Parents with children who have decided to pursue divorce, most often make that decision reluctantly and with a heavy heart. This is true because parents with children understand that the decision to divorce their spouse will have a significant impact on the people they love most in the world—their children. Divorce mediation, as practiced by AMS Mediation, can reduce the negative impact of divorce on children and increase the likelihood of moving forward with the knowledge that their parents love them no less than before. Post-mediation if needed, will allow for easy modifications to the custody agreement as the situation arises.
Benefits Of Mediation Over Litigation
Our process of helping you and your spouse reach agreement on child custody is based on the proven principles of mediation, which takes into account the potential impact of a mediation outcome on the most vulnerable people impacted. When a couple decides to pursue divorce, their children are always the most vulnerable. AMS Mediation focuses on applying the principles of divorce mediation such that the well-being of the children is always at the center of our efforts and decisions regarding the divorce.
For most parents going through a mediated divorce, the reality that they do not have to deal with the possibility of court orders relating to child custody is enough motivation to seek an amicable resolution of the issues at hand. This is one of the many benefits of mediation over litigation. You can help determine the custody agreement rather than leaving that important decision in the hands of a judge if you go through the traditional court system.
Creating A Child Custody Agreement
In developing child custody agreements, we work with both parents to assess the severity of the conflict between them. If it is significant, we will work to lower the temperature by identifying the issues and helping to clarify each party’s desired outcomes. When the welfare of the children is foremost in the minds of the parents, it is seldom difficult to lower the temperature of the conflict. Wanting what is best for your children is arguably the most important factor in reaching resolution with one’s spouse.
When the issues have been identified, we can then begin to address the more specific matters of legal and physical custody, visitation (parenting time), and child support. The mediation process also has the added benefit of tending to be far less expensive than working through the court system. A mediator will be committed to the best possible outcome for all, and when children are involved, nothing is more important. Call us at 952.252.1492 to schedule a free consultation with our staff to learn more about the divorce mediation process.