AMS Mediation Blog

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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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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Creating Workable Parenting Protocols

by Amber M. Serwat

Creating Workable Parenting Protocols If you have decided that the best path forward for your family is divorce, developing a strong and fair parenting plan can be one of the most significant challenges. Parents tend not to agree on how to divide time with their children, in large part because they love them so much and cannot envision life without seeing them every day. But, the harsh reality with divorce is that developing a custody agreement (also known as a parenting plan) is what needs to happen in order to move forward with your life. AMS Mediation understands how difficult this aspect of a divorce can be and has extensive experience creating workable parenting protocols to set limits, define boundaries and expectations so that a child custody agreement can be successful for a family.


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Post-Decree Modification in MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Post-Decree Modification in MNSigning divorce papers may mean the end of your marriage, but for many, this does not always signal the end of conflict and/or issues to resolve. There are times when issues need to be re-visited because of life changes that are not predictable at the time of divorce. A Post-decree modification is when a couple faces a problem or conflict that needs resolution after a divorce is final. AMS Mediation can help you navigate these issues and determine whether you can resolve this issue using mediation rather than another litigation proceeding.

Most often, post-decree modification requests are related to issues around custody and/or finances. It is impossible to predict how


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Minnesota Custody Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

Minnesota Custody MediationChild custody can be one of the most difficult and messy parts of your divorce. Your children are the most important thing to both you and your ex and sharing custody is perhaps the biggest transition after a divorce is final. Problems can come up, situations change, and unexpected life events can create serious custody issues that must be resolved. Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation helps families struggling with custody issues


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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 — 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. 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!

 

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

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