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Divorcing Couples Services Near Me

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorcing Couples Services Near MeWe have all heard the statistics – in the United States, nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. While it is never what is intended, divorce can be a decision that is necessary and even best for all involved. AMS Mediation offers services for divorcing couples in Burnsville, MN including alternative dispute resolution services for divorce and issues around custody and co-parenting. If you find yourself pursuing divorce, you should know that it does not have to result in a bitter court battle that is financially draining.


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Grounds for Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Grounds for DivorceIf you are considering divorce and have questions about the legal definitions and what the courts consider grounds for divorce, AMS Mediation can help. Our team stays current with Minnesota divorce law and can provide you support, advice and guidance about how best to proceed through the process, should you decide to pursue a divorce. Regulations about what type of circumstances must be in place in order to get a divorce are known as grounds for divorce. Common grounds for divorce include adultery, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. Different states accept different grounds for divorce.

Grounds for divorce fall into one of two broad categories: fault and no-fault divorces. Minnesota is known as a no-fault state, which means that you do not have to prove that your spouse was at fault in order for a court to grant your divorce.


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Cost Effective Mediation after Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Cost Effective Mediation after DivorceFor many couples going through a divorce, it is easy to jump to the conclusion that the process is complete once the divorce papers are signed. However, especially if you and your spouse share children, many additional issues come up well after divorce that must be resolved. When you come up with your initial divorce settlement, it is based on life as it stands at that point in time. But, as time passes, circumstances may change for you, for your children and for your ex. AMS Mediation specializes in cost effective mediation in Minnesota after divorce that can help you resolve any number of issues that come up after your divorce papers are signed, so that you do not have to go to court.


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If I Cheat on My Wife Before I’m Divorced Can it Affect the Decision?

by Amber M. Serwat

 If I Cheat on My Wife Before I’m Divorced Can it Affect the Decision?When it comes to a divorce, Minnesota is considered a “no-fault” state, meaning that if you or your spouse believes that your marriage is broken to the point that it cannot be saved, the court will issue a divorce order, without regard to the circumstances leading to the divorce. This effectively means that you do not have to litigate the reasons for the divorce or who was at fault. So, adultery is actually not a factor when it comes to a decision about whether you can divorce in Minnesota. However, you should be aware that the reasons behind your divorce may come into play when it comes to settling issues such as spousal support.


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Non-Married Parents Separating

by Amber M. Serwat

Non-Married Parents SeparatingAMS Mediation offers expert mediation services to non-married parents who are separating.  It may be tempting to assume that mediation services are available only to couples who are legally and officially married.  However, mediation is a service that is not only available to non-married couples, it should be considered an irreplaceable one for non-married couples who are separating and have children. Non-married couples who


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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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