“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a shark (the legal kind), according to legal site FindLaw, which says that March has surpassed January as “Divorce Month.” Searches on the site for “divorce” and other related terms such as “family law” and “child custody” spike in January and continue to surge through March, with actual divorce filings peaking during that month.

“Possible factors driving this marital March madness include maintaining tax filing status (“Married, Filing Jointly” versus “Single” to save money), post-New Year’s revelations of affairs fueled by holiday depression, and parents who want their kids to have one last holiday together as a family.”

“Another factor is that working through the emotional and legal divorce takes time. Decisions made in January need time to materialize. If you are working toward divorce contact a mediator sooner than later in order to avoid a prolonged and costly legal battle.”

Written by: Amber M. Serwat, MA

Amber is a divorce and parenting specialist in private practice in Burnsville, MN – she is also a divorced parent and step-parent of three teenage children, ages 16-13.

amber@amsmediationplus.com | 952.252.1492


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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. Gabe can be reached via email at gabe@amsmediationplus.com.


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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!


Amber Serwat & Gabe Frye
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

Divorce Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services - Amber Serwat Mediation

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