Divorce Mediation and My Children

Talking to your children about your decision to divorce can be extremely difficult and painful for the entire family.  The words are difficult to find and the emotion is overwhelming.  If you decide to pursue divorce mediation rather than litigation to settle the important issues of your divorce including division of property, child custody issues and the development of a parenting plan, you may find that the tone of the interaction may help you talk more easily to your children.  AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN, offers extensive divorce mediation and parenting support services that will address the difficult task of communicating with your kids about divorce and the upcoming changes.

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Divorce Mediation Eagan MN

If you and your spouse have decided to pursue divorce and are looking for a way to get through the process with less stress and without spending a fortune, divorce mediation may be an avenue you and your divorcing spouse want to pursue.  AMS Mediation provides a wide variety of divorce mediation and parenting services to the Eagan, MN area.  With a client-centered approach, AMS Mediation helps empower individuals to find fair, affordable and workable solutions that meet your unique needs and minimizes the overall stress and conflict that come with the divorce process.

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MY CHILDREN ARE MISERABLE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Child custody issues are among the most difficult to manage during and after a divorce. And, unlike some issues that come up during a divorce, they last long beyond the moment when the divorce is finalized.  It is extremely common for a parenting plan to have to be adjusted numerous times after a divorce, especially when schedules and circumstances change and as the children age.  But, as you co-parent, what do you do when your children tell you that they are miserable?  AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN offers a wide variety of parenting and divorce mediation services that can help you navigate difficulties with child custody issues during and after your divorce.

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

As you are keenly aware, there are many changes that come up after a divorce has been settled.  Once your divorce becomes official, your relationship shifts, but does not end, particularly if you share children.  In the months and years after a divorce many significant changes can occur.  A parent may change jobs and need to relocate, dramatically altering the parenting time agreement, or one parent may remarry and you suddenly have to adjust to a new dynamic.  AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN, offers a wide variety of parenting and divorce mediation services that can help you and your family navigate and solve any number of difficult changes after a divorce is settled.

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Parenting Time Expeditor Burnsville MN

When you’ve reached custody and visitation agreements in your divorce, you often expect that those agreements will be respected by both parents. Even if you’re unhappy with the terms, they’ve been agreed upon in court, and unless you’re contesting a court decision, your divorce agreements will stand. However, some parents still have a difficult time adhering to their custody and visitation schedules, creating problems for both parents. That’s where I come in. At Amber M. Serwat Mediation, I help parents in the Burnsville, Minnesota area work through their parenting time disputes as a parenting time expeditor (PTE).

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Manage Parenting Problems after the Divorce

When you’re going through a divorce, it’s difficult to keep your children uninvolved in the process, especially once you begin broaching the subjects of custody, child support, holiday visitations, and even parenting styles. Once you’ve separated from a spouse, it becomes clear just how much of your lives are interwoven, and parenting and child care is often the hardest part of your divorce to negotiate and feel good about. That’s why at Amber M. Serwat Mediation, I work with Minneapolis, Minnesota families to make sure that family mediations go smoothly so that you run into as few parenting problems after your divorce as possible.

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HOW DO I CHANGE CHILD SUPPORT?

Child support issues are perhaps some of the most complex and emotionally charged issues surrounding a divorce. When your divorce was finalized, your child support plan was determined based on essentially a snapshot of your financial situation and proposed parenting plan at that moment in time. But, as time passes, things change and there may be reasons to change child support agreements. You have several options for reviewing your child support plan including asking the court for a review or navigating the process with the help and support of a mediator. AMS Mediation can help you review your current situation and decide the best way to proceed with a child support review.

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WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MANAGE PARENTING PROBLEMS AFTER THE DIVORCE/BREAK-UP?

When a couple with children decides to divorce, they are faced with many challenges, most important of which is how to manage the difficult transition with the least amount of negative impact on the children. Emotions are high and the focus as the divorce is settled is very often on the initial physical separation, child custody plans and division of assets and property. This short term approach is necessary in the moment, but as parents, you should also expect that problems will continue to arise related to co-parenting, long after the divorce is final. Parenting Mediation is a resource that can help you and your ex-spouse manage parenting problems that come up after the divorce or breakup. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN specializes in providing those in the area with strong and a wide variety of parenting mediation services.

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By Law Do Mothers Have Greater Custody Rights?

It is a somewhat common myth that the court system favors the mother in divorce custody disputes. These assumptions are based on the long held tradition that mothers are, generally speaking, more often the primary caregivers for the children in a family. Today, however, it is just as common for mothers to work outside the home and child custody agreements are based on what is in the best interest of the children, not on who spends more time at home. US law does not give preference to mothers in child custody cases — there is no gender preference in custody cases. However, it is important to understand the law and your legal rights. Parenting mediation is an excellent and highly effective strategy to manage all aspects of settling a divorce, including child custody issues. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN specializes in parenting mediation and can help you and your divorcing spouse find solutions that work for everyone involved.

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Can I Move my Child out of Minnesota if I’m Divorced?

Big life changes are never easy. And, when a life change like a relocation is made more complicated by an existing parenting agreement, you may begin to wonder if this new start is even possible. Moving out of the state of Minnesota if you are divorced and co-parenting is difficult to manage and navigate, but not impossible. The best path forward may be to discuss the idea of this move with your ex-spouse with the help of a mediator. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN offers a wide variety of parenting mediation services to help divorced couples find solutions to complicated issues without having to go through the court system.

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