Alternatives To Settling A Divorce Without A Court BattleIf you look up current divorce statistics, you are likely to notice that divorce rates have been trending down over the last few years. In fact, the number of divorce filings were down during the COVID pandemic, and it appears that this trend may continue. However, these statistics do not matter at all if you find yourself preparing for divorce. If you are among the 40-50% of couples who are moving forward with a divorce right now, national trends just do not matter much to you. What can be critically important is how you choose to move forward with your divorce. A prolonged court battle with lots of conflict exacerbates an already difficult situation.

Do I Have To Go Through The Court To Settle My Divorce?

Many of our clients ask us if it is possible to finalize a divorce without having to go through the court system. The answer is a definitive yes. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution option that allows you to work with a neutral third party (mediator) to resolve issues like dividing your property, deciding how you want to structure parenting time/custody and whether or not spousal maintenance or child support is necessary in your case. Rather than leaving these decisions in the hands of a judge, you are able to weigh in on these important decisions. The benefits to trying mediation before litigation are numerous. Mediation is far less expensive than litigation and is also far less stressful. No one knows your family better than you and your ex, so it makes sense that you could come to a settlement that will be long lasting and successful.

AMS Mediation specializes in divorce mediation services that can help you find your way through the divorce process without a nasty court battle. Our staff understands Minnesota law and will help you file the paperwork with the court so that your divorce agreement is legal. In fact, the Minnesota court system actually highly recommends all couples in our state try mediation before going through the traditional court system. The courts simply cannot keep up with demand for divorces, even though the divorce rates are lower than they have been.

Divorce Mediation To Settle The Terms Of A Divorce

If you would like more information about divorce mediation services to finalize the terms of your divorce, reach out to our team at AMS Mediation to schedule a free consultation at 952-252-1492. We can answer your questions and help you decide if mediation might be an option that would work for you.


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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