AMS Mediation Blog

Benefits of Custody Mediation

Benefits of Custody MediationAre you dealing with custody issues with a former partner and not sure where to turn? In Minnesota, custody mediation is a great option that allows parents who have never been married to resolve custody and child support issues with less time and conflict compared to using the traditional legal system just like married couples and with the same results and agreement options.

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Managing A Move After Divorce

Managing A Move After DivorceIt is very difficult to look ahead when you are negotiating the terms of your divorce including your parenting plan. In fact, the tendency is to look back and it can seem impossible to move forward. However, time does march on, and you and your family will move forward and find a new normal – which will include co-parenting, boundaries with your ex and communication strategies for post-divorce interactions. There is no way to anticipate what might happen if one of you

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By Law Do Mothers Have Greater Custody Rights?

By Law Do Mothers Have Greater Custody Rights? | Custody Mediation Services Burnsville, MNIt is a somewhat common myth that the court system favors the mother in divorce custody disputes. These assumptions are based on the long held tradition that mothers are, generally speaking, more often the primary caregivers for the children in a family. Today, however, it is just as common for mothers to work outside the home and child custody agreements are based on what is in the best interest of the children, not on who spends more time at home…

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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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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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