AMS Mediation Blog

Improve Communication During Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Improve Communication During DivorceOne of those old sayings that you may have heard before, but you cannot attribute to anyone specifically is, “Everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” Well, as almost funny as that is, slightly less funny–but all the more true–is the same statement but substituting the word ‘communication’ for ‘weather.’ We all know how important communication is to healthy relationships, but it still seems to elude

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Divorce And Your Kid’s Well-being

by Amber M. Serwat

Divorce And Your Kid’s Well-beingSupporting your kids’ needs and keeping in mind that their well-being is the most important outcome of a divorce is a very important part of the process. Given the intense emotion between you and your spouse, this can be a very challenging task. Below are some tips for supporting your children during the divorce/ongoing post divorce challenges and helping them continue to thrive, even during this difficult time:

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Virtual Mediation And Dispute Resolution Services

by Amber M. Serwat

Virtual Mediation And Dispute Resolution ServicesThe pandemic has changed us in many ways. While it has been a stressful time, some of these changes have actually been very positive. For example, for many, the flexibility to work from home instead of going into the office each and every day has saved commuting time, gas money and may have improved mental health. Just like many businesses across Minnesota, AMS Mediation has transitioned to a virtual format

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Preparing For The Holidays And Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Preparing For The Holidays And Divorce If you have separated or divorced in 2021 or are going through the difficult process right now, you may be looking ahead to holidays like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas with uncertainty, dread, anxiety and sadness. This is absolutely normal. Even if you were unhappy in your marriage, holidays were likely spent as a family unit. This year is going to feel different – no doubt about that. One thing that you can do

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Tips For Successful Divorce Mediation

by Amber M. Serwat

Tips For Successful Divorce MediationHave you made the tough decision to move forward with a divorce? Have you decided to try mediation as a first step in hopes you can settle things without a stressful court battle? If so, you may be thinking about how best to prepare for the process to ensure you have the best possible chance for success. Here are some tips for making sure that your divorce mediation process is productive and successful

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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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