AMS Mediation Blog

Court Custody Evaluation in MN

by Amber M. Serwat

Court Custody Evaluation in MNChild custody agreements are very often one of the most contentious and highly contested aspects of a divorce settlement. You and your ex likely have very different opinions about how much time your children should spend with you versus how much time they should spend with your ex-spouse. Emotion and conflict can be high. and resolution is often difficult to find. If you and your ex are not able to reach an agreement about how


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Dividing Your Property When You Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Dividing Your Property when You DivorceDividing your property, assets and debts in a fair and equitable way can be one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce settlement. Divorce mediation gives you the opportunity to work with your spouse to come up with your own standard of fairness, rather than leaving this in the hands of a judge. Even if the end of your marriage was characterized by intense conflict, mediation may help you find a way forward with less financial


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Explaining Divorce to Children in 2020

by Amber M. Serwat

Explaining Divorce to Children in 2020Finding the words to explain to your kids why you and your spouse are divorcing can be deeply upsetting and extremely difficult. In fact, the discussion may prove to be one of the most difficult that you have in your life. Preparing for this conversation is important. The most important think to remember is your children come first. Here are some tips for explaining divorce to children in 2020:


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Divorce Mediation Trend in Minnesota

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce Mediation Trend in MinnesotaWhile most of us assume that divorces are generally settled by a judge in the courts, this trend is quickly changing. The Minnesota court system actually now requires all couples to use an Alternative Dispute Resolution technique like mediation to settle the terms of a divorce BEFORE you appear in court. Mediation is widely regarded as a highly effective way to resolve issues such as division of property, development of a parenting plan (or custody agreement) and determination of whether child or spousal support


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Communication Coach Near Me

by Amber M. Serwat

Communication Coach Near MeThere are many reasons couples decide to divorce. One very common issue is a lack of or difficulty with communication. Communication problems are at the root of many of the issues that cause divorce. Even if you have decided that your marriage cannot be saved, there are reasons to continue to work on strengthening communication during the divorce process and ever after the divorce. For example, communication is a critical part of co-parenting after divorce. A communication coach can help you improve communication, reduce conflict, and develop strategies to solve issues well after your divorce is final. Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation is a trusted local communication coach in Burnsville, MN. Amber will tailor her approach to your specific needs


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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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