Post Divorce Mediation

Free Mediation Consultation In MNWhat happens when circumstances change? One or both parents remarry? Jobs and incomes change? Parents move? Children or parents face difficulties that could not have been predicted?

Many divorce decrees do not cover all the eventualities that occur in life among divorced parents or something may have happened that could not be anticipated. Frequently these changes create issues around schedules, communication and finances.

Or it is possible that you never created a detailed parenting plan to begin with.

At Erickson Mediation Institute, we see many already divorced couples who need to work through a new or existing issue and want to do so without the cost and contention involved with seeking a judgment from the court.

Some Common Issues

  • The parenting schedule needs to change. This can be prompted by a variety of situations, such as when one parent moves, or extra-curricular activities affect the other parent’s time with the children, or one parent’s work schedule changes.
  • Need for a Parenting Plan. Often people come to EMI with a custody schedule and holiday schedule, but no detailed parenting plan. The mediator can help parents address how to handle issues going forward with mutual agreements that can be expressed in the form of a plan. See also parenting mediation.
  • Parent-to-parent communication becomes difficult. This is when most conversations become arguments, notifications such as doctor or teacher appointments don’t happen, and communication needs to improve.
  • A concern prompted by the child. This can be a situation where the child doesn’t want to go to the other parent’s house, perhaps because that parent is seeing someone or remarries.
  • Finances have changed. As children grow up, their expenses change, calling for either a modification of child support or agreement about sharing in unanticipated expenses. Other times the income of a parent changes.

Because co-parenting is challenging, we see these and many other issues. Almost always, we can help parents make your situation better.

Getting Both Parents To Participate

If you need our help getting your co-parent to participate in a mediation session, contact us. EMI can either write a letter or make a call to the other parent on your behalf. Most divorce decrees require mediation prior to returning to court. A letter from us will document your willingness to try mediation and the letter often is successful in motivating the other parent to participate.

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    3600 American Blvd West, Suite 105
    Minneapolis, MN 55431
    (952) 835-3688
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Erickson Mediation Institute MN
Erickson Mediation Institute
3600 American Blvd West
Suite 105
Minneapolis, MN 55431
(952) 835-3688