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Divorce Mediator in Dakota County

Offering an Alternative Divorce Resolution to Residents of Hastings and the Surrounding Areas

When couples litigate issues before a judge, the emotional toll and the expense increase exponentially. Fortunately, there are ways to simplify your divorce and reduce costs, while still achieving your goals for your future. For many couples, mediation is a useful tool for removing impediments to a settlement on important issues.

Common divorce issues include:

At Sullivan Law Office, our experienced attorney has the knowledge and skill to guide you through the mediation process toward a mutually acceptable, cost-effective resolution of your most contentious divorce issues.

Speak with our Dakota County divorce mediator by calling (651) 998-7589.

How Divorce Mediation Works

Forms of mediation differ slightly from state to state, but in all jurisdictions an impartial third party, the mediator, meets with the spouses to work out a voluntary agreement. Over the course of several sessions, the mediator listens to the spouses, assesses the issues before them, and guides them toward a mutually acceptable resolution. However, the mediator cannot impose an agreement on the couple. If mediation fails, unresolved issues are held for trial.

Benefits of Mediation

The best way to control costs during divorce is to negotiate a settlement agreement of all the ancillary issues and present it to the court for approval. Even if you don’t achieve a complete agreement, you can settle most issues and hold the remaining points over for trial. When traditional negotiations fail to resolve disputes over custody, support or property division, many couples go to mediation.

Mediation offers the following benefits:

  • Reduced costs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Speedier than trial
  • Protects parties from adverse court orders

Mediation has proven so useful that several states have enacted mandatory mediation before the court will schedule a hearing. In states where mediation is not automatic, a judge may order mediation before placing the case on the court calendar.

Contact Our Compassionate & Trustworthy Family Lawyer

At Sullivan Law Office, we help to ensure that you are fully prepared for your mediation sessions. We review your progress; we scrutinize all proposed agreements and draft counter proposals that protect your rights.

For your consultation, fill out our online form or call us at (651) 998-7589.

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  • “Martha Sullivan was recommended to me by another lawyer here in Minnesota in 2013. We had an emergency, my children's father refused to return them. It is a great relief to have her here to help us, as she knows what she is doing and gets the best possible”

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Why Sullivan Law?

We're Here Every Step of the Way
  • Results-Focused Representation

    We'll help you and your loved ones find an amicable solution. We're ready to represent you in any capacity ranging from mediation to litigation.

  • Putting Children First

    Throughout your case, we'll be sure to safeguard the rights of your children. Our goal is to set them up for a comfortable future despite their circumstances.

  • Unwavering Commitment

    Our clients have direct access to their attorney. We make ourselves available to answer any questions, schedule follow-up appointments, and listen to your thoughts.

  • Honest Expectations

    Every case is different requiring its own unique strategy. We will guide you through every step, provide you with different options, and keep you informed with each milestone.

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