AMS Mediation Blog

First Steps In The Divorce Process

by Amber M. Serwat

First Steps In The Divorce Process Divorce is something that is often thought about by couples for many months (or years) before any formal steps are taken to move forward. This may be for many reasons–you may not be ready to take these steps, you may not know what steps to even take, or you may be concerned about the financial impact and/or logistical issues ahead. If you think you are ready to learn more about the process, you might want to focus on


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Tips For Saving Money During Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Tips For Saving Money During DivorceDivorce is expensive, there is simply no getting around that fact. In fact, for many couples, divorce can be financially devastating as they try to meet the financial needs of two households instead of one (with virtually the same level of income). There are some ways to lessen the financial burden on you and your family. Here are a few tips for saving money during your divorce:
1. Develop a budget: While you cannot always control all of the expenses


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Property Division During Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

How Do You Divide Property In A DivorceWhen you say your wedding vows, you begin to share a new life together. For many couples, this may mean purchasing a home together, a vehicle, furniture, recreational equipment and much more. You may also begin to save for retirement and invest in the stock market in addition to sharing a regular bank account. This is easier than keeping everything separate for most couples and as the time passes


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Divorcing in 2021

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorcing in 2021No one could have ever predicted what this year looked like. A global pandemic, many employers asking their employees to work from home, schools being taught online, mask mandates, and a new COVID vaccine. Those are just a few of the obstacles we faced each day in 2021. Our relationships were also under significant stress during this time because of financial difficulty, heightened conflict and increased time spent at home. You might expect to learn that divorce rates have increased during this time, but experts are finding the exact opposite. Uncertainty may be one factor that is leading couples to wait to divorce.

Divorce in the year 2021 looks very different than in years past


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Are You Ready To Move Forward With Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Are You Ready To Move Forward With DivorceThe last 15-18 months has been an extremely difficult period of time. COVID-19 seemed to come into our community with no warning and put a halt to normal life. Many kids stopped going to school and had to adjust to online learning and many adults began working from home. In many ways time seemed to stand still. Our normal cues for marking time vanished — days, weeks and months passed


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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.

 

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. Gayle can be reached via email at gayle@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!

 

Sincerely,
Amber Serwat & Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

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