Family Law Basics

Understanding the basics of family law will be important for you if you are in the process of divorcing your spouse or if you have recently divorced your spouse. AMS Mediation has long since recognized the importance of possessing expertise in matters of family law, but we also recognize that people who are in various stages of divorce probably do not have the time or ability to get into the weeds as we do. So we do it for you. If you are in any stage of the divorce process, we can help you understand the basics of family law so that you can be your own best advocate and can feel confident that you can emerge from the process with a better chance of moving on in the way you choose.

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Divorce Education

The divorce process is new, complex and difficult for nearly everyone who navigates it. After all, if you are lucky, you NEVER experience a divorce and if you do, mostly likely it only happens once. So, when you are faced with the prospect of a divorce from your spouse, you may have many questions about child/spousal support, division of property, and how to set up a parenting plan (or custody agreement) in a way that puts your kids first. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN offers a wide variety of divorce education classes that can help you learn more about the process, ask questions about your specific situation and gather information about what to expect from the process.

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How Do You Divide Property In A Divorce?

When you decide to move forward with a divorce, there are many complex issues that need to be settled including how to divide up all of the property that you and your spouse have shared. This may include furniture, collectables, china, computers, home office equipment, jewelry, clothing, cars, boats and any other personal property that has been shared. This is in addition to financial assets, real estate and debt that you share. You may assume the only way to divide this up fairly is to enlist the support of lawyers and the court system. While that is one path you can follow, mediation is also a very effective tool for helping you and your divorcing spouse divide property equitably and with minimal conflict. If you live in the Burnsville, MN area, AMS Mediation can help with this.

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What Do I Do If My Ex’s New Spouse Interferes with My Parenting?

With so many negative examples of confrontation out there these days, it may be tempting to respond to your ex’s new spouse or significant other by treating it like a road-rage incident or an anonymous angry response on social media. But do not give in to that temptation. AMS Mediation knows that there are other, more effective and productive ways to respond to the interference of your ex-spouse’s new partner’s intrusions in the parenting of your children.

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Parenting Mediation Minnesota | After the Divorce

Divorce Help MNElite mountain climbers will tell you that touching the summit of Mount Everest is not the mark of a successful expedition.  Reaching the summit and sitting atop the peak is only the halfway point.  Success is not attained until you and everyone in your climbing party get down to base-camp successfully.  Novice climbers, by contrast, are likely to celebrate reaching the peak and forget that their work is only half done at that point.

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