AMS Mediation Blog

Court Custody Evaluation in MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Court Custody Evaluation in MNChild custody agreements are very often one of the most contentious and highly contested aspects of a divorce settlement. You and your ex likely have very different opinions about how much time your children should spend with you versus how much time they should spend with your ex-spouse. Emotion and conflict can be high. and resolution is often difficult to find. If you and your ex are not able to reach an agreement about how


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Explaining Divorce to Children in 2020

by Amber M. Serwat

Explaining Divorce to Children in 2020Finding the words to explain to your kids why you and your spouse are divorcing can be deeply upsetting and extremely difficult. In fact, the discussion may prove to be one of the most difficult that you have in your life. Preparing for this conversation is important. The most important think to remember is your children come first. Here are some tips for explaining divorce to children in 2020:


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Divorcing Couples Services Near Me

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorcing Couples Services Near MeWe have all heard the statistics – in the United States, nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. While it is never what is intended, divorce can be a decision that is necessary and even best for all involved. AMS Mediation offers services for divorcing couples in Burnsville, MN including alternative dispute resolution services for divorce and issues around custody and co-parenting. If you find yourself pursuing divorce, you should know that it does not have to result in a bitter court battle that is financially draining.


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Divorce and Teenagers

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce and TeenagersThe teenage years are characterized by many significant changes. Bodies are growing and changing rapidly, and academics are getting more serious. Family relationships during the teenage years are extremely important, as kids grow into adults, assert their independence and really discover themselves. If you are going through a divorce and have teenage children, AMS Mediation can help you and your teenagers during the process.


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Splitting Child Time Fairly with My Soon to be Ex

by Amber M. Serwat

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.


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Key Factors in a Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Key Factors in a DivorceDivorce is a pivotal moment in your life – and it can certainly be one of the most stressful and difficult decisions you will ever make. If you and your spouse have decided to move forward with divorce, there are likely many reasons that you can point to that led you to this decision. Infidelity, financial stress, and communication issues are some of the most common catalysts for divorce. If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision that divorce is the best next step for you and your family, you want to keep some key factors in mind as you navigate the process.


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A MESSAGE FROM AMS LLC RE: COVID-19

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.

STILL WORKING

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. We are now working remotely and ensure the ongoing availability of mediation, PC, PTE and other ADR services.

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492.

We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at zoom.us/download.

NEW CLIENTS WELCOME

We continue to 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 adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, remain resilient and stay healthy!

Amber Serwat and Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional and ADR Assistant

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