Affordable Divorce Services in Dakota County MNOn top of the already intense emotional toll that divorce takes, the financial impact can be devastating on a family, particularly in a highly contentious litigated divorce. There is an option for settling the terms of your divorce in a more affordable way. You and your spouse can use mediation to settle the important terms of your divorce, including division of property, creation of a parenting plan (or custody agreement) and determination of whether or not child and/or spousal support is needed. AMS Mediation specializes in offering affordable divorce services in Dakota County, MN. Our team can help you navigate your divorce from start to finish and minimize the financial impact on you, your family and your future.

How Much Does Divorce Cost?

Settling your divorce without going through the traditional court system and hiring multiple lawyers can save you a significant amount of money. Generally, you can expect to pay up to (or even a bit more than) $15,000 if you proceed via litigation. Mediation can save you between 20-50%. Just like divorce attorneys, mediators charge by the hour, however mediation takes less time than a court battle (6-8 weeks rather than 6-12 months). When you work with AMS Mediation to settle your divorce, you will spend a total of approximately $4000. The team at AMS Mediation understands that you are ready to move forward but may have concerns about the financial impact of divorce. We can answer your questions about the process and make sure that you are comfortable with the process every step of the way.

Divorce mediation offers you a financial savings and it also very often provides emotional relief as well. The foundation of mediation is compromise and cooperation. Your mediation will empower you and your spouse to find areas of common ground, which can provide closure for you as you end this chapter of your life. A long, contentious court battle with opposing lawyers can do just the opposite.

Divorce Mediation Services in Dakota County, MN

AMS Mediation has been offering affordable divorce services to those in Dakota County, MN for many years. In addition to mediation, we offer early neutral evaluations, parenting consultant services, a parenting time expeditor, and a divorce and co-parenting curriculum that is supported by the MN State Supreme Court. We can help you navigate this process without leaving you financially vulnerable. For more information, call us at 1-952-252-1492 for 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


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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