Responsive and Flexible Mediator for Civil

and Divorce Matters

Mediation is an alternative to traditional litigation and is a process used to help individuals solve their own disputes through the use of a neutral person trained in problem solving. Mediation allows the parties to retain control over the outcome of their dispute, instead of allowing the court the make the decision for them. Mediation can be a cost-effective option to a costly trial. If mediation is successful, the cost of resolving the dispute is usually substantially less than if the case goes to trial. If the dispute is not settled in mediation, then the case proceeds to trial before a judge or jury. Anything that was said in the mediation is confidential, so when the case comes to trial, the judge and jury do not hear about settlement offers or anything else that occurred in the mediation.


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The mediator acts as an impartial third party to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable settlement and guides the parties through the decision making process. Many cases, including civil and divorce cases, are settled before trial by using mediation. The courts encourage mediation of disputes for several reasons including: the parties in the dispute know their situation better than the courts and can typically reach a better result through mediation; the court system does not have the resources to have a trial for every case; and it is believed that the parties will be more satisfied if they reach a resolution by their own efforts, instead of having someone else make the decision for them.

There are many benefits to using mediation and some benefits included: mediation is less time-consuming, is less adversarial, and less costly than going to court. Also, the details or an individual’s private life will remain confidential. In addition, the parties will have more control over the process and outcome, and mediation allows them plan their own lives.

The mediator does not replace or remove the need for legal counsel. In a mediation session, either party may have an attorney present and each party retains the right to walk away and continue the fight in court.

During a divorce mediation session, the Mediator at Lighthouse Law, PLLC will work with both parties to resolve key issues, including parenting arrangements, parenting plans, visitation, child support, custody, spousal support, division of assets, division of debts, and property division.

The firm's attorney can help you use mediation to amicably resolve your civil, divorce, or family law differences. Having a lawyer help you with the mediation process can give you more control over the outcome, while saving you time, money and stress.


Contact Lighthouse Law or call 651-491-5504 to schedule mediation. Lighthouse Law maintains flexible office hours for your convenience, including evenings and weekends upon request. The firm's office is located in White Bear Lake near the intersection of 35E and Highway 96, but appointments can be set up at a location convenient for you. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.