paternity and property division needs. If you are facing a pending divorce or other family law issue and want to give family mediation a try, then it is important you speak with a qualified family law attorney right away. The sooner you make the call, the quicker our lawyer can get to work on your case and the better for everyone involved. Contact Myles A. Schneider & Associates, Ltd. today at 763-315-1100 or by e-mail to schedule a free consultation.

Twin Cities Divorce Lawyer & Attorney

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