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Is Divorce Mediation Right For My Family?

Is Divorce Mediation Right For My Family?There is no denying how difficult a divorce can be for every member of your family. This difficulty is made worse by heightened conflict during the divorce process. Divorce mediation is a way to reach resolution on the terms of your divorce without continuing to intensify the conflict. The Minnesota courts now recommend that all couples try divorce before proceeding through the court system. So, if you are wondering if divorce mediation

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Celebrating Your First New Year’s After Divorce

Celebrating Your First New Year’s After DivorceThe New Year’s holiday can be one of the most difficult ones to spend alone after a divorce. You have likely been out on dates with your ex many previous New Year’s Eve, looking forward to a new year together. If the idea of ringing in the new year on your own is causing you stress, here are some tips for navigating the holiday successfully:

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Helping Your Entire Family Navigate The Divorce Process

Helping Your Entire Family Navigate The Divorce ProcessDivorce is a reality of our modern world. As sad as that fact is, given that no one enters a marriage believing that it will end in divorce, it is important to the overall health of our society for services to exist that allow people to emerge from the turmoil caused by divorce with strength, perseverance, and a readiness to live a full life. AMS Mediation understands the complex dynamics between a divorcing couple and how important

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Resources for Parents During Divorce

Resources for Parents During DivorceWhen you are going through a divorce and have children, it is difficult to think about anything but the wellbeing of your kids. Divorce is stressful for all involved, but is particularly stressful for the kids, who do not have decision-making power and are on the receiving end of so much change as a result of the decision to divorce. If you are a parent navigating divorce and are looking for resources for your family, the team at AMS Mediation can help. In addition to our divorce mediation services which can help you settle the terms of your divorce more quickly with less conflict and financial burden, we also offer a wide variety of parenting support services that can help you help your kids through this process.

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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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Important First Steps to Take Toward a Healthy Divorce

Important First Steps to Take Toward a Healthy DivorceMany couples think about divorce for months or even years before they take the first step toward a separation. It is such a huge decision and because it is not one that we make often in our lives, it can be overwhelming to think about the necessary steps to take. AMS Mediation can help you navigate the divorce process from start to finish. No matter what stage you find yourself in, we can sit down with you and help you identify action items

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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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