AMS Mediation Blog

Dividing Joint Property In A Divorce

Dividing Joint Property In A Divorce One of the biggest challenges in the divorce process is deciding how to divide joint property. No matter whether you have been married for 1 year or for 25 years, you accumulate many things during your marriage that are difficult to part with. But the fact is that agreeing on how to equitably divide all of the things that you own together is difficult. Mediation can be an effective tool for managing this process. Rather than leaving these decisions in the hands of a judge

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Divorce Mediation And Why It Works

Divorce Mediation And Why It WorksThe term ‘mediation’ comes from the Latin root word ‘Medicare,’ which means ‘interposed’ or ‘placed in the middle.’ In our more modern world, the root meaning remains very relevant to the current meaning. The term mediation reflects the professional mediator’s commitment to situate themselves in the middle of the issues that led the divorcing couple to their decision to end their marriage and help them reach a settlement

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Divorce Trends So Far In 2022

Tips For Successful Divorce MediationAs we make our way out of the global pandemic, all of our lives are undoubtedly changed in some way. COVID has impacted our financial security, our jobs, our children’s education, our shopping habits, and the amount of time spent at home. So, it makes sense that the pandemic has also had an impact on how we navigate divorce. Here are some interesting divorce trends we are noticing in 2022

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Effective Virtual Divorce Mediation Services

Effective Virtual Divorce Mediation ServicesIf the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is to be flexible. We have all had to be flexible in our jobs, our parenting, changing our daily routines and adjusting to major changes to our social lives. Businesses have been forced to adjust as well and find new ways to reach clients. One thing that our team has done to respond to the new world we are in is to offer virtual mediation services to our clients. As the court system struggles

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Virtual Mediation And Dispute Resolution Services

Virtual Mediation And Dispute Resolution ServicesThe pandemic has changed us in many ways. While it has been a stressful time, some of these changes have actually been very positive. For example, for many, the flexibility to work from home instead of going into the office each and every day has saved commuting time, gas money and may have improved mental health. Just like many businesses across Minnesota, AMS Mediation has transitioned to a virtual format

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Are You Ready To Move Forward With Divorce

Are You Ready To Move Forward With DivorceThe last 15-18 months has been an extremely difficult period of time. COVID-19 seemed to come into our community with no warning and put a halt to normal life. Many kids stopped going to school and had to adjust to online learning and many adults began working from home. In many ways time seemed to stand still. Our normal cues for marking time vanished — days, weeks and months passed

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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

Divorce Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services - Amber Serwat Mediation

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