AMS Mediation Blog

Affordable Divorce Options in Minnesota

by Amber M. Serwat

Affordable Divorce Options in MinnesotaDivorce is extremely stressful in many ways – emotionally, physically and financially.  The emotional and physical impact are natural parts of grieving the loss of your marriage and, to an extent, must run its course. However, there are things that you can do to minimize the negative financial impact of a divorce. AMS Mediation offers comprehensive mediation services and focuses on helping you and your family navigate divorce while conserving financial resources.
Conserve Financial Resources During Divorce
Many decisions that you and your divorcing spouse must make during the settlement process will impact your current financial state.

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What is Involved in a Custody Evaluation?

by Amber M. Serwat

What is Involved in a Custody Evaluation? | Custody Evaluator MNChild custody evaluations occur frequently when custody is in question for divorcing couples, and AMS Mediation is uniquely qualified to help you through this process. Even though custody evaluations are used to ensure that the needs of your children are met, the process can still produce stress and anxiety for divorcing parents. In general, a child custody evaluation is a process by which a mental health professional evaluates the parents and children, and then makes a recommendation to the court regarding custody and visitation.

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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.


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


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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