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Child Custody Mediation Shakopee MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Mediation Shakopee MNChild custody issues tend to provoke the most stress in couples who have chosen to seek divorce. The emotional difficulty associated with separating property and debt and resolving conflict between you and your spouse is often one of the most painful experiences you will go through. Adding the emotional investment that you and your spouse have made in your children compounds matters exponentially. Child Custody Mediation can help you and your spouse work through the issues that have led to your decision to divorce, and we can help you feel better about the agreement you reach with your spouse regarding child custody.


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Splitting Child Time Fairly with My Soon to be Ex

by Amber M. Serwat

Splitting Child Time Fairly with My Soon to be ExOne of the most common and understandable concerns of couples who are in the process of getting a divorce is whether or not the parenting time (also known as ‘visitation’ or ‘custody’) agreement will be fair. Divorce introduces new and unfamiliar kinds of stress to most divorcing couples, and when children are involved, the new and unfamiliar stress that is introduced into their lives tends to be magnified further. Part of the reason why couples worry about fairly determined parenting time agreements is that the traditional court-based divorce processes have produced stories in our culture steeped in unfairness.


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Alimony Divorce Specialist

by Amber M. Serwat

Alimony Divorce SpecialistThe determination of alimony (also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance) can be one of the most complex and potentially contentious aspects of a divorce settlement. Mediation is a great way to settle not only complex and sensitive issues in a divorce, but all aspects of divorce. The courts in Minnesota often refer divorcing couples to use mediation to help with their divorce process.


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Post Divorce Child Custody Adjustments

by Amber M. Serwat

Post Divorce Child Custody AdjustmentsIf you share custody with your ex, one of the biggest transitions after a divorce is adjusting to not seeing your child (or children) each and every day. It can be emotionally difficult for all involved – for the adults as well as for the kids. Sharing custody may be ultimately what is best for you, your ex and your children, but the specifics of the child custody agreement are difficult to sort out during a divorce


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By Law Do Mothers Have Greater Custody Rights?

by Amber M. Serwat

By Law Do Mothers Have Greater Custody Rights? | Custody Mediation Services Burnsville, MNIt 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…


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Child Custody Evaluation Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Evaluation ServicesThe term child custody does not reflect only on the actual physical custody of a minor child. It also refers the decision-making process, access to the child and caretaking responsibilities. When parents are unable to agree upon a parenting plan that works in the best interest of the child, they may turn to the services of a Custody Evaluator (CE) to help make decisions. Both parties along with their attorneys take part in selecting the Child Custody Evaluator


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