Child Custody After COVID-19COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down in many ways. Many of us have been working from home for more than a year, some of our kids have not gone to in-person school since last March, and masks have become everyone’s new accessory. COVID-19 has also disrupted child custody cases all over the country, including in Minnesota. Now that we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, you may be ready to get back into your pre-COVID custody routine or come up with a new schedule that works for your current situation. AMS Mediation can help you navigate any child custody issues that you are currently facing. We understand how disruptive the pandemic has been and will work with you to find the balance, structure and schedule that works for your entire family.

Modifying A Child Custody Agreement

Child custody is traditionally one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce settlement. Even when you and your ex arrive at a solution and schedule that works well for you, things change. Your children get older, and the child custody needs may change. Child custody is complicated enough without a global pandemic. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on all aspects of our lives, child custody included. Mediation is ideally suited to handle issues that come up after a child custody agreement is finalized. Amending a child custody agreement can be handled with the help and support of a mediator who is trained in divorce law.

Child custody agreements can address all types of issues that are concerning to you as parents, from how they handle safety issues related to COVID-19, to how your child will attend school (online versus in-person). You may need to amend a custody agreement for the upcoming summer to incorporate different camp options, summer school or a parent who is still working from home. No issue is too big or too small for the team at AMS Mediation. We believe that it is possible to work together when there are concerns, different needs and differences in opinions. The court system simply is not set up to handle the volume of cases that require amendments to a custody agreement.

Post-Divorce Mediation Services In MN

If you have questions about amending your custody agreement, contact the team at AMS Mediation at 952-252-1492 or email We offer free consultations so that you can ask questions and determine the best path forward for your family


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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