Dividing Joint Property In A DivorceOnce you have decided to take steps to end your marriage, you likely have already been down a very long and difficult road. Unfortunately, for couples who go through litigation, you can expect the divorce process to take many more months. However, mediation is an option for couples who are looking to move the process forward more quickly. Here is an overview of a basic timeline to expect when you use divorce mediation to settle the terms of your divorce:

Schedule a Free Consultation: It is important to find a mediator that connects with you, that you and your ex feel you can trust and be honest with. AMS Mediation offers a free consultation to give you the opportunity to meet our team and determine if we are a good fit for your situation.

Schedule Mediation Sessions: Most divorces can be settled in 3-4 mediation sessions over the course of 6-8 weeks. You can expect each of these mediation sessions to last 2-3 hours and should be scheduled about 2-3 weeks apart. We also offer in person and virtual mediation sessions to meet a wide variety of scheduling needs. During these sessions, you will be able to find resolution to all outstanding issues including child custody, dividing your joint property and spousal maintenance and child support.

Filing Your Documents: The last step in the divorce process is to file your documents with the court. Processing generally takes the court 1-8 weeks. Once this is completed, your divorce will be final.

Benefits Of Divorce Mediation

In addition to a faster divorce process, divorce mediation also has many other benefits. It is far less expensive than a court battle and is less adversarial as well. It is a process that can set the tone for future interactions, even if your marriage has been characterized by conflict. Finally, divorce mediation generally produces the same (if not even better) results. These are some of the reasons that the Minnesota courts recommend and encourage all couples to try mediation before litigation (unless you have a history of domestic violence).

AMS Mediation has extensive experience helping families navigate the divorce process efficiently and with great compassion. Divorce is one of the most difficult of all life events, on you, your spouse and your kids. Mediation is a way to minimize additional stress by prolonging the process. For more information about our mediation services or to schedule a time for a free consultation to begin the process, give us a call 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 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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