Issues surrounding child custody are some of the most difficult, complex and highly contested issues in the entire divorce process. Sharing custody with an ex-spouse who you once loved and now wish to separate from can cause plenty of difficulty. And, the simple idea of not seeing your children each and every day is a huge adjustment for all parents. A child custody mediator can provide neutrality, perspective and a safe and constructive environment for divorcing parents to come up with workable solutions and parenting plans for all types of child custody issues. AMS Mediation specializes in child custody mediation for those in the Burnsville, MN area. Even if resolution seems impossible, our team can help you find common ground and begin building a parenting plan, one step at a time.

Mediation and Parenting Support Services, Burnsville, MN

The most successful child custody arrangements are those that are built by the divorcing couples, together. A divorce marks the end of a marriage between a couple and the beginning of a phase of the relationship. Co-parenting is an adjustment for both parties and requires clear and consistent communication, a cooperative attitude and a willingness to put the children first. Using mediation to settle the custody arrangement can set a positive tone for this co-parenting relationship. Mediation shows your children that you and your ex-spouse can work together. Developing a successful parenting plan that works well for all is critically important to help your children adjust to their new lives after your divorce.

Mediation can help you tackle all sorts of child custody issues such as:

● Weekly and weekend schedule
● Holiday schedules
● Transfer times
● Vacations and travel
● Residential moves
● Communication plan
● Plans for extra-curricular activities

Co-Parenting After Divorce

Mediation empowers you and your ex-spouse to set expectations for these and a wide range of issues that often come up after a divorce is final. Mediation is affordable and solutions can be reached on child custody issues in just a few 2 hour sessions. Mediation is confidential and allows you the flexibility to come up with solutions that work for your unique family situation so that the transition time after divorce can be as simple, straightforward and possible for all members of the family. AMS Mediation has many years of experience and has worked with couples from Burnsville and the surrounding communities to end a difficult chapter of life and begin a new one. For more information or to schedule a time to talk to a member of our child custody mediation team, call 952.252.1492.


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.


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. We are now working remotely and ensure the ongoing availability of mediation, PC, PTE and other ADR services.

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492.

We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at


We continue to 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 adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, remain resilient and stay healthy!

Amber Serwat and Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional and ADR Assistant

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