Practical Advice For Divorcing in 2020In a year like no other, 2020 has brought its fair share of uncertainty, stress and fear to families all over the country. With families spending much more time in their homes together, conflict is sometimes unavoidable. If you have contemplated divorce in the past but are feeling more certain than ever that it is the best path forward for you and your family, here are some practical tips for navigating your divorce in 2020:

1. Divorce is a very difficult decision to make and it can be financially stressful for both parties. As soon as possible, begin to save money where you can. These extra dollars will be very helpful as you think about an upcoming move or added expenses that come from separating from one house to two. Divorce mediation is a much less expensive way to settle the terms of your divorce and can save you significant time, stress and money.

2. Keep all of your documentation in a notebook: The divorce process produces a lot of paperwork. Put that paperwork all in one place so that you do not have to search for it when you need it. Keeping track of your documentation will help you significantly during the mediation or litigation process.

3. Communicate openly: To the extent you can, communicate openly about your plans for completing most interactions virtually. Divorce mediation can now be handled online so that you can move forward with the process in a safe way. You can now also file your divorce paperwork with the courts virtually as well.

4. Keep your priorities in focus: Divorce can bring out the worst in many of us. It can be helpful to really keep your focus on the things that are most important to you during the process. Define those priorities as soon as you can – the wellbeing of your children, making the transition financially, keeping your relationship amicable, etc.

Virtual Divorce Mediation Services in 2020

AMS Mediation specializes in divorce mediation for couples in the Minnesota area. We have moved our services to a virtual format, but you will still receive the same level of service, compassion and direct and open communication you would expect from in-person meetings. Our goal is to make the divorce process as straightforward and stress free as possible. We focus on conserving financial resources and helping you find reasonable and workable solutions for the issues that you face. For more information about our divorce mediation services, call 952-252-1492.


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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