Splitting Child Time Fairly with My Soon to be ExOne of the most common and understandable concerns of couples who are in the process of getting a divorce is whether or not the parenting time (also known as ‘visitation’ or ‘custody’) agreement will be fair. Divorce introduces new and unfamiliar kinds of stress to most divorcing couples, and when children are involved, the new and unfamiliar stress that is introduced into their lives tends to be magnified further. Part of the reason why couples worry about fairly determined parenting time agreements is that the traditional court-based divorce processes have produced stories in our culture steeped in unfairness.

Developing a Fair and Equitable Child Custody Agreement

AMS Mediation exists, in part, as an antidote to those stories, some of which are based in truth. The courts themselves have begun recommending mediation as a preferred means of finalizing divorces, not because of unfair parenting agreements, but because factors such as the cost, difficulty of scheduling, and greater emphasis on the adversarial approach to divorce make the courts a difficult place to effectively solve these issues. As a consequence, services like ours now exist as a preferable alternative. AMS Custody Mediation bases its work on the principles of collaboration, cooperation and, yes, fairness.

If you have concerns about how your soon-to-be-ex will approach the divorce proceedings, please understand that our expertise allows us to anticipate most, if not all, of the strategies employed by individuals bent on creating unfair time-spending agreements with their kids. We will not sacrifice fairness for the sake of an expedient mediation session.

Putting your Children First in the Divorce Process

It is important for all couples who work with AMS Mediation to understand just how strongly we emphasize honest communication, finding common ground, and—most importantly—working toward the best result for your children. As much as we respect you and your soon-to-be-ex, we want you to know up front that the well-being of your children is our top priority. By making them the top priority, all other aspects of the divorce mediation process can proceed smoothly. You and your divorcing partner are served better by a qualified divorce mediator who makes your children the first priority. And we are proud to state, without hesitation, that we prioritize the well-being of your children.

Contact AMS Mediation by calling 952.252.1492, or by emailing us at lynn@amsmediationplus.com, and we will be happy to provide more information about our divorce mediation services and our commitment to developing a parenting plan that splits time with your children fairly.