Affordable Neutral Divorce Help

Divorce can cost couples a small fortune, and leave them facing financial difficulty in addition to the already uncertain future. The average cost of a divorce that is litigated through the traditional court system starts at about $15,000 and can go up from there. Most of these costs are attorney fees, court costs, and hiring other experts such as a real estate appraiser, a tax adviser or a child custody adviser. If you are looking to spend less on your divorce, mediation can be another excellent choice for settling important divorce terms without breaking the bank. AMS Mediation specializes in helping couples conserve their valuable resources by using mediation to solve important issues such as division of property, developing a parenting plan (otherwise known as a custody agreement) and determining child and/or spousal support payments.

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MY EX IS MOVING, NOW WHAT?

When an ex-wife or ex-husband moves to a new home, it can be challenging to maintain whatever balance you had between you, your ex, and your child. If you’re concerned about what will happen once your former spouse moves to a new home or new town, you’re not alone; this is a common problem of divorce that many parents do not think of until it happens. Like all parenting conflicts, a move can’t always be planned for, and when the move may be inconvenient for you or your parenting schedule, it can become even more frustrating than usual to navigate your relationship with your former spouse. Rather than deal with the stress of parenting conflict resolution yourself, if your ex is moving and you need help to adjust your parenting style or schedule, contact our Burnsville, MN divorce mediators at Amber M. Serwat Mediation.

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Divorce Mediator MN

As a divorce and parenting specialist, a divorced parent, and a step-parent, Amber M. Serwat has personal and professional experiences that have informed her work in divorce mediation. After experiencing her own messy divorce, she has made it her mission to help divorcing couples avoid an adversarial divorce, reduce conflict, and avoid common divorce mistakes that lead to high costs and broken relationships. Using her own divorce as a guide, she is able to help divorcing couples build trust, foster healthy communication, and effectively co-parent without leaving children caught in middle of a messy divorce. If you’re interested in pursuing a peaceful divorce with as little conflict as possible, Amber M. Serwat Mediation may be right for you – a Burnsville, MN divorce mediation center where we understand exactly how difficult divorces can be on a divorcing couple and their children. If you’re finding it difficult to come to agreement with your spouse after sitting down respectfully together, come to us, and we’ll help you improve communication and avoid divorce court.

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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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