The pandemic has changed us in many ways. While it has been a stressful time, some of these changes have actually been very positive. For example, for many, the flexibility to work from home instead of going into the office each and every day has saved commuting time, gas money and may have improved mental health. Just like many businesses across Minnesota, AMS Mediation has transitioned to a virtual format and transformed our business model to meet these new challenges.
Online Divorce Mediation In Minnesota
Divorce settlements and dispute resolution services have been moving away from the courtroom and toward mediation and alternative dispute resolution techniques for many years. With the pandemic, however, schedules for lawyers, judges and courtrooms have become even more backed up so alternatives may be ideal for many couples. Mediation and other dispute resolution services can effectively and efficiently be completed virtually. All that is required is an internet connection and a device (computer, tablet, or phone). Scheduling is easy and many of our clients have found that it is highly desirable to complete the process in the comfort of their own home.
In addition to the flexibility that virtual mediation offers, we have found that it provides other benefits to our clients:
● More relaxed interactions: Because you are not sitting in the same room, the tone of virtual mediation can be more relaxed and calmer.
● Ability to take a break: If a discussion gets intense or heated, your mediator might suggest a brief break and that allows you to decompress in the comfort of your own home.
● More scheduling options: Without having to factor in travel time for each party, you will have more scheduling options for the mediation sessions.
● Less expensive: Mediation in general is far less expensive than litigation and this does not change when you virtually mediate your divorce.
● Less emotionally taxing: When you are surrounded by a comfortable environment and are more relaxed, you feel less emotionally drained by the process.
Settle Your Divorce Or Dispute Virtually
Settling the terms of your divorce can include making decisions about how to divide your property equally, how to determine a fair schedule for parenting time and whether spousal support and/or child support is necessary. Virtual mediation is also ideal for other dispute resolution and can be utilized for many different reasons, when things come up that are important to you. For more information about our virtual mediation services, call AMS Mediation at 952-252-1492.