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What Is A Communication Coach And Why Would I Need One?

by Amber M. Serwat

What Is A Communication Coach? And Why Would I Need One?Lack of communication is one of the most common causes of divorce. And, unfortunately, communication typically does not improve during a divorce settlement, and often stays strained well after a divorce is final. However, stronger and improved communication often results in a better outcome for all involved and can set a more positive tone for co-parenting after divorce. Working with a communication coach may be suggested (or required) by the courts, an attorney, or a…


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Custody Evaluator Serving Dakota County

by Amber M. Serwat

Custody Evaluator Serving Dakota County in MinnesotaAt AMS Mediation, we know that few things are more important to divorcing parents than determining the terms of custody. If you and your ex-spouse cannot agree on the terms of a custody arrangement, the court may require you to work with a custody evaluator in order to ensure that the best possible decisions are made on behalf of your children. A custody evaluator (CE) will evaluate your case over the course of several months and make specific recommendations to the court about…


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Communication Coaching Services Near Burnsville, MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Communication Coaching Services Burnsville, MNCommunication is one of the many things that can break down between a couple before, during, and after a divorce. In fact, many studies indicate that poor communication or lack of communication is one major cause of divorce. Whether you are struggling to save your marriage, trying to navigate the divorce process, or co-parenting after a divorce communication is key to helping you move forward with your life in a positive and healthy way. AMS Mediation offers communication coaching services to help individuals and couples improve effectiveness, reduce conflict, and…


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Comprehensive Mediation Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Comprehensive Mediation Services | Divorce, Custody, Post-Decree Mediator MNMany states now require divorcing couples (that have no history of domestic violence) to participate in an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process before litigating the terms of the divorce. This is in large part because the courts cannot effectively manage all of the divorce cases coming through the system. Mediation is a popular and highly effective ADR process that can be used to settle all aspect of a divorce including division of property, assets and debts, development of a parenting plan and determination of the need for child and/or spousal support.


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What is Involved in a Custody Evaluation?

by Amber M. Serwat

What is Involved in a Custody Evaluation? | Custody Evaluator MNChild custody evaluations occur frequently when custody is in question for divorcing couples, and AMS Mediation is uniquely qualified to help you through this process. Even though custody evaluations are used to ensure that the needs of your children are met, the process can still produce stress and anxiety for divorcing parents. In general, a child custody evaluation is a process by which a mental health professional evaluates the parents and children, and then makes a recommendation to the court regarding custody and visitation.


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