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Divorce Attorney Alternatives in Minnesota

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce Attorney Alternatives in Minnesota Are you looking for a way to minimize the overall conflict that you experience during divorce? If you are like many couples who have made the extremely difficult decision to divorce, you may be looking for a way to complete the final aspects of the process without hiring divorce attorneys and heading to court. Divorce mediation offers a highly effective, less expensive and less expensive alternative to hiring a divorce attorney in Minnesota. AMS Mediation is a leading divorce mediation company in MN, ready to partner with you to resolve the outstanding issues you face as you navigate your divorce.

Traditional litigation to settle divorce is what many assume is the only option for couples in the US. While this may have been the case


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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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Divorcing Couples Services Near Me

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorcing Couples Services Near MeWe have all heard the statistics – in the United States, nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. While it is never what is intended, divorce can be a decision that is necessary and even best for all involved. AMS Mediation offers services for divorcing couples in Burnsville, MN including alternative dispute resolution services for divorce and issues around custody and co-parenting. If you find yourself pursuing divorce, you should know that it does not have to result in a bitter court battle that is financially draining.


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Grounds for Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Grounds for DivorceIf you are considering divorce and have questions about the legal definitions and what the courts consider grounds for divorce, AMS Mediation can help. Our team stays current with Minnesota divorce law and can provide you support, advice and guidance about how best to proceed through the process, should you decide to pursue a divorce. Regulations about what type of circumstances must be in place in order to get a divorce are known as grounds for divorce. Common grounds for divorce include adultery, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. Different states accept different grounds for divorce.

Grounds for divorce fall into one of two broad categories: fault and no-fault divorces. Minnesota is known as a no-fault state, which means that you do not have to prove that your spouse was at fault in order for a court to grant your divorce.


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How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

How to Prepare for Divorce MediationThe divorce mediation process can be tailored to the unique needs of a couple, but there are things that you can do ahead of time to prepare for the process. AMS Mediation specializes in divorce mediation for couples in Minnesota. Here are 5 tips for how to prepare for divorce mediation so that you can put yourself in the best position for success.


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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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