Providing Complete Divorce Services
The COVID-19 crisis has changed how Mediation One helps divorcing couples, throughout Minnesota.
Each spouse can now work together to design their divorce agreement, in the comfort of their home without meeting together. We offer three options for mediation sessions:
- Conference call with mediator Kent Peterson: The mediation progress reports and homework generated during the call are emailed to each spouse after the sessions.
- Zoom online mediation: Both spouses attend the session via Zoom on their laptops. Following the session, the mediation progress reports and homework they have seen during the session are emailed to each spouse.
- Personal mediation sessions: This option is reserved for couples who can’t mediate in either of the previous models, due to health or other issues. Sessions are held in a private conference room in St. Louis Park or Minnetonka. The mediation progress reports and homework they have seen on a large screen are emailed to each spouse after the sessions.
My clients do not attend court hearings during mediation; all issues are resolved in our teleconference, Zoom online or personal mediation sessions. Following the sessions, the required legal documents are drafted by the mediator and an experienced paralegal, and reviewed by the clients before being signed, notarized and mailed to the court.
We help couples reach agreement on all issues they feel are important, and are required by the courts:
- The fair division of real estate, automobiles and other physical assets.
- Agreement on the responsibility for debts accumulated during the marriage.
- The equitable division of checking, savings, investment and retirement accounts.
- A workable future budget for both spouses.
- And more important, for couples with minor children, a parenting plan where both parents can continue to enjoy a loving relationship with their children.
With his clients having respectful discussions in our mediation sessions, the divorce process is simple, yet efficient. With more than twenty years of mediation experience, Kent tries to keep it that way.