7 ways Divorce Affects Kids

Going through a divorce is an extremely difficult time for people, and even if both parties are feeling neutral over the situation, oftentimes kids have a very hard time with divorce and it is extremely important to be mindful of this when going through a separation no matter how hard or mutual it may be.

As a divorced parent of two, school-aged children and a step-parent, I have personal experience that has contributed to my success as a mediator, and my personal journey can help you. Without proper safeguards parenting after a divorce can be emotionally overwhelming, with the legal system and financial stresses, and that is why having a mediator to help you resolve some of these issues and guide you through the process it can be very devastating and destructive.

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BY LAW, DO MOTHERS HAVE GREATER CUSTODY RIGHTS?

By law, a mother is not necessarily more likely to be granted custody over a child’s father. Rather, custody is determined based upon a number of factors, which are outlined in MN 518.17. Among the factors that help to determine child custody in a divorce case or separation, the most important deal with the custody preference of the parents and child, the child’s relationship to each parent, and the most stable and consistent custody arrangement possible given the two previous considerations. If you are concerned about retaining custody of your child, it is important to remember that while the legal system is meant to work with and for you, it can become adversarial, particularly if you participate in a courtroom custody battle. By working for Amber M Serwat Mediation, however, you can avoid conflict-fueled custody battles and come to a fair custody agreement based on your needs, your child’s needs, and the needs of your parenting partner with as little pain as possible.

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MY EX’S SIGNIFICANT OTHER/SPOUSE INTERFERES WITH PARENTING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

More often than not, after you’ve gone through a divorce, you or our spouse, or both, will find new partners. When this happens, it can be stressful for everyone involved, including the new partner, to stick to a parenting plan that works. Because tension is often high in a divorce already, when a new partner is factored in, there are new fears and tensions that you might not have been prepared for. At Amber M. Serwat Mediation, we’ll help make sure you and your spouse continue with your agreed upon parenting schedule and parenting plan, regardless of any new spouses or partners. With us, you can find solace knowing that, no matter how the parenting dynamic changes once a new partner is included in the mix, your parenting plan doesn’t have to change.

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Parenting Mediation Burnsville, MN

AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN, offers effective parenting mediation services for couples who have children and are seeking divorce.  AMS understands the complicated nature of ending a marriage and offers parents the added security of working with them to ensure that they get all the way through the process as healthily as possible.  Ending a marriage can be enormously difficult because of the ties that hold people together.  When those ties are undone, there is fallout from the process.  When children are involved, the complications are even greater and the consequences more significant.  AMS Mediation can help you and your divorcing spouse prioritize your children’s welfare and help you maintain perspective and even positivity through the difficulty.

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Parenting Support Apple Valley, MN

One of the best outcomes of the traditional court processes related to divorce is the role of the parenting consultant, a service offered by AMS Mediation. AMS Mediation offers a wide variety of parenting support services to those in the community of Apple Valley, MN. Parenting support services are not defined by the law. Psychologists in Minnesota identified a need among divorcing parents for parenting support, and they then sought to meet the need. As a result of that development, there are now court-recommended Parenting Consultants, available through such services as AMS Mediation, and a whole host of other parenting support services that offer support and insight to divorcing parents that often cannot be replaced.

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