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Effective Alternative Dispute Resolution Option

Effective Alternative Dispute Resolution OptionIf you have decided that it is in your best interest, or if you and your spouse have together decided that it is in your mutual best interest to get divorced, AMS Mediation can help you. Divorce mediation has become an effective, efficient, and preferred means of completing the divorce process. The traditional method for getting a divorce–through the court system–is expensive and tends to emphasize

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Resolving Conflict After A Divorce Is Final

Resolving Conflict After A Divorce Is FinalMost people who go through the divorce process feel a sense of finality once the divorce papers have been finalized. Very often, the divorcing couple can feel secure in the finality of their divorce–they have crossed all the T’s and dotted all the I’s, and in the vast majority of cases, divorce mediation has helped them feel much better about their decision to part ways. There are times, however, when issues arise after the ink has dried

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Navigating Divorce After The Pandemic

Navigating Divorce After The PandemicThe last few years have been difficult for many of us. Interpersonal relationships have been put under significant stress with the pandemic causing major changes to everyday life. You may have spent much more time at home with your immediate family and no time with other friends, colleagues and loved ones. Now that things are starting to get back to normal, many people are taking stock of their life

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Why Couples Decide To Divorce?

Why Couples Decide To Divorce?If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to divorce, you have options for resolving the terms without going through the court system. Minnesota courts encourage all couples to try divorce mediation to reach a divorce settlement before litigation. Divorce is relatively common in our society. With nearly 50% of marriages ending in divorce, there are many reasons why marriages do not work. Some of the most common reasons that a couple may decide to divorce include:

1. Loss or lack of trust: When one party begins a close relationship with another person and breaks their marriage vow, trust is lost and it can be extremely difficult to build that trust back

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Divorce Trends So Far In 2022

Tips For Successful Divorce MediationAs we make our way out of the global pandemic, all of our lives are undoubtedly changed in some way. COVID has impacted our financial security, our jobs, our children’s education, our shopping habits, and the amount of time spent at home. So, it makes sense that the pandemic has also had an impact on how we navigate divorce. Here are some interesting divorce trends we are noticing in 2022

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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. 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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