Parenting Plans

The decision to seek a divorce is not one that most people take lightly. If you have children, you will very likely understand that divorcing your spouse will have a significant impact on them. AMS Mediation can help you minimize the stressful impacts of divorce on children and maximize the positive things about your relationships so that your children emerge from your divorce healthier and more ready to move into the next chapter of your lives together. AMS Mediation often recommends taking those important next steps by creating a carefully crafted parenting plan which outlines how the two of you will co-parent.

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Is Divorce Mediation Confidential?

As you and your divorcing spouse weigh your options for how best to settle your divorce, you may wonder about the level of confidentiality if you choose to pursue mediation. The first thing that you should be aware of is that Minnesota law (MN Rule 114) protects all of your mediation discussions, communication and even notes from being “discovered” and being used in court. In addition, you mediator cannot be called as a witness in trial, should your attempts at mediation fail. Just like communication and negotiations are protected between a lawyer and his/her client, mediation sessions are protected as well. AMS Mediation specializes in divorce mediation services for those in the Burnsville, MN area and can help you navigate the process from start to finish. If you have specific questions or concerns confidentiality or other aspects of the process, our team can walk you through exactly what to expect during a free one hour consultation.

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How Long Does Divorce Mediation Usually Take?

If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to divorce, you have very likely already spent countless days, months and even years weighing the pros and cons of divorce and trying to make the best possible decision for your family. There is nothing easy about making the decision to end your marriage and there is no way to adequately prepare for the process. By the time the decision is made, you may be very ready to move forward and begin your new life, but you still need to settle a wide range of complex issues including division of property, debt and assets, development of a fair and equitable parenting plan (or custody agreement) and determination of spousal and/or child support. This process can take months, if not longer, if you move through the traditional court system.

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How do I make a change to divorce agreement?

If you have finalized your divorce and created a divorce agreement with your former spouse, but you find now that you need to make an alteration to your divorce agreement, you should know that you do have options. Of course, if you have been through a divorce, you know that it is a complicated process. Mediation is an ideal way to solve problems after divorce, rather than going through the court system, which takes significant time and resources. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN specializes in Minnesota divorce law, and our team has deep experience in mediation. We care about making sure that your divorce agreement works as well as possible for everyone who has been impacted by your divorce.

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Infidelity During Divorce Minnesota

Divorce and InfidelityAMS Mediation of Burnsville, Minnesota, provides divorce support for those navigating a divorce, regardless of the cause.  Divorce Mediation is increasingly being used by couples who are seeking divorce because it takes less time and is less expensive than traditional court-based divorce proceedings.  When a couple is seeking divorce because one or both members have committed adultery, working with AMS Mediation may be exactly what the couple needs in order to minimize the long-term damage caused by the infidelity. 

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Children and Divorce

At AMS Mediation, we have earned a reputation for being a caring divorce mediation service. We want what is best for all of the people we work with, and do all we can to ensure that everyone who is affected by your divorce receives the attention they need and they deserve. While this is true across the board, this is even more important when it comes to children.

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Early Neutral Evaluation Burnsville MN

AMS Mediation provides Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) as one of our many mediation services. As experts in Minnesota divorce law, we can provide early neutral evaluation to anyone going through divorce in Minnesota, based on our knowledge of divorce law that is specific to Minnesota. Our mediation services are wide-ranging, especially as they relate to the complex aspects of divorce cases. We are a trusted Minnesota divorce and parenting support mediation service based in Burnsville, MN. There are two specific areas that many divorcing couples do not understand, Financial Early Neutral Evaluations and Social Early Neutral Evaluations. Our team can provide information about both services.

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Mediator for my Divorce

Divorcing couples are opting for mediated divorce more frequently than ever before. It is less expensive, takes less time and actually stirs up less conflict. Couples are learning that settling their divorce via mediation is a more healthy and measured approach, which can benefit all involved by causing much less stress. AMS Mediation, located in Burnsville, MN, specializes in providing efficient, effective and respectful divorce mediation services to anyone living in the Minnesota area. AMS approaches mediated divorce as a collaborative process. So even if you are experiencing a hotly contested, bitter, and acrimonious dissolution of marriage, AMS Mediation can help you identify the causes of those feelings, deal with them better, and chart a course for a more amicable divorce from your spouse. Working from a point of collaboration allows AMS Mediation to implicitly encourage the divorcing couple to invest in creating the best possible solution, as opposed to simply indulging in what is more immediately gratifying: continuing to battle things out.

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Separate Parenting Education

When a couple divorces, many things change – living arrangements, day to day routines, and finances, just to name a few. One of the biggest changes a divorcing couple faces is how to go from parenting together (in one household) to parenting separately. Depending on your child or children’s age, this can be a difficult transition for both parents and the kids. AMS Mediation offers parenting education classes as well as post-divorce mediation that can give you the tools that you need to navigate this part of the process with less stress for all involved. Our team serves those living in and around Burnsville, Edina and Richfield, MN and will help answer questions and let you know what you can expect as you begin this new parenting journey.

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Life After Divorce

When you are in the midst of a divorce, it is hard to see past the pain, emotion and grief. Your life feels like it is being turned upside down and you may be concerned that you and your children will not be able to move forward in a healthy way. Divorce marks a significant life change, there is no doubt about that, but, there is life after divorce. The team at AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN, helps families in the midst of a divorce settle the terms of the divorce in a respectful, efficient and compassionate manner so that you and your family can begin looking forward, not back.

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