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Ways To Minimize Conflict During Divorce

Ways To Minimize Conflict During DivorceWhile there is no way to totally eliminate the possibility for conflict during the divorce process, it can be minimized with some work, preparation and a positive framework about the process. AMS Mediation specializes in a variety of divorce mediation services that can lessen the amount of conflict between you and your ex and help you navigate the divorce process with less stress and financial burden. Here are some

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services - Settling Your Divorce Without LitigationIf you have been told by the court system, an attorney, or someone else helping you navigate divorce that you should use an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method to help settle the terms of your separation or divorce, you may wonder what options are available to you. An alternative dispute resolution is a method of settling disputes like custody and other divorce issues without going through the traditional court system. One very effective alternative dispute resolution method is mediation. AMS Mediation specializes in helping couples and families settle the terms of their divorce without litigation.

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Understanding The Divorce Mediation Process

Understanding The Divorce Mediation ProcessDivorce is probably not the outcome you wanted for your marriage. Unfortunately, however, there are instances where divorce is the best possible outcome for a family, given the circumstances. No matter what drove you to the divorce and even if your relationship is full of conflict, divorce mediation can give you the resolution you need, without the enormous financial and emotional costs of a court battle. It is normal to have questions about the process and wonder whether it is something that will work for your situation. Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation can provide the information about the process that you need to take that first step.

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Keys To A Successful Mediated Divorce

Keys To A Successful Mediated DivorceWhen you think about the idea of divorce, you may assume that the process will be filled with conflict, stress, financial challenges and general difficulty. Divorce mediation offers you a way to complete the divorce process with less stress, less of a financial burden, and less conflict. Mediation is set up to encourage collaboration and working together toward a common goal. Does this sound appealing? Well, most Minnesota courts actually encourage couples to try mediation before litigation for these reasons (and to relieve the scheduled backlog in the court system). Here are some keys to participating in a successful mediator divorce

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Tips For Successful Divorce Mediation

Tips For Successful Divorce MediationHave you made the tough decision to move forward with a divorce? Have you decided to try mediation as a first step in hopes you can settle things without a stressful court battle? If so, you may be thinking about how best to prepare for the process to ensure you have the best possible chance for success. Here are some tips for making sure that your divorce mediation process is productive and successful

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What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?If you are contemplating divorce, doing your research and thinking about how to proceed with the process, you may find yourself running across the term – Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). This term includes several different types of strategies to resolve conflict between parties, without going through the traditional litigation process. The courts are backed up with many cases and it can take weeks, months and even longer to set up a date for your case to be heard. As a result, the Minnesota courts are encouraging individuals to try an alternative dispute resolution technique before going through the courts. Mediation is one highly effective

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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

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