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Affordable Divorce Services in Dakota County MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Affordable Divorce Services in Dakota County MNOn top of the already intense emotional toll that divorce takes, the financial impact can be devastating on a family, particularly in a highly contentious litigated divorce. There is an option for settling the terms of your divorce in a more affordable way. You and your spouse can use mediation to settle the important terms of your divorce, including division of property, creation of a parenting plan (or custody agreement) and determination of whether or not child and/or spousal support is needed.


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Mediation MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Mediation MNThe benefits of mediation are numerous. Those benefits are heightened when you work with AMS Mediation. Many of us have an aversion to conflict, and sometimes that aversion tends to become more pronounced when it occurs within a marriage and/or a family unit. Mediation, by definition, helps people in conflict to experience it better, more effectively, and with less discomfort. AMS Mediation’s expertise in mediation MN enhances the impact of mediation’s positive impact on the conflict you are going through.


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Child Custody Mediation Shakopee MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Mediation Shakopee MNChild custody issues tend to provoke the most stress in couples who have chosen to seek divorce. The emotional difficulty associated with separating property and debt and resolving conflict between you and your spouse is often one of the most painful experiences you will go through. Adding the emotional investment that you and your spouse have made in your children compounds matters exponentially. Child Custody Mediation can help you and your spouse work through the issues that have led to your decision to divorce, and we can help you feel better about the agreement you reach with your spouse regarding child custody.


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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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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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Dakota County Custody Evaluator

by Amber M. Serwat

Dakota County Custody EvaluatorIf you and your ex-spouse are unable or unwilling to reach your own agreement on child custody matters, the court may appoint a Custody Evaluator (CE) to make an informed recommendation. The Dakota County District Court may have to step to require both parties to work with a professional evaluator who is trained in areas related to the child’s wellbeing.


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