Divorce Mediation MN

Divorce mediation is a process which allows you to complete your entire divorce in less time, with less conflict, and with significantly less expense than the traditional legal process and litigation.

Benefits of a Mediated Divorce:

  • Significantly Controls costs, both financially and emotionally
  • Opportunity to be creative and address important non-legal issues
  • Benefits children by reducing conflict
  • Establishes a foundation for effective co-parenting
  • Mediated agreements tend to be more satisfying than imposed court orders
  • Confidentiality
  • Focuses on the present and future, not the past

You may be surprised to know that most MN mediation cases (as high as 80-90%) are settled before they ever reach a court room. Mediation is so effective that the State of Minnesota requires you make a good faith effort to settle your divorce through Alternative Dispute resolution (ADR) before appearing in Court – so why not start with a process which is proven to work as well, if not better, than litigation?

To read about state ADR requirements, take a look at the ADR in the MN State Court System brochure.

Three Components of a Divorce Settlement:

  1. Property division
  2. Financial support (child support and/or spousal maintenance/alimony)
  3. Parenting Plan – If you have minor children (parenting time, visitation/custody)

Follow this link for definitions of the divorce settlement terms listed above, and related links to MN statute.

Mediation enables you to discuss these important issues in a safe and constructive environment. It also allows you to easily exchange the documentation necessary to verify the value of your assets and liabilities. Mediation is not a way to side-step the law, it is a process which allows you to control your own future and ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your children. Click here for Divorce Mediation FAQs.

Although many of my clients reach a complete divorce settlement without retaining an attorney; some need and/or want legal representation. If your situation warrants legal representation or if you simply feel better knowing that you are legally represented your lawyer is welcome to participate with you in the mediation process. In the unlikely event that your mediation efforts are unsuccessful, you always retain your right to appear in court.

SUPERIOR SERVICE: All mediators are not created equal! Although mediators are not decision makers, they do have a significant impact on your divorce process. Mediators set the tone and guide you through the rough patches. Therefore, it is wise to interview mediators and select one who respects your sense of fairness, recognizes the importance of self-determination, helps generate creative solutions and facilitates workable agreements.

FREE CONSULTATIONS: I welcome the opportunity to meet you and answer your questions about divorce mediation. Please call me to schedule a free one-hour consultation. During this joint consultation with your spouse we discuss how my mediation process would work for you, your spouse, and your unique situation.

“This couldn’t have happened nearly as smoothly without your considerable help, advice & experience. We knew that getting this divorce might be a rather dicey process but you helped make it considerably less stressful.”
Jason B. – Scott County

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AMS Mediation
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amber@amsmediationplus.com
Burnsville Office:
1500 McAndrews Road West
Burnsville, MN 55337
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