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Preparing My Kids For Divorce

Preparing My Kids For DivorceWhen you have children, the decision to divorce gets much more complicated. Not only does this decision impact you and your spouse, but also the lives of your kids. In fact, many couples wrestle with this issue for months if not years, unsure how to do the right thing for themselves while protecting their kids. The way you proceed with your divorce very much matters when it comes to protecting your children. Here are some tips

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What To Know About Divorce In 2022

What To Know About Divorce In 2022The last two years have been filled with change. Adapting to a global pandemic has taken a huge toll on many, with stress higher in many professions (especially healthcare) and a shift for many to evaluating their career trajectory and their work-life balance. Many people have also been evaluating their personal relationships during this time. While the divorce rate dipped during the peak of COVID-19

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Is Compromise Possible In A Divorce?

Is Compromise Possible In A DivorceWhen you think of divorce, you likely think first of a bitter court battle, high conflict between spouses, and a difficulty reaching any common ground. That is generally what is depicted in our society. However, the reality of divorce can be much different. Divorce mediation values compromise as the foundation of the process. Yes, compromise. After all, you and your spouse have shared a life together

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Keys To A Successful Mediated Divorce

Keys To A Successful Mediated DivorceWhen you think about the idea of divorce, you may assume that the process will be filled with conflict, stress, financial challenges and general difficulty. Divorce mediation offers you a way to complete the divorce process with less stress, less of a financial burden, and less conflict. Mediation is set up to encourage collaboration and working together toward a common goal. Does this sound appealing? Well, most Minnesota courts actually encourage couples to try mediation before litigation for these reasons (and to relieve the scheduled backlog in the court system). Here are some keys to participating in a successful mediator divorce

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Finding Support For Yourself During Divorce

Coping with separation and divorce including the idea that your marriage failed and guilt about how the divorce will impact your children can produce severe anxiety, depression and other emotions. It is critical that you find support for yourself during this difficult time. Support can look different for different people. AMS Mediation offers a wide variety of divorce and parenting support services for couples and individuals

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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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