AMS Mediation Blog

Child Custody Mediation

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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Reduce The Financial Cost of Divorce

Reduce The Financial Cost of DivorceOne thing we all learn as we get older is that life is more expensive than it has ever been. Homes and cars cost more, food costs more, gas costs more each year. However, there are parts of our society that have emerged as bargains, and divorce mediation is one of those things. Compared to the cost of pursuing a divorce through the court system, divorce mediation is far less expensive and less stressful. In addition to these important benefits, the courts also encourage couples

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Getting Divorced in 2024

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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What Makes Mediation Effective?

What Makes Mediation Effective?If you and your partner have decided to divorce and you are wondering whether mediation might be an option to pursue, one big question you may have is whether it is an effective way to settle the terms of your divorce. You may be surprised to learn that the Minnesota courts actually recommend that all couples attempt an alternative dispute resolution technique (like mediation) before pursuing litigation, or a court battle.

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Simple Child Custody Modification

Simple Child Custody ModificationIf you have a child-custody agreement with your former spouse, you may find it necessary to make a simple modification to that agreement. Similarly, if your former spouse approaches you about needing to make a simple child custody modification, you need not necessarily respond as if it is a major problem. In most cases, modifying a child custody agreement can be done without much difficulty or involving the courts. However, if your relationship with your former spouse is strained, you may at first perceive the request as a major inconvenience. In virtually all circumstances pertaining to child custody modification, though, the team at AMS Mediation can be helpful. In fact, we are confident that in most matters of child custody modification

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Collaborative Divorce Mediation

Collaborative Divorce MediationDivorce is a challenging journey, filled with emotional turbulence and complex decision-making. In the heart of Minnesota, AMS Mediation stands as a beacon of hope, offering a unique approach to divorce resolution that empowers couples to take control of their futures. As we delve into the intricacies of divorce mediation, let’s explore how AMS Mediation guides couples through the process, fostering a constructive path to resolution.

At AMS Mediation, our commitment to active and collaborative mediation is at the core of what sets us apart. Unlike traditional adversarial methods, mediation places couples in the

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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.


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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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