By now, most people are aware of the benefits of mediation services over those that involve the traditional court process. The higher cost of litigation alone has caused many people to seek mediation over the more familiar and traditional court processes. One more specific aspect of mediation that has great advantages over court-based processes is child custody. AMS Mediation is an approved child custody mediator in Dakota County, MN who can help you navigate this difficult process.
Court Based Child Custody Process or Mediation?
The specifics of court-based child custody and child custody mediation are different. Child custody agreements that are completed through the courts typically involve lawyers, and lawyers can be motivated by winning first and what is best for your children second. That is not to say that all lawyers do not prioritize children, but the nature of the process is adversarial and that can translate into a win/lose mentality. When conflict increases, the children from the marriage never win. In mediation, however, the process starts with achieving the best possible outcome for the people who are affected by the divorce or the break-up of non-married parents.
Our child custody mediation process is built around the best interest of your kids. Rather than starting with the law to determine which party comes out on top, we start with a commitment to ensuring that your children’s interests are addressed first. They are, after all, the most vulnerable people who are impacted by the change in your family’s structure. If you are invested in prioritizing your children’s welfare, this almost always translates into reducing other areas of disagreement as well.
Experienced Dakota County Child Custody Mediator
Every child custody case we mediate is guided by our knowledge of Minnesota divorce law and family law. When we apply our expertise in mediation, you receive the benefits of two essential pillars of mediation and conflict resolution. We believe that is exactly the reason so many more people are using mediation to help them resolve child custody and other disputes. Most parents would do anything to ensure that their children are protected from the stress and strain that so often comes with a divorce. Another benefit of child custody mediation is that it is significantly less costly than court-based processes.
When you work with AMS Mediation, you will find that we are committed to helping you resolve issues quickly, practically and in a reasonable way. If you live in Dakota County, MN, call us at 952.252.1492 to schedule a time to speak with a member of our team.