Divorce Trends So Far In 2022As we make our way out of the global pandemic, all of our lives are undoubtedly changed in some way. COVID has impacted our financial security, our jobs, our children’s education, our shopping habits, and the amount of time spent at home. So, it makes sense that the pandemic has also had an impact on how we navigate divorce. Here are some interesting divorce trends we are noticing in 2022

Alternative dispute resolution: The pandemic forced many of us to look for alternative ways to get things done in many areas of our lives. Divorce is no different. Rather than spending time and money on divorce attorneys to litigate your divorce case, many couples opted for an alternative dispute resolution strategy like divorce mediation to resolve the outstanding issues like child custody, division of property and child/spousal support. This reduces stress, reduces the financial burden of the process and allows you to move forward with your life more quickly. During COVID, there were many restrictions on in person court hearings and the schedules quickly got backed up, making litigation take even longer to complete. Alternative dispute resolution gives you flexibility of scheduling and is encouraged by the Minnesota courts.

Virtual options for resolving conflict: Another huge trend that has been a benefit of COVID is the movement to virtual meetings. Many of us are now working from home more and as meetings have migrated to zoom or other online formats. Divorce mediation can also be completed virtually equally effectively as in person sessions, with less stress and hassle. AMS Mediation has shifted its mediation session to virtually in many cases as our clients prefer the flexibility and comfort of being in their own environment and not having to sit face to face with their ex.

Certainty about decisions: The last few years have been a time of reflection for many. Our staff at AMS Mediation has found that many couples are now very certain that they are ready to move forward with their divorce. This certainty can help the process move faster and more smoothly toward resolution.

Contact AMS Mediation Today

As we find our footing after the pandemic, we will be able to take many things that we learned during the last several years and incorporate it into our daily lives. AMS Mediation is here to help you navigate the divorce process with virtual mediation sessions (if preferred) and an effective and affordable option for settling the terms of your divorce. If you would like more information about our divorce mediation services, give us a call at 952-252-1492 to set up a free consultation.


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. Gabe can be reached via email at gabe@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!


Amber Serwat & Gabe Frye
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

Divorce Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services - Amber Serwat Mediation

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