Mediation

Is Divorce Mediation in Minnesota Right for Me?

Divorce mediation in Minnesota is an extremely effective way to resolve the issues of a dissolving marriage. However, it’s true that mediation is also not the right choice for everyone. Mediation Is Right for You If… Mediation is right for you if you and your spouse are both willing to compromise and listen to one another. Don’t immediately write this off. While you and your spouse may not be able to get through a 5 minute conversation, communication is often much, much easier when there’s a neutral third party involved. Mediation can even work if you and your spouse both feel angry, hurt, and betrayed. These feelings are very normal. Mediators will help you turn the focus to your future, and the future of..

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Explaining the Divorce Mediation Process in Minnesota

If you’re considering the services of a divorce mediator in Minnesota for your divorce then you’re in good company. Mediation works well in about 75% of all divorce cases, and the divorce mediation process can leave you with a settlement that you can live with – one that you had a direct hand in creating. However, it’s hard to make an informed decision when divorce mediation is a mystery to you. What will happen? How do you know you’ll get a fair deal? If your spouse is domineering, how do you know you won’t be at a disadvantage? Issues of Divorce Mediators are trained to handle all of the issues that might be present in your divorce, including child custody, parenting time, child support..

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How Mediation in Minnesota is Effective at Creating Elder Care Solutions

Caring for aging or dependent parents can be a source of contention among adult children. If you and your siblings are fighting constantly over how to care for an elderly father or mother then you might be interested to know just how effective mediation in Minnesota can be at creating elder care solutions. There are many common issues that can arise when a parent’s health and independence start to fail. There might be questions about housing and living arrangements, or having a live-in caregiver vs. moving to an assisted living facility. Your elderly parent may not want to give up his or her car keys, while you and your siblings know it’s the right thing to do, for the parent’s safety and the safety of..

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4 Things You Should Know About Child Custody Mediation in Minnesota

If you’ve decided to use child custody mediation in Minnesota to resolve some of the issues of your parenting dispute, then you’ve made a very good choice. Often, people who use mediation instead of the court system, wind up far happier with the outcome that they receive. This is because mediation allows you to be an active participant in the process of deciding what is best for your child. However, that does not mean that there aren’t a few things you should know about the process. 1. Be Prepared You already know that you should come to court prepared, but did you know that you should come prepared for your mediation, too? While the mediator doesn’t have the power to impose a..

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The Mediation Option

As a law firm that started during the great depression of the 1930’s, Barna, Guzy & Steffen understands that innovation is the key to success for a law firm.  As the economy places great stress on businesses and individuals, Barna, Guzy & Steffen offers services that are designed to allow legal matters to be addressed in a more efficient and cost effective manner.  One example is mediation.  Civil matters filed with the courts now must utilize an alternative dispute resolution process prior to going to trial.  Mediation is, by far, the most common form of alternative dispute resolution.  Family law cases strongly encourage mediation prior to a court case.  Unlike binding arbitration, mediation is not a final decision imposed on the parties.  Mediation is..

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