AMS Mediation Blog

Child Custody After COVID-19

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody After COVID-19COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down in many ways. Many of us have been working from home for more than a year, some of our kids have not gone to in-person school since last March, and masks have become everyone’s new accessory. COVID-19 has also disrupted child custody cases all over the country, including in Minnesota. Now that we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, you may be ready to get back into your


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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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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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Remote Alternative Divorce Dispute Resolution Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Remote Alternative Dispute Resolution ServicesWhile no one wished for the COVID-19 pandemic to descend on our country and the world, it has. For now, we should all follow health guidelines and practice social distancing when possible and wear face coverings to protect ourselves and others from the spread of the disease. These changes have disrupted nearly every aspect of our lives, and many local businesses have been forced to adapt to meet the moment.


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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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Custody Evaluator (CE) in Dakota County, Minnesota

by Amber M. Serwat

Custody Evaluator (CE) in Dakota County, MinnesotaAMS Mediation offers divorcing couples the services of a professional Custody Evaluator (CE) for those living in Dakota County, Minnesota. Couples who decide to get divorced experience a great deal of stress. When a divorcing couple also share children, the stress is magnified. A custody evaluation involves a professional assessment of what is in the best interest of your children regarding the custody agreement in your divorce settlement. The process involves extensive interviews and psychological assessments to ensure that your children are put in the best possible situation following your divorce. AMS Mediation’s custody evaluation process often involves observing the parents’ interactions with their children


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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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