Resolution Through Negotiation

Family law and child custody representation in Minnesota's Twin Cities.

Why Choose Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) modality. There are several very compelling reasons why mediation may be the right choice for dispute resolution.

The first is that Minnesota courts require ADR as a first resort. The second reason is that mediation is often more cost- and time-effective than traditional litigation (going to court). The third reason is that mediation, unlike a trial, is private and flexible. Many couples like that they feel they are “driving the bus” when it comes to mediation. The final reason why mediation might be preferred is that during mediation, parties work together to resolve issues, thus helping to avoid unnecessary conflict. This is especially beneficial when children are involved.

At Janet L. Goehle, Attorney at Law, I work to ensure that parties to mediation retain a cooperative spirit during the process. As a family law attorney with over 30 years of experience, I am poised to address any issue that arises, and I can see the big picture. I offer proactive representation that is emotionally aware and responsive.

Effective Collaborative Resolutions Preserve Relationships

Heading into a divorce or custody issue with both guns blazing rarely works to get you what you want and what your family needs to be healthy. As a seasoned attorney who is child-focused, I prioritize collaborative resolutions whenever possible. Over the past three decades, I have furthered my professional and personal skills in matters concerning parenting and custody matters.

I am a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and use these acquired skills when I serve as a mediator, neutral third party or early neutral evaluator (ENE). I am very well-versed in what is beneficial to children, as I also serve as a parenting time expeditor (PTE), social early neutral evaluator (SENE) and a parenting consultant (PC). When you work with me, you receive my full attention and energy. The goal is to always move forward to reach a mutually acceptable agreement. If a tactic does not serve this end, I do not employ it.

Get In Touch To Create A Solid Blueprint For The Future

When you want to preserve your relationship and dignity, call 651-243-6005 or 800-598-6990 and speak with me about your issue. I can answer your questions and tell you more about the mediation process and what to expect in a free initial consultation. You can also reach me via email.