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Professional Help During And After Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Professional Help During And After DivorceHow do you get through difficult times? Do you hold things in? Do you overshare with people you barely know? Do you count on one good friend? Do you confide in one or more family members? There is no single way of seeking help that is always helpful. Depending on your circumstances, some approaches will work better than others. If you are fortunate enough to have one or more people in your life in whom you can confide


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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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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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What is the Role of a Mediator?

by Amber M. Serwat

What is the Role of a MediatorWhen you decide to settle the terms of your divorce using mediation, you may come into the process with some assumptions about the role of a mediator. Many people think that a mediator helps you make important decisions about how you will divide your property, how you will determine custody of your kids and whether or not you will need to factor in child or spousal support. However, a mediator’s role is not to make any


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Post-decree Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

Post-decree MediationDivorce mediation is becoming more widely recognized as the preferred means of settling the terms of a divorce, and it is fair to say that couples who go through divorce mediation experience fewer conflicts and less intense conflict. Mediation reduces the level of overall conflict between parties – that is one of the many benefits of using this tool. AMS Mediation offers trusted mediation services for those going through divorce


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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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