Deciding to end your marriage is a big decision that may be rooted in longstanding pain, conflict and sadness. No doubt, this was not the outcome for your marriage that you had hoped for. The fact remains that as you get ready to embark on the legal and logistical issues related to settling important (and complicated) issues like division of assets, debts and property, development of a parenting plan (sometimes known as a custody agreement) and payment of child and spousal support, you have an opportunity to minimize conflict, stress and even pain and move forward after your divorce in a more positive way. Divorce mediation is an opportunity to bring closure to your marriage without additional conflict, expense and stress. AMS Mediation can help you navigate this process in a productive way that lays a foundation for future co-parenting and cooperation.
Cooperative Approach to Divorce
Mediation has many potential benefits over proceeding through the court system to settle your divorce. It is less expensive, less time consuming, less stressful and empowers you and your divorcing spouse to make decisions that work for your unique situation. In addition to these benefits, it is also important to note that a court battle is, by definition, highly confrontational and can in many cases add unnecessary fuel to an already difficult situation.
Mediation instead focuses on finding compromise and common ground, looking at what is best for all involved and can be a highly effective way to settle even the most complex and contentious divorces. A trained mediator will facilitate a series of discussions of issues you and your soon to be ex-spouse have determined are important to settle. Your mediator will not make decisions about your future, but, as a neutral third party, will help keep discussions on track, offer information and resources about the legal process and help pull together final documentation once your settlement has been agreed to. Finally, if you have children, divorce is just the beginning of a new phase of your relationship of co-parenting. Mediation can be used during and after divorce to settle a wide variety of issues related to your children–and can model positive and cooperative behavior for your children and lay a strong foundation for future co-parenting.
Client Centered Divorce Mediation
The team at AMS Mediation understands that divorce is a trying time — and will lend their extensive experience and training in the area of mediation to you and your family. We are client-centered and work to empower individuals to achieve fair, affordable, and workable solutions which satisfy their unique needs and circumstances. For more information or to schedule a time for a free consultation, call AMS Mediation today at 952-252-1492.