AMS Mediation Blog

Child Custody After COVID-19

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody After COVID-19COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down in many ways. Many of us have been working from home for more than a year, some of our kids have not gone to in-person school since last March, and masks have become everyone’s new accessory. COVID-19 has also disrupted child custody cases all over the country, including in Minnesota. Now that we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, you may be ready to get back into your


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Child Custody Agreement Updating

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Agreement UpdatingParents with children who have decided to pursue divorce, most often make that decision reluctantly and with a heavy heart. This is true because parents with children understand that the decision to divorce their spouse will have a significant impact on the people they love most in the world—their children. Divorce mediation, as practiced by AMS Mediation, can reduce the negative impact of divorce on children and increase the likelihood of moving forward with the knowledge that their parents love them no less than before. Post-mediation if needed, will allow for easy modifications to the custody agreement as the situation arises.


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What Happens After Divorce?

by Amber M. Serwat

What Happens After DivorceIf you are going through the divorce process or have just signed your divorce papers, you may not have yet had the chance to take a breath and think about what is next. Whether you have been unhappy for years or if your spouse drove this decision, it is a major life event. The divorce process takes several months (or longer if you litigate) and can leave you wondering how to move forward on your own. AMS Mediation can help you


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Reduce The Financial Cost of Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

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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Am I Really Ready For Divorce?

by Amber M. Serwat

Am I Really Ready For DivorceMany people say that getting a divorce is one of the most stressful life events. It takes a huge emotional and financial toll, and if you have children, the impact does not stop with you. Your children also must adapt to the change as well. Divorce impacts you financially, socially and is a dramatic change to your family dynamic. Deciding if you are truly ready involves much thought and reflection and can take months


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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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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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