When you sign your divorce papers, it is virtually impossible to know exactly what your lives will look like in one year, 3 years or 5 years down the road. You cannot predict what your kids’ schedule will be and what their needs and preferences will be. As they grow up, they change and so do their daily schedules. Naps become a thing of the past and extracurricular activities, individual interests, sports and school become a reality. No matter what age your children are when you divorce, you should expect to need to make some changes to your parenting schedule as time passes. When these instances come up, you do not want to rely on the courts to determine the outcome, but you may be concerned about your ability to work these issues out on your own.
Amending A Parenting Agreement
This is exactly where parenting support services and alternative dispute resolution processes can come in. AMS Mediation offers several different options for families who need to change a parenting plan/schedule or make an amendment to a custody agreement. These changes can be extremely difficult to negotiate on your own – in fact, you and your ex may have different ideas on how these changes should be implemented. Working with a mediator can facilitate a positive and productive discussion which can yield a resolution that works for your family. If mediation is not successful, you can still work with a parenting time expeditor, or a parenting consultant. These resources can be tailored to your unique needs and are highly successful options before going before a judge in a courtroom.
Minnesota Parent Support Services
Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation specializes in working with families to resolve their issues around parenting time and custody without having to go through the court system. The courts cannot accommodate frequent changes to parenting schedules and there is simply no reason to exhaust your financial resources (and time) with a court battle. Working with our team, you can resolve issues around weekend time, holidays, vacations, summer schedules and more. We understand first-hand how difficult divorce can be and the type of support you will need to make changes when they are needed. For more information about our mediation and parenting support services, give us a call at 952-252-1492. We offer both in-person and virtual sessions for our clients and free consultations to our new clients.