What We Do - Services
Impact Parent Education for Separated and Divorcing Parents.
The online Impact Parent Education (IPE) program meets all requirements for mandated court ordered parent education for divorcing and separating parents under the Supreme Court of Minnesota guidelines. The curriculum is appropriate for parents who are in the midst of divorce proceedings, struggling with co-parenting issues that are pre and post-decree, and unmarried parents in litigation involving children.
Mediation is a conflict resolution process using a trained neutral third-party. Mediation is often ordered by the Court in post-decree hearings, particularly if the prior order or Judgment and Decree has a clause requiring mediation to resole the issue rather than litigation. Mediation is a cost-effective alternative to litigation and is best pursued early on in any litigation process.
Mediation Works North has worked with hundreds of unmarried parents resolve parenting time scheduling conflicts and has helped many parents and spouses with divorce without attorneys. Dissolution of Marriage drafting services is offered if parties are in full agreement regarding their divorce and wish to proceed without attorneys with some assistance.
Early Neutral Evaluation
Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is used in some courts across the State of Minnesota. Lois Warner is a listed ENE in St. Louis County - Sixth Judicial District. ENE and mediation are different services. ENE has more court and attorney involvement. Mediation is a conflict resolution process not connected to the court judicial processes. There are advantages to ENE and disadvantages. Individuals can choose to opt out of an ENE process and request mediation.