Divorce After COVID-19Divorce rates have taken a nosedive during the pandemic as families have had to juggle a new life with COVID restrictions, financial/job uncertainty, children completing school from home and health related concerns. We will not know for some time whether this is a trend that will continue or if divorce rates will bounce back once the pandemic is in our rearview mirror. Some experts predict that divorce rates will increase steadily over the next few months as couples determine that they can no longer live under the same roof. The last 15-20 months have forced families to spend much more time at home and interact in new ways. For some couples, this may be a very positive thing, and for others, it may simply reinforce that it is time for the relationship to end. Has the conflict and tension in your marriage increased? Has this time provided clarity about your future as a family?

Divorce Mediation Services in Minnesota

As restrictions lift and life slowly gets back to normal, couples are facing some big life decisions. In many cases, divorce may have been an option considered before the pandemic, but these last months in quarantine may have simply amplified the problems. AMS Mediation specializes in offering divorce mediation services to couples who have decided that they want to divorce but who may not want to navigate the traditional court process. Mediation can be completed virtually or in person depending on your preference.

Divorce mediation allows you to settle the terms of your divorce without a lengthy and costly court battle. You get to control the outcome and work with your mediator and your ex to come up with a solution that works for the unique circumstances present in your family. If you share children, you can create a parenting plan together that outlines how you will share custody. You can also develop a plan about how you would like to divide your joint property, belongings and assets, all with the guidance and support of a trained mediator. Mediation can reduce the overall conflict during divorce rather than increase it.

Finding Support During Divorce

There are many different factors that determine whether you and your spouse will stay together or split up. No matter what you decide, you should have the resources and support that you need to navigate the process with less stress and financial burden. For more information about our mediation services or to schedule a time for a free consultation, call us today at 952-252-1492.

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

Divorce Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services - Amber Serwat Mediation

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