Divorce mediation has become more and more popular as an avenue for settling divorce as couples see and hear about its many benefits over navigating a divorce settlement via the traditional court system. The most obvious advantage of divorce mediation is that it uses compromise and more positive communication strategies to arrive at solutions, rather than a court battle that is filled with conflict and is inherently adversary in nature. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN is a leader in divorce mediation for those in the South Metro area who are looking for a client centered and solution based approach to divorce.

The Mediation Process

The team at AMS Mediation has many years of experience working through all types of divorce related issues, including division of assets and debts, development of a parenting plan for those with children and settling issues around spousal and child support. Amber Serwat is a professional divorce mediator, which means that she will serve as a neutral, third party, to facilitate an open and honest discussion about the unique issues surrounding your divorce to help empower you to arrive at solutions that will work for you. A mediator’s role is not to make decisions, but to help answer questions about the process and foster an environment where decisions can be made by the divorcing couple.

Why Choose Mediation?

In the state of Minnesota, you are required to participate in a resolution process like mediation before moving to the courts. For many couples, a court battle will not be needed. Additional benefits of mediation include:

● Mediation is 20-50% less expensive than proceeding through the court system.
● Faster: You can expect mediation to resolve even complicated divorce settlements in a matter of weeks to months, once mediation sessions have been scheduled. A court battle can take months to years.
● More flexibility: The court system is not designed to be able to be creative or flexible about the solutions that it suggests. Mediation allows for this flexibility to find a solution that is unique to your family situation.
● Modeling positive behavior: Mediation allows you to lay a strong foundation for co-parenting after a divorce and model cooperative behavior to your children, which can be very important for all to move forward.
● Mediation has higher compliance rates because the couple has arrived at solutions together.
● Mediation allows you to gain peaceful closure after a difficult life event.

To learn more about divorce mediation, call Amber Serwat at AMS Mediation at 952.252.1492 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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