Alternative Dispute Resolution Guiding Families Through Life's Challenges for Over 3 Decades

Burnsville Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney

Burns Law Office Can Help You Avoid Going to Trial

As more people turn to mediation, fewer and fewer divorce cases are going to trial. Through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), divorcing couples can find a mutually beneficial resolution without having to go through the stress and heartache of litigation. ADR also gives you more control over the outcome of your divorce and prevents judges from making decisions with which you may not agree.

At Burns Law Office, our alternative dispute resolution lawyer is a experienced mediator. For over 25 years, we have helped divorcing couples in the Minneapolis metro area and throughout Minnesota reach successful resolutions.

Control the outcome of your divorce through alternative dispute resolution. Contact us at (952) 260-6376 for a free consultation.

Types of ADR & How They Can Help You

One of the most significant benefits of ADR is regaining control over how your divorce is resolved. Even in tense situations, careful alternative dispute resolution can help you reach common ground, allowing for a more satisfying resolution than if all the decisions were left up to a judge.

The three types of ADR are:

  • Mediation: Mediation involves meeting with your former partner before a neutral mediator. The mediator facilitates discussion between you and your spouse while maintaining an environment that allows for productive negotiation.
  • Social early neutral evaluation: Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) is an alternative to mediation that both individuals must agree to participate in. Social ENE is focused on issues related to child custody, child support, and parenting time.
  • Financial early neutral evaluation: Financial ENE deals specifically with the financial resolution of your divorce.

We Are Always Available for Our Clients

If you are going through a divorce, you probably have a lot of questions. Our alternative dispute resolution lawyer in Burnsville has the answers. Just like you, our goal is to quickly and successfully finalize your divorce.

Since 1992, we have worked tirelessly for our clients. We take a detail-oriented, proactive approach and listen to your needs. We know how beneficial mediation and ADR can be, and we are prepared to guide you through the process. When you work with us, you can be sure you are getting dedicated, personalized legal representation that prioritizes your needs. And, if you have questions after your case is resolved, we are just a phone call away.

Contact Burns Law Office at (952) 260-6376 today.


Former Clients Share Their Experience with Our Firm
  • “We would not hesitate to recommend him to any of our friends and family.”

    - Kelly M. & Thomas Z.
  • “Since he only does family law he has done a lot of divorces so nothing in my case was new to him. John is very professional!”

    - Matt
  • “They all seemed to know Mr. Burns well and they respected him and trusted him which meant that they trusted what I had to say too.”

    - Robert

Why Choose Burns Law Office

  • Award Winning

    Mr. Burns has been identified as a Super Lawyer, Who’s Who in Family Law and Dakota County’s Heroes Award among others.

  • Impeccable Reputation

    Mr. Burns has an impeccable reputation in his community for going the extra mile. He is well respected by the Judges, colleagues and his clients.

  • Experience

    Mr. Burns has nearly 3 decades of legal experience focused exclusively on family law. He's helped nearly 3,000 families find the resolution they needed.

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