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Divorce And Your Kid’s Well-being

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce And Your Kid’s Well-beingSupporting your kids’ needs and keeping in mind that their well-being is the most important outcome of a divorce is a very important part of the process. Given the intense emotion between you and your spouse, this can be a very challenging task. Below are some tips for supporting your children during the divorce/ongoing post divorce challenges and helping them continue to thrive, even during this difficult time:

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Custody Mediation Services Offered

by Amber M. Serwat

Custody Mediation ServicesFor couples who are not married and share children, decisions about custody after a break-up can be incredibly difficult and complicated. Custody mediation is a highly effective way to resolve these issues without a costly court battle. AMS Mediation specializes in custody mediation and can help you and your ex come up with

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Making The Divorce Process Easier

by Amber M. Serwat

Making the Divorce Process EasierDivorce is widely regarded as one of the most difficult and stressful life events. It is often mentioned in the same breath as a death in the family, job loss, moving and major illness. However, you should know that there are ways to ease the stress of the divorce process. While you may not be able to navigate the process with no stress, you can do it in such a way that the stress is manageable. Mediation is one way to resolve the difficult issues without having to go through a court battle, which can be the cause for much of the financial and emotional stress of divorce. AMS Mediation specializes in providing divorce mediation services for Minnesota couples who are moving forward with a divorce and would like to find a way to do this with less stress and conflict. Give us a call today.

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Child’s Best Interest in Minnesota Law

by Amber M. Serwat

Child’s Best Interest in Minnesota Law When you separate from your partner or decide that you are ready for a divorce, child custody can be one of the most difficult things to negotiate. In most cases, both parties indicate that they want what is best for the child (or children) but practically speaking–there may be different views on exactly what that is. If you are struggling to agree on the best path forward related to child custody, the Minnesota court system may

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Post-Decree Modification in MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Post-Decree Modification in MNSigning divorce papers may mean the end of your marriage, but for many, this does not always signal the end of conflict and/or issues to resolve. There are times when issues need to be re-visited because of life changes that are not predictable at the time of divorce. A Post-decree modification is when a couple faces a problem or conflict that needs resolution after a divorce is final. AMS Mediation can help you navigate these issues and determine whether you can resolve this issue using mediation rather than another litigation proceeding.

Most often, post-decree modification requests are related to issues around custody and/or finances. It is impossible to predict how

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Minnesota Custody Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

Minnesota Custody MediationChild custody can be one of the most difficult and messy parts of your divorce. Your children are the most important thing to both you and your ex and sharing custody is perhaps the biggest transition after a divorce is final. Problems can come up, situations change, and unexpected life events can create serious custody issues that must be resolved. Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation helps families struggling with custody issues

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The safety of clients, ourselves, and colleagues is our top priority while we remain available to assist you as you navigate the new and uncharted territory caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


Offering All Services Virtually

While providing virtual ADR services was not part of our plan, we have made the necessary accommodations to ensure we can continue to serve our clients during these unsettling times. All services are currently available through virtually. We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at


Limited In-Person Services

We have resumed limited in-person services for sessions with 1 or 2 participants scheduled for a maximum of 2 hours. Masks are required in our building and in session. Availability is subject to change based on local regulations and CDC guidelines.


Office Hours

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492. Gayle can be reached via email at


New Clients Welcome

We offer free 1-hour divorce consultations via Zoom. Potential PC and PTE clients are invited to schedule a free 15-minute phone call. Please call 952.252.1492 to set up an appointment. We are here to help!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all continue to adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, stay resilient, and stay healthy!


Amber Serwat & Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

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