AMS Mediation Blog

Benefits Of Virtual Mediation Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Benefits Of Virtual Mediation ServicesAs we all adjust to life during the pandemic, changes are all around us. While some things are starting to get back to the old normal, it is a good time to assess which things you adapted to that you might want to continue. For many of us, working from home was a huge adjustment, but allowed for greater flexibility, time with family, less travel time and less money on things like gas and eating out.

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Do I Have To Go Through The Courts For My Divorce?

by Amber M. Serwat

Do I Have To Go Through The Courts For My DivorceOne of the most common questions we get from potential clients is whether they need to go through the courts to complete a divorce. The answer may not be what you expect. There is a long-held myth that the only/best way to resolve the issues in a divorce is with a long, nasty court battle. In fact, when we see divorces referenced in the news or portrayed in a movie, that is usually what you will see. However, in reality, you can complete the entire divorce process without ever stepping foot in a courtroom

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Will Divorce Mediation Work For Me?

by Amber M. Serwat

Will Divorce Mediation Work For MeAs a trained mediation service, one of the most common questions we get from potential clients is whether divorce mediation will work for their unique and specific set of circumstances. In our opinion, divorce mediation can work for virtually any couple that is ready to move forward with the divorce process. Here are a few of the many reasons to consider mediation rather than litigation for your divorce:

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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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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

Divorce Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services - Amber Serwat Mediation

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