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A Beginners Guide to Divorce Mediation

A Beginners Guide to Divorce MediationOne thing most of us have in common when we go through a divorce is that we are beginners. You have experience with a divorce because you have not been through it before. However, this can create some additional stress about the process. Divorce mediation has become a highly effective and popular mechanism for settling the terms of a divorce, with many people choosing it over litigation. If you are beginning the divorce process for the first time, here are some basic principles that will help you navigate it successfully:

● Divorce mediation is less expensive and less time consuming than litigation.

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What Do I Need To Know Before I Divorce In Minnesota?

What Do I Need To Know Before I Divorce In MinnesotaIf you are moving forward with a divorce from your spouse, there are several things that you should know before you begin the process if you live in Minnesota. Below is a list of some of the top issues to consider.

1. It does not matter who is at fault: Minnesota is a no-fault divorce state which means that the court does need to see that one of the parties did something wrong. The court will not factor in infidelity or other marital issues when deciding to grant a divorce.

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Effective Tool To Settle All Aspects Of Divorce

Effective Tool To Settle All Aspects Of DivorceIn the state of Minnesota, you and your spouse have the same rights when it comes to getting divorce. Minnesota is a “no-fault” divorce state, so the reason behind a divorce is not taken into consideration by the court. In fact, the court actually requires that every couple attempt an alternative dispute resolution process before proceeding through the court system. So, if you have made the decision to pursue divorce

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Reasons To Consider A Mediated Divorce

Reasons To Consider A Mediated DivorceDid you know that you do not have to hire a lawyer and go through the courts to finalize the terms of your divorce? Despite how the media portrays divorce on TV, it can be quite different than you might imagine. In fact, the state of Minnesota actually requires that couples who want to divorce and do not have any history of domestic violence first try an alternative dispute resolution like divorce mediation before litigation. This is in part because the court schedules are booked so far in advance that divorce can take many months just to align an attorney and a judge’s schedule.

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Divorce Trends In 2023

Effective Virtual Mediation Services Plymouth, MinnesotaDivorce and separation has been a major life event for couples for many years. That is nothing new. However, there are things you should know if you are heading toward a divorce in 2023 that might help you navigate the process. First, there is a wide range of timelines for divorce, depending on how you choose to settle your divorce and whether or not you go through the legal system. In the state of Minnesota, it is important to note that the courts actually require you to participate

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Minnesota Divorce Coach Support Services

Minnesota Divorce Support ServicesYou may need many different types of support as you go through the divorce process. You may need the love and support of your family, friends and co-workers, and you may lean on your pastor, spiritual leader, or another personal mentor for advice and support. In terms of professional support, this can also be extremely effective and helpful, so that you can make informed decisions about your future. AMS Mediation offers divorce

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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. Gabe 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 & Gabe Frye
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

Divorce Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services - Amber Serwat Mediation

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