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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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Communication Coach Near Me

by Amber M. Serwat

Communication Coach Near MeThere are many reasons couples decide to divorce. One very common issue is a lack of or difficulty with communication. Communication problems are at the root of many of the issues that cause divorce. Even if you have decided that your marriage cannot be saved, there are reasons to continue to work on strengthening communication during the divorce process and ever after the divorce. For example, communication is a critical part of co-parenting after divorce. A communication coach can help you improve communication, reduce conflict, and develop strategies to solve issues well after your divorce is final. Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation is a trusted local communication coach in Burnsville, MN. Amber will tailor her approach to your specific needs


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Will Divorce Mediation Work for Us?

by Amber M. Serwat

Will Divorce Mediation Work for Us?  Divorce mediation is a tool that can be used by couples to settle the important terms of a divorce, without having to proceed through the court system. There are many benefits to using mediation – it is less expensive than litigation, takes less time to resolve your divorce, and is very often less stressful. You may wonder if divorce mediation is a good fit for you and would work for your specific divorce case. AMS Mediation serves couples in Apple Valley, MN and can help you answer the questions you have about divorce mediation and your specific set of circumstances.

Divorce mediation can benefit the vast majority of couples seeking a divorce.


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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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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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