When going through a divorce, it can seem like a daunting process where no one wins. Although litigation usually results in both parties being unhappy with the result, or one party detrimentally losing, mediation is another alternative to the divorce process, and statistics show that the majority of couples come out the other end feeling satisfied with the results. Finding a divorce mediator can seem like an intimidating process and you want to find someone that you can trust.

Oftentimes, it is nice to work with someone who has experienced a divorce so they can provide true empathy. When you work with AMS mediation, trust is one of her top priorities. Amber is a divorced parent of two school aged kid and also a step parent and her unique experience helps her understand the importance of being a mediator, and making sure that she does her job being open-minded, efficient, effective, respectful, informative, and non-judgmental.

Divorce mediation is about you and your soon to be ex-spouse deciding your own divorce and what is best for both of you and if applies, your children. In mediation you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party and with Amber’s help work through the issues you need to resolve so the two of you can end your marriage as amicably and cost effective as possible. The most common issues that mediators help resolve is distribution of property, child custody, child support, retirement and taxes.

Oftentimes people think going to court is the only way, but divorce mediation is actually a more affordable, mutual and beneficial way to help couples that are separating. There are many benefits of a mediated divorce such as:

● Significantly Controls costs, both financially and emotionally
● Opportunity to be creative and address important non-legal issues
● Benefits children by reducing conflict
● Establishes a foundation for effective co-parenting
● Mediated agreements tend to be more satisfying than imposed court orders
● Confidentiality
● Focuses on the present and future, not the past

The nation average mediation period is 4-10 sessions, and takes about 3 months, compared to court which on average takes 18 months. Also, the cost of mediation is on average 1/5th the cost of bring your case to court.

If you are seeking trusted mediation for your divorce, look no further than AMS Mediation. Amber offers a free one hour consultation and is ready to help you through these difficult times.

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.

STILL WORKING

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 zoom.us/download.

NEW CLIENTS WELCOME

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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