Benefits Of Alternative Dispute Resolution ServicesIf you are considering a divorce, you have likely heard the term “alternative dispute resolution”. The Minnesota courts and many divorce attorneys will actually recommend that couples try an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) technique before proceeding through the court system. An alternative dispute resolution service can be used to settle the terms of a divorce, a child custody agreement and/or an agreement for separate parenting. When you follow this path, you do not have to litigate these issues, hire lawyers and go in front of a judge. Instead, you can use services that minimize conflict and maximize the potential for a fair, equitable and outcome.

Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution Options

AMS Mediation offers a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution services to meet your unique needs. Our staff has extensive training (and some personal experience) dealing with divorce, separation and co-parenting, and we have assembled a team that can help families all over Minnesota with these challenging issues. We offer divorce and family mediation, divorce and parenting coaching, parenting consulting and parenting time expeditor services, and early neutral evaluation services. You do not have to litigate each and every problem that you face with your ex. Here are some of the many benefits of our ADR services:

You can influence the solutions: When you opt to resolve the issues surrounding your divorce or parenting conflict with an alternative dispute resolution tool like mediation, you will be able to have a real say in the solutions. You and your ex will work closely with a mediator to decide on issues like dividing property, child custody, co-parenting and many other issues. These solutions are often significantly more successful than going before a judge. After all, no one knows the dynamics of your situation better than you do.

Saves you time and money: Alternative dispute resolution services are less expensive and take less time than litigation.

Lays a strong foundation for future issues: When you share children with your ex, your relationship changes when you decide to separate, but it is not over. You must find a way forward in a healthy way in order to effectively co-parent your children.

Prioritize your family’s wellbeing: There is nothing more important than the wellbeing of your family as you navigate these changes. Mediation and other alternative dispute resolution services put your family first, reduce conflict and stress and reduce the overall financial burden of a divorce and/or custody dispute.

For more information about our alternative dispute resolution services, call 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


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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