AMS Mediation Blog

If I Cheat on My Wife Before I’m Divorced Can it Affect the Decision?

by Amber M. Serwat

 If I Cheat on My Wife Before I’m Divorced Can it Affect the Decision?When it comes to a divorce, Minnesota is considered a “no-fault” state, meaning that if you or your spouse believes that your marriage is broken to the point that it cannot be saved, the court will issue a divorce order, without regard to the circumstances leading to the divorce. This effectively means that you do not have to litigate the reasons for the divorce or who was at fault. So, adultery is actually not a factor when it comes to a decision about whether you can divorce in Minnesota. However, you should be aware that the reasons behind your divorce may come into play when it comes to settling issues such as spousal support.


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Spousal Support Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Spousal Support Services

The purpose of spousal support is to provide financial assistance to the lower earning individual in a divorce in order to allow him/her to maintain a standard of living that they have become accustom too during the relationship they had while they were married. In Minnesota, there are three types of spousal support – temporary, short term and long term.

Generally the following factors are taken into account when it comes to the determination of spousal support


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Alimony Adjustment Help

by Amber M. Serwat

Alimony Adjustment HelpAlimony, which is also known as ‘spousal support’ or ‘spousal maintenance,’ is a very important component of a divorce agreement.  Alimony is the financial support paid by one divorcing spouse to the other after the divorce has been finalized.  If you have been through a divorce and are either paying or receiving alimony and you need to have the alimony amount adjusted, AMS Mediation can help you.


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Comprehensive Mediation Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Comprehensive Mediation Services | Divorce, Custody, Post-Decree Mediator MNMany states now require divorcing couples (that have no history of domestic violence) to participate in an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process before litigating the terms of the divorce. This is in large part because the courts cannot effectively manage all of the divorce cases coming through the system. Mediation is a popular and highly effective ADR process that can be used to settle all aspect of a divorce including division of property, assets and debts, development of a parenting plan and determination of the need for child and/or spousal support.


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Dakota County Divorce Mediator

by Amber M. SerwatDuring a divorce, everyone should have someone they can turn to for support. At Amber M. Serwat Mediation, we want to be that someone for you. Especially when it comes to sifting through the legal matters in divorce, it can seem impossible to get through the process...
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Why Mediation?

by Amber M. SerwatAmber Serwat has served the community of Burnsville, MN for more than a decade as a trusted and respected mediator. She specializes in divorce mediation, offering a fair, equitable and affordable alternative to traditional divorce via the court system. In fact, courts...
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