Divorce in Minnesota

Mediation Services and Support for Divorce MNIf life has become complicated to the point that you are considering or actively seeking a divorce, the chances are good that you could benefit from the assistance of AMS Mediation, especially if you live in Minnesota. Divorce mediation is fast becoming a much more preferred method of finalizing a divorce than court proceedings. AMS Mediation offers 100% confidentiality and depth of experience with the processes associated with divorce. Seeking a divorce via mediation can reduce the financial cost of divorce; additionally, mediation can help resolve issues that exist between you and your partner, and addressing those issues can in turn reduce the stress of the process on you.

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Conclusion Of Children and Conflict Series

Using “I” Statements

I statements are an effective way to communicate needs in an unemotional & non-adversarial.

Statements are specific and focused.

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Children and Conflict Series Part 10

Managing Anger

We experience emotions through physical sensation such as heart rate, breathing rate, aches and pains, electrical currents.  Communication and behaviors which come out of emotion are often ineffective.  Use your head, not your heart and examine the other’s intentions before reacting.   Anger is a reaction – not an emotion.

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Children and Conflict Series Part 9

Parenting Commitment Statement:

Creating a Parenting Commitment Statement helps you focus on parenting your children in the present and can help guide your behavior during challenging times and disagreements with your parenting partner.  You can do this with your parenting partner or alone.  Focus on your values as a parent and what you believe your children deserve and need from you.  Write your commitment statement in terms your children can understand, share it with them and post it where you and your children can see it on a daily basis.  You may also choose to define specific behaviors which support your commitment statement.

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Children and Conflict Series Part 8

Separate Parenting

It is important to understand that parenting partners have separate lives and homes.

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