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Strategies For Negotiating Child Custody Agreement

How To Divide Joint Property During DivorceA divorce is a marker for a huge life change. You will no longer be sharing your daily life, your property with your spouse. Divorce means that you will live separate lives. For the most part, this is likely exactly what you are hoping for. However, one thing that can be extremely difficult to determine is how to develop a custody agreement that works for the entire family. Sharing custody can be one of the biggest adjustments

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Effective Co-Parenting Strategies

Effective Co-Parenting StrategiesSharing the custody of your children is a huge adjustment for the entire family. Turning one household into two generally means a relocation for one parent at the very least and a need to balance finances between the two households. There are also many logistical challenges that go along with the separation process and parenting from different households. Co-parenting may be the most significant change for parents

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Custody Mediation For Unmarried Parents

Custody Mediation For Unmarried ParentsJust because you and your partner did not legally get married does not mean that your separation is any less complicated, especially if you share children. As parents, you are the two most important people in your kid’s lives and finding common ground on custody issues is extremely important to your family’s future. AMS Mediation offers custody mediation for unmarried parents which is less expensive, less time consuming

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Custody Mediation For Non-Married Parents

Custody Mediation For Non-Married ParentsFamilies come in all shapes and sizes. Some couples choose to marry and have children, other couples decide never to tie the knot. The team at AMS Mediation respects and supports all families, whether there is a marriage license or not. We offer custody mediation to non-married parents who have decided to separate and are trying to navigate the challenging issue of how to share custody of your kids. The pandemic we are going through is not helping with the exception of using Zoom

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Making The Divorce Process Easier

Making the Divorce Process EasierDivorce is widely regarded as one of the most difficult and stressful life events. It is often mentioned in the same breath as a death in the family, job loss, moving and major illness. However, you should know that there are ways to ease the stress of the divorce process. While you may not be able to navigate the process with no stress, you can do it in such a way that the stress is manageable. Mediation is one way to resolve the difficult issues without having to go through a court battle, which can be the cause for much of the financial and emotional stress of divorce. AMS Mediation specializes in providing divorce mediation services for Minnesota couples who are moving forward with a divorce and would like to find a way to do this with less stress and conflict. Give us a call today.

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Child Custody Mediator in Dakota County Approved

Child Custody Mediator in Dakota County ApprovedBy now, most people are aware of the benefits of mediation services over those that involve the traditional court process. The higher cost of litigation alone has caused many people to seek mediation over the more familiar and traditional court processes. One more specific aspect of mediation that has great advantages over court-based processes is child custody. AMS Mediation is an approved child custody mediator

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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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