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Custody Evaluator Serving Dakota County

by Amber M. Serwat

Custody Evaluator Serving Dakota County in MinnesotaAt AMS Mediation, we know that few things are more important to divorcing parents than determining the terms of custody. If you and your ex-spouse cannot agree on the terms of a custody arrangement, the court may require you to work with a custody evaluator in order to ensure that the best possible decisions are made on behalf of your children. A custody evaluator (CE) will evaluate your case over the course of several months and make specific recommendations to the court about…


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Comprehensive Mediation Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Comprehensive Mediation Services | Divorce, Custody, Post-Decree Mediator MNMany states now require divorcing couples (that have no history of domestic violence) to participate in an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process before litigating the terms of the divorce. This is in large part because the courts cannot effectively manage all of the divorce cases coming through the system. Mediation is a popular and highly effective ADR process that can be used to settle all aspect of a divorce including division of property, assets and debts, development of a parenting plan and determination of the need for child and/or spousal support.


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What is Involved in a Custody Evaluation?

by Amber M. Serwat

What is Involved in a Custody Evaluation? | Custody Evaluator MNChild custody evaluations occur frequently when custody is in question for divorcing couples, and AMS Mediation is uniquely qualified to help you through this process. Even though custody evaluations are used to ensure that the needs of your children are met, the process can still produce stress and anxiety for divorcing parents. In general, a child custody evaluation is a process by which a mental health professional evaluates the parents and children, and then makes a recommendation to the court regarding custody and visitation.


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Child Custody Modification

by Amber M. SerwatChild custody is very often the most contentious part of a divorce proceeding. Deciding how to account for the time you and your spouse will spend with you children is understandably an difficult and emotional decision. If you and your spouse are engaged and involved...
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Divorce Settlement Services

by Amber M. SerwatThe process of dissolving a marriage can be lengthy, costly and emotionally draining without the assistance of an experienced divorce mediator like Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation. Going through the traditional court system for dissolution of marriage, or a divorce...
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