AMS Mediation Blog

Child Custody Mediation

Child Custody Mediation The majority of parents whose marriages end in divorce are people who love their children more than anything. The nature of marital conflict, however, can result in parents expressing their love for their children in ways that provoke disagreement. It is entirely possible for both parents to believe that they love their children perfectly, while also believing that their divorcing spouse’s love for their children is all wrong

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Resolving Custody Disputes Amicably

Resolving Custody Disputes AmicablyWhen parents decide to part ways, one of the most challenging aspects of divorce is often determining child custody arrangements. AMS Mediation, located in Minnesota, offers a compassionate and effective approach to resolving custody disputes through mediation.

Divorce can bring about intense emotions

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Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce

Effective Co-Parenting After DivorceDivorce is the end of your marriage and just the beginning of a new phase of your relationship if you have children. This may not be what you want to hear, but the sooner you come to terms with this fact, the better off you and your children will be. Working with a mediator can help you resolve issues that come up after the terms of your divorce are final without having to go through the court system. The court is simply not set up

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Resolving Parenting Time Conflict with My Ex

Resolving Parenting Time Conflict with My ExCo-parenting during and after divorce is easily one of the most difficult parts of the process. After all, divorce generally means that you will see your kids less than when you were a family unit and that is difficult for everyone. Difficulty managing a parenting time agreement is a very common conflict between a former couple that shares children. AMS Mediation offers parenting support services like a Parenting Time Expeditor, to help your family navigate these challenges. A parenting time expeditor (PTE) is appointed by the courts and can make legally binding decisions about parenting time schedules, potential trades, vacation time, special events

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What Is A Communication Coach And Why Would I Need One?

What Is A Communication Coach? And Why Would I Need One?Lack of communication is one of the most common causes of divorce. And, unfortunately, communication typically does not improve during a divorce settlement, and often stays strained well after a divorce is final. However, stronger and improved communication often results in a better outcome for all involved and can set a more positive tone for co-parenting

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Simple Child Custody Modification

Simple Child Custody ModificationIf you have a child-custody agreement with your former spouse, you may find it necessary to make a simple modification to that agreement. Similarly, if your former spouse approaches you about needing to make a simple child custody modification, you need not necessarily respond as if it is a major problem. In most cases, modifying a child custody agreement can be done without much difficulty or involving the courts. However, if your relationship with your former spouse is strained, you may at first perceive the request as a major inconvenience. In virtually all circumstances pertaining to child custody modification, though, the team at AMS Mediation can be helpful. In fact, we are confident that in most matters of child custody modification

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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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