Marriage And Divorce Rates Drop During COVID-19 PandemicIf you were planning a wedding between March of 2020 and summer of 2021, you likely had to reschedule it or change your plans significantly because of COVID-19. With state guidelines on how many people can safely gather indoors, many wedding venues are simply deemed unsafe for a traditional wedding. What you might not realize, however, is that in addition to their being fewer than normal weddings, COVID-19 has also caused fewer than average divorces. Divorce rates are down significantly as well during the pandemic. Unfortunately, this is not likely because couples are suddenly happier together.

Divorce During COVID-19

The reality of the pandemic is that there are some practical reasons that couples might decide to stay together right now. The first reason is largely financial. Many individuals have lost jobs or found themselves taking a pay cut during the COVID-19 pandemic. This economic pressure makes divorce even more difficult, because the process does cost money. In addition to the actual monetary costs of the divorce process, you also have to consider that splitting your household and living in two locations also costs more. Couples may decide that the financial and health risks are simply too high right now to make a big life change.

What some couples might not realize is that you can settle the terms of your divorce with mediation rather than going through the traditional court system. So, instead of having to pay attorney fees and wait for time on the schedule of a judge, you can make the major decisions regarding your divorce with the support and guidance of a mediation. Mediation is significantly less expensive than litigation, allowing you to resolve your case more quickly with less of a financial and emotional burden. In addition, you can now complete the entire mediation process online, without even entering a building. Virtual mediation services have become very popular during COVID-19 giving you the flexibility and safety you need to complete the process on your terms.

Virtual Mediation Services in MN

The team at AMS Mediation understands how difficult and overwhelming the idea of divorce can be, especially during the pandemic. We are working with couples to make this process as straightforward and simple as possible. Mediation can empower you to complete the process quickly and without spending more money than you are comfortable with. If you would like more information about our virtual mediation services, call us today at 952-252-1492.


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


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


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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