Child Support Mediator

The process of determining child support can be very complicated, not simply because of changes in law pertaining to child support, but because the law can be applied differently to different cases. But, the most important thing when thinking about determining child support is the well-being of the children in the marriage. And the team at AMS Mediation focuses on understanding the subtleties and nuances of the law so that the families we work with are well taken care of.

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Parenting Mediation in Burnsville

Co-parenting after divorce can present many challenges. After all, once a divorce is final, both parties move on with their lives…in different directions. One or both parties may find new romantic partners, find new jobs, and/or relocate at some point after the divorce. These inevitable changes happen as you continue to co-parent the children from your marriage. Effectively managing these issues can be done with the help of a parenting mediator, who is specifically trained to help you and your former spouse find solutions to conflicts about parenting after a divorce. AMS Mediation specializes in offering parenting mediation services to those in the Burnsville, MN area. Our team can help you develop lasting amendments to your parenting plan (or custody agreement) that work for you and your family.

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Divorce Mediation and My Children

Talking to your children about your decision to divorce can be extremely difficult and painful for the entire family.  The words are difficult to find and the emotion is overwhelming.  If you decide to pursue divorce mediation rather than litigation to settle the important issues of your divorce including division of property, child custody issues and the development of a parenting plan, you may find that the tone of the interaction may help you talk more easily to your children.  AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN, offers extensive divorce mediation and parenting support services that will address the difficult task of communicating with your kids about divorce and the upcoming changes.

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Ways To Focus On Your Child After Divorce

Divorce HelpSadly, divorce seems to be an inevitability in our world. The process of divorcing can cause distress and lifelong discomfort. But there is hope for finding a more functional response by all family members affected by divorce. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, Minnesota, is the kind of service that can help divorcing parents and their children respond in a healthier way during and after the divorce process.

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Divorce Mediation Benefiting Both Parties

When going through a divorce, it can seem like a daunting process where no one wins. Although litigation usually results in both parties being unhappy with the result, or one party detrimentally losing, mediation is another alternative to the divorce process, and statistics show that the majority of couples come out the other end feeling satisfied with the results. Finding a divorce mediator can seem like an intimidating process and you want to find someone that you can trust.

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Parenting Mediation

Parenting is challenging enough as it is. When you add a breakup or divorce into the equation, it can be an absolute nightmare trying to make any parenting decisions or mediate the relationships between your child and their other parent. At Amber M. Serwat Mediation, we understand the complexities of parenting better than most, and we look at parenting issues from a legal perspective that allows us to neutrally evaluate parenting problems and provide solutions that actually work. Whether you’re going through a divorce or are breaking up, having a parenting mediator can help make the process easier for you, your child, and your former partner. As a Burnsville, MN parenting mediation professional, Amber M. Serwat can help make sure any parenting agreements you make are legally equitable and have your child’s best interests at the core.

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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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