Cost of Divorce Mediation

In addition to the emotional difficulty of navigating a divorce, many also worry equally about the financial burden it will cost to legally separate your lives so that both you and your divorcing spouse can move forward. Lawyer fees, court costs can add up quickly with experts estimating that a Minnesota divorce can cost between $15,000- $20,000 if navigated through the traditional court system. Mediation offers a less expensive alternative to a court battle, costing less, taking less time and is generally less stressful than a court battle. AMS Mediation can help you and your family settle your divorce in a way that is affordable, fair and effective. Amber Serwat has personal experience with the divorce process and uses that experience combined with her mediation training to help those in the Shakopee, MN area find their way forward.

Read more ...

Spousal Support Mediator

AMS Mediation, based in Burnsville, Minnesota, provides excellent advocacy when it comes to divorce mediation and all aspects of the processes associated with it. One specific area of focus is helping couples settle issues surrounding Spousal Support (which is sometimes referred to as ‘alimony’).

Read more ...

Non Married Couples Mediator

If you are ending a committed, long term relationship, whether you are legally married or not, you have shared many aspects of your life together — your finances may be intertwined, you may share property and other belongings, and if you have children, you must find a way to co-parent after the relationship is over. Mediation is an effective way to help you make important decisions about all of the parts of your life that may be difficult to separate without professional assistance. Mediation is ideal for couples who are not legally married and therefore do not need to navigate the traditional court system. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN, specializes in mediation for non-married couples who have decided to separate and move forward in a positive way.

Read more ...

Early Neutral Evaluations

AMS Mediation, located in Burnsville, MN, also serves the people of Shakopee, Richfield, and Eagan, MN, and offers expert assistance in the area of Early Neutral Evaluations. Our mediation services are thorough, complete, fair, and current with best practices in mediation services. An early neutral evaluation will provide you with a better understanding of your entire divorce case which will help you decide how best to proceed through the process. This evaluation will give you specific information about the specific strengths, weaknesses and legal aspects of your divorce case so that you can make the best possible decision about how your court case will unfold.

Read more ...

Divorce Services for Conflicted Parents

For two decades, AMS Mediation has been an indispensable service for divorcing parents who are looking to end their marriages without going through the traditional court system. AMS Mediation is based in Burnsville, but also serves divorcing couples in Shakopee, Richfield, Eagan, and other communities in Minnesota. Our team understands that divorce is one of the most difficult events that adults can experience. It is often listed among life’s most familiar and difficult sources of stress, along with deaths in families, loss of jobs and other financial difficulty, and moving to a new state as leading sources of stress. Complicating matters related to divorce, parents often feel a kind of conflict that is unique in its scope and depth when children are affected by their decision to divorce.

Read more ...

Divorce Attorney Alternative

Traditional court-based divorce can be enormously expensive, stressful and time consuming. It also tends to encourage animosity between divorcing people because lawyers tend to opt for an adversarial approach in order to maximize the benefit to their clients. AMS Mediation, however, offers a divorce attorney alternative. If you work with AMS Mediation to settle your divorce, you will be taking advantage of a new and important trend in divorce law, which is the use of mediation services rather than proceeding through the courts. Almost no one decides to get married with the idea that they will one day decide to get divorced. The fairy tale of love everlasting is a powerful symbol in our society, and most of us buy into it. It is, after all, an expression of hope that we enter into a relationship with the belief that it will last forever.

Read more ...

Mediation for Divorce

Deciding to end your marriage is a big decision that may be rooted in longstanding pain, conflict and sadness. No doubt, this was not the outcome for your marriage that you had hoped for. The fact remains that as you get ready to embark on the legal and logistical issues related to settling important (and complicated) issues like division of assets, debts and property, development of a parenting plan (sometimes known as a custody agreement) and payment of child and spousal support, you have an opportunity to minimize conflict, stress and even pain and move forward after your divorce in a more positive way. Divorce mediation is an opportunity to bring closure to your marriage without additional conflict, expense and stress. AMS Mediation can help you navigate this process in a productive way that lays a foundation for future co-parenting and cooperation.

Read more ...

Female Divorce Mediator

AMS Mediation is led by Amber Serwat, an extraordinarily well trained and naturally talented female divorce mediator. Amber and the team at AMS Mediation work to provide superior divorce mediation for all people in need of such service in the communities of Burnsville, Lakeville, Shakopee, Edina, and Bloomington, Minnesota. In its history, AMS Mediation has gained a reputation for unsurpassed professionalism in the provision of its many mediation-related services.

Read more ...

Non Bias Divorce Mediation Process

One of the most important factors for effective and successful divorce mediation is the neutrality of the mediator. The very foundation of mediation hinges on this impartiality — it allows for both parties to trust the mediator, and not be concerned that the mediator will favor one party over the other. This impartiality leads to a more productive and constructive discussion where both parties can be honest and open and find solutions to the most difficult, personal and sometimes painful aspects of a divorce settlement. The team at AMS Mediation believes strongly in the no bias divorce mediation process and is committed to offering this neutrality to the clients we serve in the South Metro area, including Burnsville, Lakeville, Shakopee, Edina and Bloomington MN.

Read more ...

Family Mediator

Divorce is difficult for all involved — the two parties who have decided to separate their lives must find their path forward on their own, in perhaps a very different direction than expected. The children in the family also have to adjust to a new schedule, a new home and splitting their time between their two parents. These dramatic and sometimes unwanted life changes can result in family conflict, high emotions, resentment, anger and at the very least many difficult questions about a new future. A family mediator can help sort out a wide variety of important issues related to finances, parenting agreements, and other unique issues that impact your family. AMS Mediation specializes in partnering with families in Burnsville, MN to provide affordable, effective, client-centered mediation services to help families forge a path forward that works for them.

Read more ...