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Divorce After COVID-19

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce After COVID-19Divorce rates have taken a nosedive during the pandemic as families have had to juggle a new life with COVID restrictions, financial/job uncertainty, children completing school from home and health related concerns. We will not know for some time whether this is a trend that will continue or if divorce rates will bounce back once the pandemic is in our rearview mirror. Some experts predict that divorce rates will

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Adjusting To Life After A Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Adjusting To Life After A Divorce - Divorce Help in MNIt is easy to get caught up in all of the pain and emotional distress during the divorce process. In fact, it can feel like it will never end. No matter what drove you and your ex to divorce, for most couples it is difficult to let go of the marriage and leave the pain behind. The traditional divorce process – litigation – can increase the conflict and the pain. Divorce mediation is another way to navigate the divorce process that can…

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Should We Try Divorce Mediation?

by Amber M. Serwat

Should We Try Divorce MediationWhen most of us think of divorce, we think of courtrooms, a judge and two lawyers battling it out for custody and family heirlooms. In reality, however, divorce can be handled more calmly without that additional conflict. Divorce mediation allows you to settle all the terms of your divorce – including child custody, division of property and spousal maintenance – without a court battle. In fact, the Minnesota courts actually encourage all couples seeking divorce in our state to try mediation before litigation. This may leave you wondering whether you should give it a try.

Reasons To Consider Divorce Mediation First:

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FAQs Regarding Divorce Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

FAQs Regarding Divorce MediationIf you are moving forward with a divorce from your spouse, you probably have a lot of questions about the process. The first step is to decide if you are going to settle your divorce using divorce mediation or litigation through the courts. Below you will find the answers to some very common questions about divorce mediation that can help you make sense and prepare for the process.

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Why Choose Divorce Mediation Services?

by Amber M. Serwat

Why Choose Divorce Mediation ServicesThe pandemic that has so deeply affected our society has also taken a toll on how we relate to each other. For most people, interactions with others have been severely curbed. For some people, it has felt like the small cracks in their marital relationships have become much bigger. In some cases, the reality of having to remain in a living situation with a spouse who has become more difficult to live with has led to fears of domestic abuse, and in some circumstances, it has led to actual domestic abuse. AMS Mediation can help you find relief from those kinds of circumstances. We are here to serve any couple who has decided that it is time to end their marriage, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just reach out to us today and be divorce in a matter of a few months.

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Getting Started With Divorce Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

Getting Started With Divorce Mediation The divorce process is overwhelming by any standard. It is difficult emotionally, financially and logistically, especially if you share children. Making the difficult decision to divorce is the first step toward building a new life for yourself. If you are unsure about how to get started with the process, our team is here to help. AMS Mediation offers a free one-hour consultation for couples who are looking for more information about the divorce process. During this consultation, we can go over

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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.


Offering All Services Virtually

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. All services are currently available through virtually. We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at


Limited In-Person Services

We have resumed limited in-person services for sessions with 1 or 2 participants scheduled for a maximum of 2 hours. Masks are required in our building and in session. Availability is subject to change based on local regulations and CDC guidelines.


Office Hours

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492. Gayle can be reached via email at


New Clients Welcome

We 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 continue to adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, stay resilient, and stay healthy!


Amber Serwat & Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

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