Why Couples Decide To Divorce?If you and your spouse have made the difficult decision to divorce, you have options for resolving the terms without going through the court system. Minnesota courts encourage all couples to try divorce mediation to reach a divorce settlement before litigation. Divorce is relatively common in our society. With nearly 50% of marriages ending in divorce, there are many reasons why marriages do not work. Some of the most common reasons that a couple may decide to divorce include:

1. Loss or lack of trust: When one party begins a close relationship with another person and breaks their marriage vow, trust is lost and it can be extremely difficult to build that trust back. Infidelity is one of the most common causes for divorce. It is important to note that while this is listed as one of the most common reasons for divorce, many of the other issues listed below may contribute to a relationship getting to the point where one party decides to have an extramarital affair.
2. Communication issues: Communication issues are at the root of many different marital problems. Couples can grow apart, develop different interests and priorities and before you know it, communication can break down and result in either lots of arguments or extended periods without healthy communication. For some couples, marriage therapy can help you find ways to communicate better, but for other couples, it is a signal for the end of a marriage.
3. Major life event or stress: A major life event like a job loss, health diagnosis, substance abuse problem can cause a couple to rethink the future of their marriage. Everyone responds to extreme stress differently and sometimes the stress can highlight a weakness in a marriage.
4. Lack of intimacy: Not feeling close to your spouse is often cited as another common reason for divorce. Many couples report feeling more like roommates than spouses and this distance can lead to serious marital problems.
5. Domestic abuse: Physical or emotional abuse is another common cause of divorce. If you are feeling unsafe in your relationship, you should reach out for help as soon as possible. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached by calling 800-799-7233 24/7.

Divorce Mediation As An Option For Settling The Terms Of Your Divorce

If you have questions or want to learn more about the divorce mediation process, AMS Mediation is here to help. Give us a call at 952-252-1492 for more information or to schedule a free consultation.


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 https://zoom.us/download.


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 gabe@amsmediationplus.com.


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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