Divorce Court or Mediation

Divorce can be a stressful time for all involved – for both divorcing spouses, for the children from the marriage, as well as extended family and friends. Divorce can feel like a huge storm that has descended upon family and you may feel like your entire life is out of control. The good news is that this storm is temporary and there are ways to regain control, even during the settlement process. You and your divorcing spouse actually have a choice when it comes to how you end your marriage: divorce court or mediation. AMS Mediation can help you explore those options and determine which option will help your family move forward in the strongest and most positive way possible.

Settling Your Divorce Burnsville MN

Divorce mediation is a vehicle that can be used to settle all aspects of a divorce, including division of assets, debts and property, determination of child and/or spousal support payments and, perhaps most important, deciding on a fair and equitable plan for child custody (also known as a parenting plan). Your professional mediator will facilitate productive discussions during one or more mediation sessions to help you find solutions to all of the unresolved issues in your marriage. Mediation allows you and your soon to be ex-spouse to control the outcome of your divorce, rather than relying on attorneys and the court. Mediation is significantly less expensive than a court battle and can take a fraction of the time. You can expect that even a complex divorce can be settled in a matter of weeks to months, rather than months to years.

If you decide that you want to settle your divorce via the court system, you will need to hire attorneys and be prepared for a more adversarial process. Divorce is costly – both finally and emotionally and can set a negative win at all cost tone for your life after divorce. A court battle can exacerbate and prolong the difficult conflict that is present in your marriage and focus more on your past and less on your future.

Divorce Mediation Services

If you are interested in learning more about your options for settling your divorce, consider calling the team at AMS Mediation at 952.252.1492. Our client centered approach will empower you to achieve fair and balanced solutions that will work for your unique situation. We can answer your questions about divorce and help you find your way through the difficult process, should you decide that mediation is a viable option for you.

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