Minnesota Divorce FAQ’s – Mediation

This is about mediation of divorce issues in Minnesota, including when and whether mediation is mandatory, who pays for it, and the required credentials for mediators for divorce issues in Minnesota.

This information is from Maury D. Beaulier, the DivorceInfo Network Lawyer for Minnesota. Click here to visit his web site.

Is mediation mandatory? When?

In a divorce or any motion hearing, Minnesota Statutes require that the parties discuss mediation.  Although this falls short of making mediation mandatory, many courts will require the parties to meet with a mediator at a minimum.

Who pays for mediation?

In most cases the parties share the cost equally unless otherwise ordered by the Court.

What are the requirements for who can act as mediator?

A mediator must register with the State Bar Association and must demonstrate that they have completed the requisite Continuing Legal Education Courses to be certified as a Qualified Neutral.

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