AMS Mediation Blog

Is Alimony Granted in Minnesota?

by Amber M. Serwat

If you are considering a divorce you may be wondering about the financial impact of divorce and whether you will be able to support yourself on your own. Alimony is the payment from one spouse to another (generally from the spouse who makes more money to the spouse who makes less). Is it granted in the state of Minnesota? The short answer is – yes. Minnesota has a law pertaining to alimony (Minnesota Code § 518.552)


Read Full Article →

Burnsville Mediator | Evaluations, Parenting & Coaching Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Evaluations, Parenting & Coaching ServicesAMS Mediation offers a wide range of alternative dispute resolution services that can help you navigate many different problems and issues related to divorce and co-parenting. Our staff focuses on a client-centered approach which empowers you and your family to regain control over your life, your decisions and your future. Our team is professional, efficient, respectful and compassionate, understanding that these issues


Read Full Article →

Minnesota Divorce Mediation Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Minnesota Divorce Mediation ServicesWhile most of us assume that divorces are generally settled by a judge in the courts, this trend is quickly changing. The Minnesota court system actually now requires all couples to use an Alternative Dispute Resolution technique like mediation to settle the terms of a divorce BEFORE you appear in court. Mediation is widely regarded as a highly effective way to resolve issues such as division of property, development of a parenting plan (or custody agreement) and determination of whether child or spousal support is necessary in your case.


Read Full Article →

Divorce Mediation Dakota County MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce Mediation Dakota County MNDeciding to seek a divorce from your spouse is among the most difficult decisions an individual will make. It is also true that the decision to finalize a divorce can usher in the most stressful time in your life. What may be less well known is that how you choose to end your marriage can significantly reduce the stress and difficulty of that decision.


Read Full Article →

Child Custody Mediation in Dakota County MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Mediation in Dakota County MNMaking decisions about child custody can be difficult. A court will look at many factors when deciding how a child spends his/her time. These factors include the child’s preference (if old enough to communicate it), the quality of the relationship between each parent, the mental and physical health of each parent and work obligations for the parents.


Read Full Article →

Divorce Mediation in Dakota County MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce Mediation in Dakota County MNWhen it becomes clear that your marriage is not going to make it, it is natural to experience an extreme and emotional response. You may feel depressed, intense sadness, or be so overcome by a sense of loss that you express anger in ways that you never have before. For many people, the ideal of marriage becomes an extraordinarily heavy weight to carry when they realize that divorce is inevitable. AMS Mediation specializes in Divorce Mediation in Dakota County, MN, and offers an alternative to stressful and expensive divorce, which can offer a way out from the extreme emotions that you may be experiencing.


Read Full Article →