AMS Mediation Blog

Managing Emotions During Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Managing Emotions during DivorceWhen you go through a divorce, it is normal to experience a flood of emotions. You may feel a range of emotions including sadness, anger, frustration, denial, and even grief. You should know that this is a perfectly normal part of the divorce process. In fact, for many, you go through a grieving process somewhat similar to the loss of a loved one. Finding a way to manage these emotions during divorce can be a critical step in healing


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Creating Workable Parenting Protocols

by Amber M. Serwat

Creating Workable Parenting Protocols If you have decided that the best path forward for your family is divorce, developing a strong and fair parenting plan can be one of the most significant challenges. Parents tend not to agree on how to divide time with their children, in large part because they love them so much and cannot envision life without seeing them every day. But, the harsh reality with divorce is that developing a custody agreement (also known as a parenting plan) is what needs to happen in order to move forward with your life. AMS Mediation understands how difficult this aspect of a divorce can be and has extensive experience creating workable parenting protocols to set limits, define boundaries and expectations so that a child custody agreement can be successful for a family.


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Divorce Help in MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce Help in MNFor most people who experience divorce, there are varying degrees of vulnerability associated with the experience. And vulnerability almost always leaves one feeling like they could benefit from the help and knowledge of others. Friends, family, co-workers, clergy members and professionals can all lend valuable support during this difficult time. Few experiences in life lead to a feeling of greater vulnerability than divorce


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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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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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