Woodbury Lawyer For Divorce Mediation Cases

Courts encourage divorcing couples to resolve as much as possible outside of the courtroom through settlement negotiations, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. These processes tend to progress with less animosity which can make things easier on all involved, especially children.

If you are considering divorce mediation or arbitration as a way to resolve your divorce, turn to us at Kniess Law, LLC. From our Woodbury, Minnesota, office, we provide tailored advice and guidance to divorcing clients who are exploring their options. Depending on your situation and your personal goals, founding attorney Michelle M. Kniess will negotiate a favorable agreement or advocate aggressively to protect your interests.

What Is Divorce Mediation?

Mediation is a process through which a third-party mediator facilitates discussions between the divorcing parties. The mediator is neutral in the process, going back and forth between the parties until a mutually agreed upon decision is reached.

What Is Arbitration?

Arbitration is similar to both mediation and a trial. A neutral arbitrator presides over the proceedings, hearing evidence and arguments from both parties. However, unlike mediation where the neutral goes between the parties to reach an agreement, an arbitrator makes an impartial decision based on the facts in the case. Regardless of how the parties feel about the decision, the result is binding and any orders must be followed.

Mediation And Arbitration Are Part Of Litigation

People tend to think of litigation as anything that goes on in a courtroom. In reality, litigation is a general term for the entire process of seeking an end to a legal matter. However, mediation and arbitration are alternatives to traditional in-court litigation and can often be a calmer, more civil way to resolve divorces and related matters.

Guidance Through The Divorce Resolution Process ∙ Contact Kniess Law, LLC

You do not have to deal with your divorce alone. Our firm will stand beside you however you wish to resolve your case. Contact our family law mediation lawyer through our online form or call our firm today at 800-713-0691 and schedule your free consultation.