When you are going through a divorce and have children, it is difficult to think about anything but the wellbeing of your kids. Divorce is stressful for all involved, but is particularly stressful for the kids, who do not have decision-making power and are on the receiving end of so much change as a result of the decision to divorce. If you are a parent navigating divorce and are looking for resources for your family, the team at AMS Mediation can help. In addition to our divorce mediation services which can help you settle the terms of your divorce more quickly with less conflict and financial burden, we also offer a wide variety of parenting support services that can help you help your kids through this process.
Parenting Consultant: A parenting consultant is generally appointed by the court with the power to make decisions about a variety of parenting disputes like parenting times, trades of time with parents, vacation and special event consideration, etc. A parenting consultant can make decisions more quickly than litigation to help families move forward.
Parenting Time Expeditor: A parenting time expeditor is also appointed by the courts and can make legally binding decisions, but the focus of this role is to resolve issues surrounding parenting time. Working with a parenting time expeditor is much more efficient than litigation for families.
Co-Parenting Coach: A co-parenting coach can help you develop strategies to interact and communicate more positively and productively with your ex about issues related to your kids. The focus of coaching can be tailored to meet your needs and can focus on protecting your kids from conflict, best practices for sharing custody, how to respond to negative behavior from your ex and many other issues.
Post-Decree Mediation: It is nearly impossible to settle all possible areas of conflict during the divorce process. As your kids age and you move forward with your life, needs change. Post-decree mediation allows you to address issues that come up after a court order has been implemented without having to go back to court.
Custody Mediation: Not all couples who share children are married. When a non-married couple decides to separate and needs assistance with custody related issues, custody mediation is an ideal option. Custody mediation is less expensive and takes less time than a court battle and can reduce the stress for you and your kids.
Parenting Support Services During Divorce
For more information about the parenting support services offered by AMS Mediation, give us a call at 952-252-1492.