AMS Mediation Blog

Child Custody Mediator in South St. Paul

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Mediator in South St. PaulThe stress of divorce can feel simply overwhelming when parents consider the impact of their divorce on their children. The decision to divorce is difficult on its own, and when children are involved, the process can create feelings of loneliness and isolation in both parents. AMS Mediation offers a wide variety of mediation services, and none are more important than the services that help you and your divorcing spouse determine custody.

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Court Approved Female Divorce Mediator

by Amber M. Serwat

Court Approved Female Divorce MediatorIf you and your spouse cannot decide how best to settle the terms of your divorce, the court may recommend that you work with a court approved divorce mediator rather than continue through the courts for resolution. Ultimately, this can be a huge benefit to you and your case, as mediation is a highly effective way to settle your divorce more quickly and with less financial strain than traditional litigation. You and your spouse will be able to choose a divorce mediator in the Apple Valley, MN area, approved by the court system – and if you are looking for a court approved female divorce mediator, Amber Serwat is be a great choice.

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Divorce Affects Everyone in Your Life

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce Affects Everyone in Your LifeWhen you begin thinking about a divorce, it is hard to anticipate all of the ways your decision will impact you family. It is easy to focus on the months (or years) of unhappiness, the intensity of the conflict and the need to separate to alleviate the stress. Those feelings can be simply overwhelming. AMS Mediation can help you anticipate the effect of your decision to divorce on everyone in your life. When you are able to focus on your future, the impact of divorce can shift from all of the pain to more hope for life after divorce.

Choosing to settle your divorce using mediation rather than litigation can significantly lessen the overall stress of a divorce on a family. A court battle often increases the conflict surrounding the divorce

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Child Custody Evaluation Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Child Custody Evaluation ServicesThe term child custody does not reflect only on the actual physical custody of a minor child. It also refers the decision-making process, access to the child and caretaking responsibilities. When parents are unable to agree upon a parenting plan that works in the best interest of the child, they may turn to the services of a Custody Evaluator (CE) to help make decisions. Both parties along with their attorneys take part in selecting the Child Custody Evaluator

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What is The Role of a Mediator?

by Amber M. SerwatThe role of a divorce mediator is to facilitate the divorce process for you and your spouse. In so doing, a good mediator will provide insights and strategies to mitigate conflict and maximize your potential for moving on to the next chapter of your respective lives....
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Benefits of Divorce Mediation

by Amber M. SerwatDivorces can be very difficult, and can also be complicated to sort out especially when you own property together, do business together and have children. Some divorces are more amicable than others, but almost all couples will need to see a divorce mediation to help...
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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.


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. We are now working remotely and ensure the ongoing availability of mediation, PC, PTE and other ADR services.

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492.

We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at


We continue to 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 adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, remain resilient and stay healthy!

Amber Serwat and Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional and ADR Assistant

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