One of the most difficult issues to settle during a divorce is the equitable division of property, assets and debt between the two divorcing parties. Each person has strong and sometimes conflicting opinions about how this should be done and often there are emotional attachments to many items that need to be divided. Rather than trying to settle these difficult issues in a court battle, property and asset division can instead be effectively managed through the divorce mediation process. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN has extensive experience partnering with divorcing couples to manage difficult issues such as fair division of property, assets and debt, child custody and child/spousal support.
Property And Asset Division MN
During the divorce process, it is very common to hear both parties voice concerns that the other is getting more than their fair share. Dividing belongings that the two of you have shared for your married life is extremely difficult. Minnesota law is not clear about exactly how a divorcing couple must divide their property, the assumption is that it will be done fairly. Mediation offers a forum for you and your soon to be ex-spouse to decide for yourself what is fair and equitable in your unique situation.
One effective strategy suggested by AMS Mediation is to develop a master spreadsheet of all property, assets and debt you and your spouse jointly own so that as you are dividing things up, it is easier to monitor how it is being divided. The spreadsheet can even calculate a monetary value for each item in order to ensure fairness. This approach allows you and your divorcing spouse to see the distribution on paper and let the numbers speak for themselves.
Looking Toward Your Future
Mediation also provides a safe and productive environment to discuss the items that are most difficult to divide. Finding ways to compromise put you on a more positive path toward the future. Divorce is just the beginning of the next phase of your relationship, so leaving the conflict behind and focusing on the future is better for all involved.
AMS Mediation provides strong divorce mediation and parenting support services to those navigating a divorce in the Minnesota area. Amber Serwat has personal experience with her own divorce and has devoted her career to helping her clients find solutions to the difficult issues in a divorce. She understands the process and the need for an affordable, balanced and non-judgemental approach. For more information, or to find a time for a free one hour consultation, call 952-252-1492.