Mediation is an highly effective and inexpensive way to settle the important aspects of your divorce like division of property, assets and debts, development of a parenting plan (also known as a custody agreement) and even determination of spousal and/or child support payments. If you have decided to pursue mediation, you may wonder how to to find a strong mediator to work with you and your soon to be ex-spouse. Here are some steps you can take to ensure that you choose the best mediator for your case:
- Think about your goals for mediation: If you are looking for a divorce mediator, make sure that the mediator you choose has extensive experience in that area. Also, you should consider whether you want your mediator to offer suggestions and advice, or remain more quiet so that you and your soon to be ex-spouse drive the conversation. Identifying your specific goals will help you choose the best mediator for you.
- Create a list of potential mediators: Do your homework. As friends and family members for referrals, do some online research and compile a list of potential mediators who you might contact about your case.
- Contact 3-5 mediators: Make contact with several mediators and ask questions about how many cases each mediator has conducted like yours, the cost, how much experience they have, and how quickly each mediator could work on your case. This will help you find a good match. You can also ask for written sample materials to understand each of their mediation philosophy.
Experienced Divorce Mediator, MN
Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation focuses her entire mediation practice on divorce and parenting mediation services and has helped many couples in the Minnesota area find solutions to the many personal and unique issues they face. Amber is a divorced parent herself, as well as a step-parent, which makes her uniquely qualified to offer divorce and parenting services. Amber knows firsthand how difficult the divorce process can be for parents and for kids, and will work tirelessly to help you find your path forward. She has experienced an adversarial divorce and knows firsthand how this can impact parenting.
Amber has built a reputation in Minnesota as a highly professional and successful mediator in Minnesota. Amber uses this personal and professional experience to help you and your family move forward in a positive and productive way. For more information, professional references, or information about Amber’s approach to mediation, call her directly at 956-252-1492