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Things To Know Before You Get Divorced

by Amber M. Serwat

Things to Know Before You Get DivorcedWhether you have been thinking about divorce for weeks, months or even years, moving forward with the divorce process can be jolting and unexpectedly stressful. Here are some important things to keep in mind before you begin the process:

1. It is normal to feel many emotions: Even if you are the one initiating the divorce, it is normal to feel sadness, anger, frustration, loss and anxiety


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Communication Strategies During Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Communication Strategies During DivorcePoor communication – or lack of communication – is one of the most common reasons that a marriage fails. When communication breaks down between a couple, trust can be impacted, and intimacy is difficult to maintain. Divorce is an unfortunate and difficult consequence. If you have decided to move forward with your life apart, then you may be considering divorce. As ironic as it may sound, communication is an important


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How to Prepare For Divorce In Minnesota

by Amber M. Serwat

How to Prepare For Divorce In MinnesotaNo one thinks that they are headed for a divorce when they say, “I do”. Yet, unfortunately many couples end up realizing that their marriage is no longer working, and that divorce is the best path forward. How do you prepare yourself and your family for this? Here are some tips to help you and your family get ready for what is ahead:

1. Focus on your future: If you have made the decision to divorce, this has probably been on your mind for quite some time. Focusing on your future, rather than your past is one way to cope with the stress and difficulty


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Co-Parenting in 2021 During Pandemic

by Amber M. Serwat

Co-Parenting in 2021 During PandemicOne of the most difficult issues that divorced parents face during the pandemic is how best (and safely) to manage parenting time. Co-parenting is challenging even without the stress of virtual school, working from home, and potential exposures to COVID-19. Taking the time to sit down with the help of a mediator or co-parenting coach to help map out a plan that will work for you. AMS Mediation can help you with this process


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Do I Need a Communication Coach?

by Amber M. Serwat

Do I Need a Communication CoachOne of the most important components in a marriage is communication. In fact, when couples are asked why they decided to divorce, many point to failed or poor communication as the root cause of their marital problems. One thing that is important to recognize is that if you share children, the need for strong communication does not end when you sign your divorce papers. In fact, it is more important than ever to develop a clear and open path for communication once your divorce is over and you are both leading separate lives. A communication coach can help you communicate effectively, reduce overall conflict and focus on workable solutions


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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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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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