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Helping Kids Through Your Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Helping Kids Through Your DivorceOne of the most difficult aspects of a divorce for parents is the impact it has on their children. Sitting down with your kids to let them know that you have decided to separate is extremely difficult emotionally for all involved. If you are able to communicate clearly and plan well, you can minimize the pain that your children will feel. Of course, there is no way to take all of the pain away – divorce is hard.


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Co-Parenting Coach

by Amber M. Serwat

Co-Parenting Coach
When you sign your divorce papers, it is tempting to believe that the interactions between you and your spouse are over. Divorce is the end of your marriage, but if you share children, it is the beginning of a new phase of your relationship. Co-parenting is extremely important for your children and can be done successfully, even if your marriage was high in conflict.


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Important First Steps to Take Toward a Healthy Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Important First Steps to Take Toward a Healthy DivorceMany couples think about divorce for months or even years before they take the first step toward a separation. It is such a huge decision and because it is not one that we make often in our lives, it can be overwhelming to think about the necessary steps to take. AMS Mediation can help you navigate the divorce process from start to finish. No matter what stage you find yourself in, we can sit down with you and help you identify action items


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Child Custody Mediator in Dakota County Approved

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Mediator in Dakota County ApprovedBy now, most people are aware of the benefits of mediation services over those that involve the traditional court process. The higher cost of litigation alone has caused many people to seek mediation over the more familiar and traditional court processes. One more specific aspect of mediation that has great advantages over court-based processes is child custody. AMS Mediation is an approved child custody mediator


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Practical Advice For Divorcing in 2020

by Amber M. Serwat

Practical Advice For Divorcing in 2020In a year like no other, 2020 has brought its fair share of uncertainty, stress and fear to families all over the country. With families spending much more time in their homes together, conflict is sometimes unavoidable. If you have contemplated divorce in the past but are feeling more certain than ever that it is the best path forward for you and your family, here are some practical tips for navigating your divorce in 2020:


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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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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.

 

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 https://zoom.us/download.

 

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 gayle@amsmediationplus.com.

 

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!

 

Sincerely,
Amber Serwat & Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

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