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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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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Divorce Mediation Near Me

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce Mediation Near MeIf you and your spouse are looking to minimize the stress and pain associated with your decision to divorce, consider the divorce mediation services offered by AMS Mediation. We are experts in divorce mediation, including all aspects of Minnesota divorce law. Divorce mediation has many advantages over the more well-known alternative, the court-based divorce process. First, mediated divorce controls costs far better than court-based divorce proceedings, which almost always require that each person hire an attorney to represent them in the proceedings.


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Cost Effective Mediation for My Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Cost Effective Mediation for My DivorceDivorce can come at a high cost both financially and emotionally. It is widely considered one of the most stressful life events and for good reason. Separating all of the details of your life, your property, your assets, your debts and your emotional attachment from your spouse is complicated and difficult. Mediation is a tool that can help you resolve these issues in a timely manner so that you can keep these costs down and move forward…


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Key Factors in a Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Key Factors in a DivorceDivorce is a pivotal moment in your life – and it can certainly be one of the most stressful and difficult decisions you will ever make. If you and your spouse have decided to move forward with divorce, there are likely many reasons that you can point to that led you to this decision. Infidelity, financial stress, and communication issues are some of the most common catalysts for divorce. If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision that divorce is the best next step for you and your family, you want to keep some key factors in mind as you navigate the process.


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