Oftentimes, people believe that their case is too difficult to mediate. No case is too complicated to mediate, however sometimes it is necessary for each party to consult with outside experts such as accountants, appraisers, financial planners and attorneys during the process. It is fairly rare to agree on all but one or two issues, but even if that is the case divorce mediation is seldom wasted. An agreement can be prepared on all settled issues, and the parties can either litigate the remaining issues or take further time to think about them and come back to mediation.

Family Law Mediator

A family law mediator is a neutral party that is specially trained to help couples resolve the issues in their divorce. Mediators facilitate the communication between the parties by making sure each party is given an uninterrupted time to speak, and the lines of communication stay open. Furthermore, the mediator also provides information about the legal system, how issues may be viewed by lawyers or judges, and what alternatives there are for solving issues.

Mediators help guide couples through difficult conversations, keep the lines of communication open, keep couples on track and make sure to avoid fights and other off-topic conversations while trying to make decisions. Although mediators are not decision makers, they have to possess the skills to help couples through rough patches and set the tone for the conversations. It is wise to interview mediators and select one who respects fairness, understands your unique situation, and helps create solutions that will work for you.

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The traditional divorce process can be extremely expensive and can create an adversarial climate that can require lengthy litigation, which is often unnecessary. On average the cost of divorce is 3 times the amount it would be settling in court and take over a year compared to a few months in mediation. These reasons alone, along with being able to make decisions for yourself rather than having a judge rule on the future of your life are great reasons to seek a mediator rather than take the divorce straight to litigation.

Divorce Mediator Prior Lake

AMS Mediation has years of experience and understand the difficulties of divorce. We are here to help you negotiate any issues that come up during a divorce and even after. If you are looking for an experienced Divorce Mediator Prior Lake or the surrounding communities and your , we can help. AMS Mediation offer’s the services you need to make your divorce go smoothly.

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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