Child custody can be one of the most difficult and messy parts of your divorce. Your children are the most important thing to both you and your ex and sharing custody is perhaps the biggest transition after a divorce is final. Problems can come up, situations change, and unexpected life events can create serious custody issues that must be resolved. Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation helps families struggling with custody issues by offering professional custody mediation services in Minnesota. Amber brings compassion, knowledge of Minnesota law and years of experience working with couples just like you.
Common Reasons a Child Custody Agreement needs to be Changed
Logistical changes: When you sign your divorce papers, it is impossible to anticipate all of the logistical and scheduling issues that will come up. Work schedule changes, a new job, and new extracurricular activities are just some of the issues that can change over time. If you have trouble figuring out how to adjust your custody agreement to accommodate logistical changes, custody mediation is an excellent tool for families.
New partner/stepfamily: When one party begins a new relationship, issues can become more complex. Changes to a custody agreement are very common when a new partner comes into the picture and these issues can be resolved amicably with the help of a custody mediator.
One parent is unfit: If one parent is unable to care for the child(ren), then it may be time to amend your custody agreement. This can be related to drug or alcohol abuse, physical abuse or mental or physical illness.
Needs of the child: As kids age, their needs change. A custody agreement that worked when they were a toddler, may not work for a teenager. Making adjustments to a custody agreement to better meet the needs of your child is very easily completed by working with a custody mediator.
Experienced Minnesota Child Custody Mediator
Altering your custody agreement does not have to be stressful. If you and your ex work together to co-parent, mediation is an excellent way to deal with issues that come up for your family, rather than having to go back to court. AMS Mediation can help you navigate these complex issues and offer guidance and advice about Minnesota law so that you can find a solution that works for all involved. For more information about our custody mediation services, call 952-252-1492 to schedule a free consultation.