Best Way To Manage Parenting Problems After A Break-up?

When a divorce is finalized, there is a collective sigh of relief, as an often highly stressful time has been resolved, even if the parties are not entirely happy with the outcome. However, in most cases, problems can still come up after the divorce (or break-up) is final and many couples struggle with how best to handle these issues. Mediation is an effective tool that can be used for divorced couples who continue to interact and share responsibilities, especially related to issues surrounding children and co-parenting. AMS Mediation specializes in providing mediation services for those in the Shakopee, MN area who are going through the divorce process as well as after a divorce is final.

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Spousal Support Mediator

AMS Mediation, based in Burnsville, Minnesota, provides excellent advocacy when it comes to divorce mediation and all aspects of the processes associated with it. One specific area of focus is helping couples settle issues surrounding Spousal Support (which is sometimes referred to as ‘alimony’).

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Divorce and Spousal Support

Many of the very difficult issues during a divorce settlement are related to money. Decisions about spousal support, child support (if applicable) and division of assets and debts are complicated and have both logistical and emotional components. Spousal support is the amount of money that the court determines one spouse should pay to the other after a divorce. Each state has their own laws for establishing this amount. Unfortunately, Minnesota does not provide specific guidelines about how to calculate a spousal maintenance obligation. This makes spousal support cases particularly complex. AMS Mediation serves the communities of Shakopee, Bloomington, Richfield, Burnsville, Lakeville MN and can help you and your divorcing spouse resolve all aspects of a divorce, including the determination of spousal support.

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Eagan Divorce Mediation

When you’re beginning the divorce process, especially if your divorce is filled with conflict, it might seem natural to pursue a divorce in court. Whether you want to stand in front of a judge to plead your case or not, though, it’s important to think of the benefits of divorce mediation as an alternative to the traditional lengthy legal process. Taking a divorce to court means you’ll have to go through a drawn-out, emotionally painful process that only creates more conflict. To avoid the time, money, and stress of an in-court divorce, use the Eagan, MN divorce mediation services available at Amber M. Serwat Mediation. We’ll make sure that you avoid a courtroom divorce by walking you through the steps of a divorce and ensuring that you and your spouse come to terms with a legally equitable divorce settlement, which includes three components: property division, financial support, and parenting planning.

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How Do You Determine Spousal Maintenance/Alimony?

Decisions about spousal maintenance are often emotional and challenging. Unfortunately, MN law does not specify how to calculate a spousal maintenance obligation. Unlike child support, MN divorce laws are discretionary when it comes to spousal maintenance (alimony) stating only that

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