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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Getting Divorced in 2024

Getting Divorced in 2020The time in which we are living has as much uncertainty as any time since, perhaps, the turbulent 1960s. It is almost impossible to be unaffected by these issues. If circumstances in your home are further complicating life, we at AMS Mediation want you to know that there are pathways forward to help, even during these uncertain times. If you and your spouse are on the path to Getting Divorced in 2020, AMS Mediation is ready to help you through our divorce mediation process.

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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation for Co-Parenting

Navigating the intricacies of co-parenting after a divorce can be challenging, but AMS Mediation in Minnesota offers a solution that promotes cooperation and harmony: divorce mediation.

Promoting Open Communication: AMS Mediation emphasizes open communication between co-parents as a foundation for successful co-parenting. Through guided discussions facilitated by experienced mediators, parents can address concerns, clarify expectations, and establish effective channels of communication to foster a healthy co-parenting relationship.

Fostering Collaborative Decision-Making: Unlike traditional divorce proceedings, which often result

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Regain Control of Your Life with Divorce Mediation

Divorce can leave you feeling overwhelmed, sad and like your life is out of control. Your sense of normal shifts quickly as you consider separating your joint possessions and perhaps moving your family. You may feel specific stress over explaining this major life change to your children and your other family members. Traditional litigation only compounds this sense of chaos, as you are forced

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Less Stressful Divorce Process

Less Stressful Divorce ProcessIf you are contemplating divorce, then one thing that you know for sure is that the decision is not made lightly, and the process is stressful. While there is no way to take away all of the stress of the process, the team at AMS Mediation offers a way to minimize the stress and move you toward resolution more quickly. Divorce mediation is an alternative dispute resolution strategy to settle the terms of your divorce without having to go through the traditional court process with attorneys and a judge rendering decision. Here are 5 ways divorce mediation can reduce the stress of the divorce process:

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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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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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