AMS Mediation Blog

Explaining Divorce to Children in 2020

by Amber M. Serwat

Explaining Divorce to Children in 2020Finding the words to explain to your kids why you and your spouse are divorcing can be deeply upsetting and extremely difficult. In fact, the discussion may prove to be one of the most difficult that you have in your life. Preparing for this conversation is important. The most important think to remember is your children come first. Here are some tips for explaining divorce to children in 2020:


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Child Custody Mediator in South St. Paul

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Mediator in South St. PaulThe stress of divorce can feel simply overwhelming when parents consider the impact of their divorce on their children. The decision to divorce is difficult on its own, and when children are involved, the process can create feelings of loneliness and isolation in both parents. AMS Mediation offers a wide variety of mediation services, and none are more important than the services that help you and your divorcing spouse determine custody.


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Co-Parenting Coach in Lakeville

by Amber M. Serwat

Co-Parenting Coach in Lakeville Co-parenting after a divorce requires openness, strong communication and cooperation. This can be especially difficult after a contentious and potentially lengthy divorce that is characterized by conflict, anger and frustration. AMS Mediation specializes in helping former couples in Lakeville, MN co-parent effectively after divorce. Our team helps you keep in mind that your children’s wellbeing must always come first, even when emotions are high. Our co-parenting coaching services offer support and guidance to parents who are trying to resolve issues peacefully, with less stress for everyone involved.


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Why Should I Hire a Co-Parenting Coach?

by Amber M. Serwat

Why Should I Hire a Co-Parenting CoachWhen you decide to separate from your spouse, you may no longer be in a committed and intimate relationship with them, but if you share children, you are still responsible for co-parenting in an effective way. Co-parenting during the divorce process and after the divorce is final is extremely important to the well-being of your children, who are in the midst of a major life transition. Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation serves


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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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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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A MESSAGE FROM AMS LLC RE: COVID-19

The safety of clients, ourselves, and colleagues is our top priority while we remain available to assist you as you navigate the new and uncharted territory caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

STILL WORKING

While providing virtual ADR services was not part of our plan, we have made the necessary accommodations to ensure we can continue to serve our clients during these unsettling times. We are now working remotely and ensure the ongoing availability of mediation, PC, PTE and other ADR services.

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492.

We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at zoom.us/download.

NEW CLIENTS WELCOME

We continue to offer free 1-hour divorce consultations via Zoom. Potential PC and PTE clients are invited to schedule a free 15-minute phone call. Please call 952.252.1492 to set up an appointment. We are here to help!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, remain resilient and stay healthy!

Amber Serwat and Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional and ADR Assistant

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