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Benefits Of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Benefits Of Alternative Dispute Resolution ServicesIf you are considering a divorce, you have likely heard the term “alternative dispute resolution”. The Minnesota courts and many divorce attorneys will actually recommend that couples try an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) technique before proceeding through the court system. An alternative dispute resolution service can be used to settle the terms of a divorce, a child custody agreement and/or an agreement for

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Factors To Consider About A Potential Divorce

Factors To Consider About A Potential Divorce Are you and your partner considering a divorce but are not sure whether or how to proceed? It is a huge life decision that often takes a couple months or even years to make. As a divorce mediation firm, our business comes from helping families navigate the divorce process – sure – but we always start from the same place. Are you sure that you are ready to move forward? Are you sure that your marriage cannot be saved? Here are some other factors to consider about a potential divorce as you make this important decision:

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Divorce Takes How Long In Minnesota?

How Long Does A Divorce Take In Minnesota?Many people assume that settling the terms of a divorce has to take many months to complete. Of course, that can be true, especially if you and your spouse decide to hire divorce attorneys and take your divorce to the traditional court system. However, because of several factors, including that the court system in Minnesota is significantly backed up, it can take an extensive period of time to align the schedules of the court with your respective attorneys. This long process can create more stress (emotional and financial), more anxiety, and even more conflict between you and your ex. This process can last anywhere from six months to two years. During that time, it can be difficult to move forward with your separate lives

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Questions Regarding The Divorce Mediation Process

Questions Regarding The Divorce Mediation ProcessAs a leader in divorce mediation in Minnesota, we often get questions about how the process works and whether the process can work for even a complex divorce. We have compiled a list of the most common questions we get about divorce mediation and our answers so you can make an informed decision about moving forward with the process. You may also give us a call for answers to any questions you may have.

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Minnesota Divorce Support Services In 2023

Minnesota Divorce Support Services In 2023

Divorce is one of the most difficult of all life events you can experience. It is generally compared in terms of stress to the loss of a close family member, the news of a serious illness or a sudden move. Finding a way to cope with the emotional and financial stress is a really important part of navigating the divorce process. There are some things that you can do as you process this life

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Your Divorce Mediation Questions Answered

Your Divorce Mediation Questions AnsweredAMS Mediation has been working with couples all over Minnesota to resolve the terms of divorce for more than a decade. In this time, we have built a reputation in the area as offering a path for couples who are trying to achieve a fair and affordable divorce. Our experience and training has positioned us as a leading divorce mediation provider in the area. We have compiled answers to some common questions below about the mediation process. If you are considering a divorce

1. Why should I choose mediation over litigation?

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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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