Mediator Both Divorcing Couples Can Trust

Finding a divorce mediator can seem like an intimidating process and you want to find someone that you can trust. Divorces can be extremely tough and working with someone that has gone through a similar experience is comforting and nice. Amber is a divorced parent of two school aged kid and also a step parent and her unique experience helps her understand the importance of being a mediator, and making sure that she does her job being open-minded, efficient, effective, respectful, informative, and non-judgmental. As she has walked the similar path, she has felt similar concerns and fears and wants to guide you through the journey in the best way possible.

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Divorce Mediator Near Me

AMS Mediation is located in Burnsville, MN and provides superior service to all clients. Amber M. Stewart has been working in this field for many years, has a unique and personal experience from going through a divorce herself, and is an informative, effective and respectful counselor.

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Is Divorce Bad for Children?

Many people debating, going through or have had a divorce are curious on if divorce is bad for their children. Being a divorced parent and a step-parent, it was my priority to make sure my children were healthy and happy. My unique and personal situation also allows me to help other parents going through divorce.

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7 ways Divorce Affects Kids

Going through a divorce is an extremely difficult time for people, and even if both parties are feeling neutral over the situation, oftentimes kids have a very hard time with divorce and it is extremely important to be mindful of this when going through a separation no matter how hard or mutual it may be.

As a divorced parent of two, school-aged children and a step-parent, I have personal experience that has contributed to my success as a mediator, and my personal journey can help you. Without proper safeguards parenting after a divorce can be emotionally overwhelming, with the legal system and financial stresses, and that is why having a mediator to help you resolve some of these issues and guide you through the process it can be very devastating and destructive.

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BY LAW, DO MOTHERS HAVE GREATER CUSTODY RIGHTS?

By law, a mother is not necessarily more likely to be granted custody over a child’s father. Rather, custody is determined based upon a number of factors, which are outlined in MN 518.17. Among the factors that help to determine child custody in a divorce case or separation, the most important deal with the custody preference of the parents and child, the child’s relationship to each parent, and the most stable and consistent custody arrangement possible given the two previous considerations. If you are concerned about retaining custody of your child, it is important to remember that while the legal system is meant to work with and for you, it can become adversarial, particularly if you participate in a courtroom custody battle. By working for Amber M Serwat Mediation, however, you can avoid conflict-fueled custody battles and come to a fair custody agreement based on your needs, your child’s needs, and the needs of your parenting partner with as little pain as possible.

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Mediation and Parenting Services

Going through a divorce or separating from a domestic partnership can be very difficult especially when children are involved. Mediation is a positive and effective way for couples to take control of their separation or divorce without the expense, time and often damaging effects that result from litigation. Dealing with an ongoing parental conflict is difficult and can be disruptive for the parents and the children. Oftentimes couples have a hard time negotiating and communicating and that is why it can be necessary to seek out a mediator. Even when times seem too tough, or you think your issues are going to be impossible to resolve, this is almost always untrue, and mediators are specifically trained to help deal with these hard times.

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Dividing Property in a Divorce

When you’re going through a divorce, it can be a confusing time in your life. Between coming to terms with the changes in your life to accepting your emotional response to all of the challenges being thrown your way, divorces are taxing in more ways than one. When you add to all of your personal struggles the need to determine an equitable division of property in a divorce, it can seem absolutely impossible to come to a fair agreement. That’s why at AMS Mediation, our Burnsville, MN divorce mediators want to help you experience as simple a divorce as possible by providing mediation services to help you determine the best property division settlement for your divorce. By simply looking over your past expenses with your spouse, including all marital property, we can help you come to a quick agreement regarding division of property.

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MY EX’S SIGNIFICANT OTHER/SPOUSE INTERFERES WITH PARENTING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

More often than not, after you’ve gone through a divorce, you or our spouse, or both, will find new partners. When this happens, it can be stressful for everyone involved, including the new partner, to stick to a parenting plan that works. Because tension is often high in a divorce already, when a new partner is factored in, there are new fears and tensions that you might not have been prepared for. At Amber M. Serwat Mediation, we’ll help make sure you and your spouse continue with your agreed upon parenting schedule and parenting plan, regardless of any new spouses or partners. With us, you can find solace knowing that, no matter how the parenting dynamic changes once a new partner is included in the mix, your parenting plan doesn’t have to change.

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BY LAW, DO MOTHERS HAVE GREATER CUSTODY RIGHTS?

There are 13 key factors that will determine how the court evaluates what is in the best interest for your children when deciding who has primary custody of the children.

The 13 key factors are:

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WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MANAGE PARENTING PROBLEMS AFTER THE DIVORCE/BREAK-UP?

In every parenting relationship, there are specific challenges to overcome based on your children, your spouse’s preferred parenting plan, difficult parenting schedules, and more. With so many potential parenting conflicts on the horizon, how can you possibly manage all of the parenting problems that come your way? At Amber M. Serwat, we want to help you resolve parenting disputes simply and fairly without you having to go through the added stress of creating new parenting rules or parenting plans yourself. With our Burnsville, MN divorce mediators, you can be sure that you’ll always have a fair parenting plan that can be adjusted, as needed, to resolve parenting conflicts.

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