AMS Mediation Blog

Estimating the Cost of Divorce in 2024

Estimating the Cost of Divorce in 2024Deciding how to settle the terms of your divorce is never simple. If you have children, you will need to develop a parenting plan (also known as a custody agreement) and determine whether or not to plan for child support payments. Even if you do not share kids, you will still need to divide your joint property, consider spousal maintenance and anything else unique to your separation. If you are considering a divorce in 2024, you may want to estimate the financial cost of divorce so that you can make appropriate plans.

Why Consider Divorce Mediation in Minnesota

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Getting Divorced in 2024

Getting Divorced in 2020The time in which we are living has as much uncertainty as any time since, perhaps, the turbulent 1960s. It is almost impossible to be unaffected by these issues. If circumstances in your home are further complicating life, we at AMS Mediation want you to know that there are pathways forward to help, even during these uncertain times. If you and your spouse are on the path to Getting Divorced in 2020, AMS Mediation is ready to help you through our divorce mediation process.

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Resolving Custody Disputes Amicably

Resolving Custody Disputes AmicablyWhen parents decide to part ways, one of the most challenging aspects of divorce is often determining child custody arrangements. AMS Mediation, located in Minnesota, offers a compassionate and effective approach to resolving custody disputes through mediation.

Divorce can bring about intense emotions

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Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce

Effective Co-Parenting After DivorceDivorce is the end of your marriage and just the beginning of a new phase of your relationship if you have children. This may not be what you want to hear, but the sooner you come to terms with this fact, the better off you and your children will be. Working with a mediator can help you resolve issues that come up after the terms of your divorce are final without having to go through the court system. The court is simply not set up

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Resolving Parenting Time Conflict with My Ex

Resolving Parenting Time Conflict with My ExCo-parenting during and after divorce is easily one of the most difficult parts of the process. After all, divorce generally means that you will see your kids less than when you were a family unit and that is difficult for everyone. Difficulty managing a parenting time agreement is a very common conflict between a former couple that shares children. AMS Mediation offers parenting support services like a Parenting Time Expeditor, to help your family navigate these challenges. A parenting time expeditor (PTE) is appointed by the courts and can make legally binding decisions about parenting time schedules, potential trades, vacation time, special events

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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

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