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Spousal Support Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Spousal Support Services

The purpose of spousal support is to provide financial assistance to the lower earning individual in a divorce in order to allow him/her to maintain a standard of living that they have become accustom too during the relationship they had while they were married. In Minnesota, there are three types of spousal support – temporary, short term and long term.

Generally the following factors are taken into account when it comes to the determination of spousal support


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Post-Divorce Counseling Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Post-Divorce Counseling ServicesThe stress of a divorce does not necessarily stop when the divorce papers are signed. Very often, when couples share children the divorce is simply the beginning of a new phase of the relationship. For this reason, AMS Mediation offers post-divorce counseling services which provides support to couples who have already completed the divorce process. For more information call 952-252-1492 today.


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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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Child Centered Divorce Mediator

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Centered Divorce MediatorIf you and your spouse have children and have made the decision to divorce, you have already spent significant time and energy determining how best to move forward keeping your children in mind. The fact is that divorce is extremely difficult on the children in a marriage. Kids do not have a say in whether their parents divorce or stay together. Children are put in a situation where they are forced to adjust to the big change. There are things that you


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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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