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Burnsville Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

Burnsville MediationFor many, divorce only happens once in your lifetime, if at all. It is considered a major life event, filled with stress, emotion and a great deal of uncertainty. Part of that stress and uncertainty comes from the unknown – life as you know it is changing, you may have to relocate, share custody of your children and rethink financial decisions. The divorce process can contribute to the stress as well – after all, you’ve likely never been through a divorce before.


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Affordable Divorce Mediator Near Me

by Amber M. Serwat

Affordable Divorce Mediator Near MeOne of the most stressful aspects of a divorce can be the enormous financial strain that it can put on both parties. Separating your life from your spouse can mean big financial changes related to where you will live, health insurance, and a decrease to your overall standard of living.  A long court battle can also add to the financial costs associated with divorce, with litigation costing couples $15,000 on average


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Alternative Dispute Resolution

by Amber M. Serwat

Alternative Dispute ResolutionAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is defined as a means of settling a dispute without litigation, or a court battle. ADR is an alternative to litigation and can save individuals time and money and can reduce the burden on the very busy court system. Alternative dispute resolution can come in several forms including mediation, early neutral evaluation, negotiation, and arbitration. Minnesota courts actually strongly encourage individuals and their attorneys to solve issues via alternative dispute resolution before proceeding with a court proceeding. AMS Mediation specializes in offering those in the Minnesota area a thorough and effective option for mediation


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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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Simple Child Custody Modification

by Amber M. Serwat

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.


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“Child First” Divorce Mediation Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Child First Divorce Mediation Services | Minnesota Divorce MediatorDivorce can bring out the worst in even the most reasonable adults. Emotions are generally high during the divorce process and there can be significant conflict between a divorcing couples that can, unfortunately, impact the children. A traditional court battle is designed to focus on the past – and all of the conflict present in your marriage. This can create an even more adversarial situation often increasing the overall conflicting nature of the divorce. Divorce mediation allows you…


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