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What Is Mediation?

Emotions run high in divorce and other family law matters, as the outcome typically affects two or more people. There is a way to move through the process of reaching a solution that is more peaceful and amicable: mediation.

At the Chaska office of Haugen Law Group, PLLC, our firm is highly knowledgeable of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). We take the time to explain to you all of the benefits and potential drawbacks of utilizing mediation in your situation.

The Mediation Process

When mediation is the chosen avenue of resolution, the two parties are heard by a third-party neutral mediator who is extensively trained and educated in mediating disputes. The mediator can sit with the two parties in a room, or act as a go-between, in a process that is about give and take to reach an end result that is agreed upon by both parties.

Do You Need A Lawyer For Mediation?

While the mediation process may not require you to retain an attorney, it would be advantageous to have one on your side. Our lawyers can advise you of your rights and options, ensure you understand all the steps in the process, and provide insight into the back-and-forth that often comes with mediation.

Let’s Discuss If Mediation Is Right For You

Our firm can education you on divorce mediation and the other uses of mediation in family court matters. Contact us online, or call us locally at 952-479-8132 or toll-free at 800-684-1293. We offer a free 30-minute, no-obligation consultation to new Minnesota clients.