AMS Mediation Blog

Dividing Your Property When You Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Dividing Your Property when You DivorceDividing your property, assets and debts in a fair and equitable way can be one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce settlement. Divorce mediation gives you the opportunity to work with your spouse to come up with your own standard of fairness, rather than leaving this in the hands of a judge. Even if the end of your marriage was characterized by intense conflict, mediation may help you find a way forward with less financial


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Divorce Mediation Trend in Minnesota

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce Mediation Trend in MinnesotaWhile 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


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Easing the Stress of a Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Easing the Stress of a DivorceIt is widely known that divorce is considered one of the most stressful of all life events, often mentioned in the same list as the death of a spouse or loved one, moving, being fired from your job and personal injury or illness. Finding ways to ease this stress proactively can be important as you navigate the divorce process. One way to significantly reduce the stress of a divorce is avoiding costly litigation. Divorce mediation offers you a way to settle your divorce with less conflict, less of a financial burden and in less time than a court battle. AMS Mediation can help you through every step of this process. Here are some additional tips for easing the stress of a divorce.


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Twin Cities Top Divorce Mediator

by Amber M. Serwat

Twin Cities Top Divorce MediatorWhen you decide to pursue a divorce, it is important to hire the best possible support to help you navigate the process. For some individuals, this may involve hiring a divorce attorney and beginning the difficult process of a court battle. For others, you may want to consider divorce mediation to settle the important aspects of your divorce like division of property, child custody and child and/or spousal support. Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation is a leading divorce mediator in Burnsville, MN, who has spent her career helping families through divorce. She has built a strong reputation for being a top Twin Cities top divorce mediator because she understands Minnesota law, can help facilitate positive and productive conversation and has personal experience with divorce.


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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)


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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


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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

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!

Amber Serwat and Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional and ADR Assistant

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