AMS Mediation Blog

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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Getting Divorced in 2020

by Amber M. Serwat

Getting Divorced in 2020The time in which we are living has as much uncertainty as any time since, perhaps, the turbulent 1960s. It is almost impossible to be unaffected by these issues. If circumstances in your home are further complicating life, we at AMS Mediation want you to know that there are pathways forward to help, even during these uncertain times. If you and your spouse are on the path to Getting Divorced in 2020, AMS Mediation is ready to help you through our divorce mediation process.


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Child Custody Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Mediation The majority of parents whose marriages end in divorce are people who love their children more than anything. The nature of marital conflict, however, can result in parents expressing their love for their children in ways that provoke disagreement. It is entirely possible for both parents to believe that they love their children perfectly, while also believing that their divorcing spouse’s love for their children is all wrong


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Benefits of ENE in Dakota County MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Benefits of ENE in Dakota County MNThe Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) process is an Alternative Dispute Resolution tool that offers a family information about both the strengths and weaknesses of their case and a projected outcome of a trial so that they can factor this information into their thinking as they decide how to proceed. AMS Mediation offers Early Neutral Evaluation services to families in Dakota County, Minnesota who are struggling to determine how to move forward effectively. Our neutral evaluator can present


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Understanding the Divorce Process in Dakota County, Minnesota

by Amber M. Serwat

Understanding the Divorce Process in Dakota County, MinnesotaWhen we get married, most of us do not consider the possibility that our marriage will end in divorce. So, there is simply no reason to think much about the divorce process. However, when life takes an unexpected turn and we determine that ending our marriage is the best decision, understanding the divorce process quickly becomes very relevant and more important. If you live in Dakota County, Minnesota, AMS Mediation can guide you through this process.


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Divorce Conflict Resolution Apple Valley, MN

by Amber M. SerwatThe difficult decision to alter the makeup of a family unit usually does not come easily. By the time a couple decides to get a divorce there can be a history of conflicts that need to be addressed in an effective manner. Beginning the process by choosing a skilled...
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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.

 

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 https://zoom.us/download.

 

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 gayle@amsmediationplus.com.

 

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!

 

Sincerely,
Amber Serwat & Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

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