AMS Mediation Blog

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Mediator

by Amber M. Serwat

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Mediator If you and your spouse have decided that you are going to move forward with a mediated divorce, one of the first and most important steps to take is choosing a mediator to work with. The role of a mediator is to be a neutral, third party and help facilitate discussions that can result in compromise and solutions for the many aspects of your divorce. It is important that both you and your divorcing spouse trust the mediator you choose and feel comfortable communicating with them.


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How can Mediation help?

by Amber M. Serwat

How can Mediation help?Mediation is a very effective way to settle the important terms of your divorce, rather than having to go through the tough, painful, lengthy and costly litigation process. The state of Minnesota encourages all couples to attempt an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process BEFORE bringing their case to court. Mediation is the most common ADR process because it provides a forum where a neutral third party (your mediator) facilitates communication between the two parties (and their attorneys if applicable) to promote a settlement. AMS Mediation provides affordable, client-centered mediation services for couples that empowers them to resolve issues in a fair and healthy way.


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What to Expect from Mediation?

by Amber M. Serwat

What to Expect from Mediation?AMS Mediation lets you know what to expect from mediation. You have at least one thing in common with many others who have found themselves searching for a mediator. In most cases, the expectations that people have prior to working with a mediator have to do with the enforce-ability of the agreements reached and whether or not the process will be fair. If the mediator with whom you are working is as well trained and experienced as Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation, it is likely that your expectations will be exceeded.


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Amicable or Uncontested Divorce in Minnesota

by Amber M. Serwat

Amicable or Uncontested Divorce in MinnesotaNot much about a divorce feels lucky when you are going through it. However, you truly can consider yourself lucky if you have an amicable or uncontested divorce because it allows you to navigate the divorce process in less time, with less stress, and less financial and emotional cost. An amicable or uncontested divorce in Minnesota is one in which both parties agree to the terms of the divorce including the division of joint property, child custody, child support and spousal support (also known as alimony). Even when you have an amicable or uncontested divorce, however, there are many important details to work out in order to finalize your divorce.


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Mediation MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Mediation MNThe benefits of mediation are numerous. Those benefits are heightened when you work with AMS Mediation. Many of us have an aversion to conflict, and sometimes that aversion tends to become more pronounced when it occurs within a marriage and/or a family unit. Mediation, by definition, helps people in conflict to experience it better, more effectively, and with less discomfort. AMS Mediation’s expertise in mediation MN enhances the impact of mediation’s positive impact on the conflict you are going through.


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Burnsville Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

Burnsville MediationFor many, divorce only happens once in your lifetime, if at all. It is considered a major life event, filled with stress, emotion and a great deal of uncertainty. Part of that stress and uncertainty comes from the unknown – life as you know it is changing, you may have to relocate, share custody of your children and rethink financial decisions. The divorce process can contribute to the stress as well – after all, you’ve likely never been through a divorce before.


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