AMS Mediation Blog

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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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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