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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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Key Factors in a Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Key Factors in a DivorceDivorce is a pivotal moment in your life – and it can certainly be one of the most stressful and difficult decisions you will ever make. If you and your spouse have decided to move forward with divorce, there are likely many reasons that you can point to that led you to this decision. Infidelity, financial stress, and communication issues are some of the most common catalysts for divorce. If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision that divorce is the best next step for you and your family, you want to keep some key factors in mind as you navigate the process.


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“Child First” Divorce Mediation Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Child First Divorce Mediation Services | Minnesota Divorce MediatorDivorce can bring out the worst in even the most reasonable adults. Emotions are generally high during the divorce process and there can be significant conflict between a divorcing couples that can, unfortunately, impact the children. A traditional court battle is designed to focus on the past – and all of the conflict present in your marriage. This can create an even more adversarial situation often increasing the overall conflicting nature of the divorce. Divorce mediation allows you…


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