AMS Mediation Blog

Managing Marital Conflict During COVID-19

by Amber M. Serwat

Managing Marital Conflict During COVID-19It is no surprise with the increased stress over the last year including financial impact, job loss, virtual school and the threat of transmission, there is also a rise in overall conflict inside many homes. For one thing, we are all spending much more time at home than ever before with many of us working from home and helping our kids complete school work from home. March marks the one year mark since the World Health Organization


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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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Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Effective Co-Parenting After DivorceDivorce is the end of your marriage and just the beginning of a new phase of your relationship if you have children. This may not be what you want to hear, but the sooner you come to terms with this fact, the better off you and your children will be. Working with a mediator can help you resolve issues that come up after the terms of your divorce are final without having to go through the court system. The court is simply not set up


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Custody Mediation For Non-Married Parents

by Amber M. Serwat

Custody Mediation For Non-Married ParentsFamilies come in all shapes and sizes. Some couples choose to marry and have children, other couples decide never to tie the knot. The team at AMS Mediation respects and supports all families, whether there is a marriage license or not. We offer custody mediation to non-married parents who have decided to separate and are trying to navigate the challenging issue of how to share custody of your kids. The pandemic we are going through is not helping with the exception of using Zoom


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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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Professional Support During a Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Professional Support During a DivorceIf you ask those who have been through a divorce what was the most helpful thing through the process, you will likely hear the word “support”. This support can come in many forms including from family, friends, co-workers, spiritual leaders and professionals. For most individuals navigating a divorce, support actually needs to come from a variety of places. AMS Mediation understands the difficulty and complexity of divorce and offers professional support for clients during a divorce. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you may have regarding the divorce process. Pre divorce, post divorce, divorce coaching child custody or visitation are just some of what we cover.


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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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