If you are going through a divorce, you are likely most concerned with your kids and how they will cope with the change ahead. Keeping your focus on them as you navigate the divorce process is a key to success for your entire family. Deciding to settle your divorce using divorce mediation instead of litigation can be one big step you can take to put your children first during this time. Mediation is based on a mindset of compromise rather than conflict. This can be an incredibly positive aspect of the process for your kids. Your mediator will help you keep that focus exactly where it should be.
If you are trying to keep your children as your main priority, mediation may be a great match for you for some of the following reasons:
1. Less stressful: Divorce is stressful, there is no way around that. However, mediation is by far a less stressful process than going through the traditional court system. You focus on one issue at a time and your mediator will help you find common ground and collaborate for the good of your family. If you and your ex are less stressed by the process, then that will help you have energy to help your kids cope.
2. Less expensive: Divorce mediation is a fraction of the cost of litigation. The financial aspect of a divorce is easily one of the most stressful parts of the process, so minimizing the financial burden allows you to keep the financial situation closer to normal for you and your children.
3. Lays a foundation for future improved communication: If you share custody of your kids (which most divorce couples do) then you do not stop interacting when you sign divorce papers. Co-parenting requires ongoing communication and if you have already gone through mediation for your divorce, you will be better equipped to resolve issues and communicate with your ex. This allows you to model more positive behavior for your kids, showing them that you can get along and solve problems for their benefit.
Family Focused Divorce Mediator In Minnesota
AMS Mediation can help you through your divorce while keeping the focus on what is in the best interest of your children. Amber Serwat has personal experience with her own divorce and professional expertise as a trusted mediator, so she provides a unique perspective that is both knowledgeable about the law and the process and compassionate and family focused. For more information and to schedule a time for a free consultation, call 952-252-1942.