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Divorce After COVID-19

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce After COVID-19Divorce rates have taken a nosedive during the pandemic as families have had to juggle a new life with COVID restrictions, financial/job uncertainty, children completing school from home and health related concerns. We will not know for some time whether this is a trend that will continue or if divorce rates will bounce back once the pandemic is in our rearview mirror. Some experts predict that divorce rates will

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Dividing Assets During A Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Dividing Assets During A DivorceThe mediation process empowers you and your ex to come to an agreement on how you should divide your property, assets and debts, with guidance about the process from your mediator rather than leaving this decision in the hands of a judge or attorneys. AMS Mediation can provide divorce support services to couples in Minnesota who are trying to reduce the overall stress and financial burden of divorce by using mediation rather than litigation

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Adjusting To Life After A Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Adjusting To Life After A Divorce - Divorce Help in MNIt is easy to get caught up in all of the pain and emotional distress during the divorce process. In fact, it can feel like it will never end. No matter what drove you and your ex to divorce, for most couples it is difficult to let go of the marriage and leave the pain behind. The traditional divorce process – litigation – can increase the conflict and the pain. Divorce mediation is another way to navigate the divorce process that can…

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Should We Try Divorce Mediation?

by Amber M. Serwat

Should We Try Divorce MediationWhen most of us think of divorce, we think of courtrooms, a judge and two lawyers battling it out for custody and family heirlooms. In reality, however, divorce can be handled more calmly without that additional conflict. Divorce mediation allows you to settle all the terms of your divorce – including child custody, division of property and spousal maintenance – without a court battle. In fact, the Minnesota courts actually encourage all couples seeking divorce in our state to try mediation before litigation. This may leave you wondering whether you should give it a try.

Reasons To Consider Divorce Mediation First:

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Things To Know Before You Get Divorced

by Amber M. Serwat

Things to Know Before You Get DivorcedWhether you have been thinking about divorce for weeks, months or even years, moving forward with the divorce process can be jolting and unexpectedly stressful. Here are some important things to keep in mind before you begin the process:

1. It is normal to feel many emotions: Even if you are the one initiating the divorce, it is normal to feel sadness, anger, frustration, loss and anxiety

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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. Gayle 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 & Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

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