AMS Mediation Blog

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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Tips For Parenting During Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Tips For Parenting During DivorceOne of the biggest concerns we hear from divorcing parents is about the welfare of the children from the marriage. Your children did not have anything to do with why you and your partner decided to part ways, but many kids end up feeling at fault and struggle for many years after a divorce. There are ways to protect your children during and after divorce that can allow them to grow and move forward in a healthy way.


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Is a Divorce Mediation Settlement Legal?

by Amber M. Serwat

Is a Divorce Mediation Settlement Legal? The final product of the divorce mediation process is called a Memorandum of Agreement. This document can contain details about your settlement, including information about how you will divide your property, your parenting plan and/or custody agreement and even details about spousal support or child support payments. This agreement is not legally binding until it has been submitted to the Courts and the Court has accepted it. Generally, after you complete the mediation process, you and your ex hire


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Relationship Changes During COVID-19

by Amber M. Serwat

Relationship Changes during COVID-19We have heard a lot in the last few months about how the Covid-19 pandemic does not care about borders, religious and political affiliation, and most other categories that organize our society. This is true—the virus that has changed our world so dramatically in such a short time does not care about much other than spreading to a new carrier, whoever that may be. But the novel coronavirus is not the only force of nature


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Child Custody Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Mediation The majority of parents whose marriages end in divorce are people who love their children more than anything. The nature of marital conflict, however, can result in parents expressing their love for their children in ways that provoke disagreement. It is entirely possible for both parents to believe that they love their children perfectly, while also believing that their divorcing spouse’s love for their children is all wrong


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Virtual ADR Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Virtual ADR ServicesWhile none of us would choose to be fighting the COVID-19 pandemic this year, we can all agree that this is a time to keep our community safe. AMS Mediation has made a commitment to safely offer Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services during this uncertain time. This means that you can work with our team virtually to resolve issues related to divorce, child custody, parenting disputes and many others. We have transitioned our services online so that you are able to move forward with the issues you face


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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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