MN Family Law Basics

Understanding the legal process related to divorce is important as you embark on this difficult time. The Minnesota courts encourage, and sometimes mandate that couples participate in divorce and parenting education curriculum that can provide important information about navigating this process. AMS Mediation offers this divorce and parenting education curriculum for those living in the Burnsville and Shakopee, MN area.

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Parenting after Divorce Mediator

When you are in the midst of a divorce, it is hard to think of anything else. Your life is focused on making immediate and important decisions about a divorce settlement. You also need a parenting plan to resolve custody issues and a means of how to separate two very intertwined lives. It is difficult to look forward and almost impossible to think about the transition to co-parenting after a divorce. The fact is, however, when you have children together and decide to divorce, your marriage may end, but you and your ex-spouse continue to be connected for the rest of your lives, all for the sake of your children.

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Divorce Mediation

AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN, offers professional and thoughtful divorce mediation services to individuals and couples who seek their assistance. Among the most difficult and likely least anticipated experiences in life is divorce. It is comparable with other major life stresses, such as the death of a loved-one, the loss of one’s job, or the onset of a catastrophic illness. These are stressors that have been studied for decades, and they remain at the top of the list of experiences that cause the greatest amount of stress and trauma in our lives. If you are experiencing a divorce, or expecting to go through one in the future, mediation can offer a mechanism for settling your divorce that is less stressful, less expensive and takes less time than a traditional court battle. If you live in the Burnsville, Shakopee, Richfield, AMS Mediation can be a divorce mediation resource for you.

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Best Way To Manage Parenting Problems After A Break-up?

When a divorce is finalized, there is a collective sigh of relief, as an often highly stressful time has been resolved, even if the parties are not entirely happy with the outcome. However, in most cases, problems can still come up after the divorce (or break-up) is final and many couples struggle with how best to handle these issues. Mediation is an effective tool that can be used for divorced couples who continue to interact and share responsibilities, especially related to issues surrounding children and co-parenting. AMS Mediation specializes in providing mediation services for those in the Shakopee, MN area who are going through the divorce process as well as after a divorce is final.

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Cost of Divorce Mediation

In addition to the emotional difficulty of navigating a divorce, many also worry equally about the financial burden it will cost to legally separate your lives so that both you and your divorcing spouse can move forward. Lawyer fees, court costs can add up quickly with experts estimating that a Minnesota divorce can cost between $15,000- $20,000 if navigated through the traditional court system. Mediation offers a less expensive alternative to a court battle, costing less, taking less time and is generally less stressful than a court battle. AMS Mediation can help you and your family settle your divorce in a way that is affordable, fair and effective. Amber Serwat has personal experience with the divorce process and uses that experience combined with her mediation training to help those in the Shakopee, MN area find their way forward.

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