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Marriage And Divorce Rates Drop During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Amber M. Serwat

Marriage And Divorce Rates Drop During COVID-19 PandemicIf you were planning a wedding between March of 2020 and summer of 2021, you likely had to reschedule it or change your plans significantly because of COVID-19. With state guidelines on how many people can safely gather indoors, many wedding venues are simply deemed unsafe for a traditional wedding. What you might not realize, however, is that in addition to their being fewer than normal weddings, COVID-19 has


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Parenting Coaching

by Amber M. Serwat

Parenting CoachingThe divorce process takes a huge and significant toll on all members of a family. While you probably wish that you and your soon to be ex-spouse were the only ones impacted, this is just simply not the case. If you share children, you must learn how to co-parent after divorce and your children must learn how to thrive in two different households. Once a divorce has been finalized, many people find themselves unprepared


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Resources For Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Resources For Effective Co-Parenting After DivorceOne of the most difficult changes after a divorce is learning how to effectively co-parent your children when you and your ex live in two different places. It was hard enough to navigate co-parenting when you were all under one roof. Divorce presents a new set of challenges for couples who share children. Emotionally, you may be ready to move on with your life, but the fact is that you remain connected to your ex because of your children


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Comprehensive Divorce Mediation Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Comprehensive Mediation ServicesAMS Mediation is known for providing divorcing couples with excellent mediation services. We have helped many couples avoid the expense, stress, and greater length of time associated with court-based divorce proceedings. In addition, we have given those divorcing couples a greater chance to resolve their disagreements. By avoiding conducting the divorce in a courtroom, we save families time, stress, and money, the latter of which can be put to use in the next chapters of their lives. Divorce mediation is the most frequent process that our clients use, but it is not the only mediation process that we can offer to divorcing and divorced couples. We also offer Custody Mediation and Post-Decree Mediation. Because of what we faced in 2020, we now offer online mediation and coaching services.


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Do I Need a Communication Coach?

by Amber M. Serwat

Do I Need a Communication CoachOne of the most important components in a marriage is communication. In fact, when couples are asked why they decided to divorce, many point to failed or poor communication as the root cause of their marital problems. One thing that is important to recognize is that if you share children, the need for strong communication does not end when you sign your divorce papers. In fact, it is more important than ever to develop a clear and open path for communication once your divorce is over and you are both leading separate lives. A communication coach can help you communicate effectively, reduce overall conflict and focus on workable solutions


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Divorce Mediation in 2020

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce Mediation in 20202020 has been like no other. Many of our daily activities have been disrupted as we try to keep our distance from others and protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19. AMS Mediation continues to serve our clients during this difficult time. We recognize that life has not been easy for many couples over these last months. If you have decided that it is time to move forward with a divorce, you should be aware that you can complete this process safely during this uncertain time


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A MESSAGE FROM AMS, LLC - RE: COVID-19

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 https://zoom.us/download.

 

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. Gayle can be reached via email at gayle@amsmediationplus.com.

 

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!

 

Sincerely,
Amber Serwat & Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

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