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 and emotionally difficult than a traditional court battle (litigation).

Why Choose Custody Mediation Over Litigation?

Amber Serwat with AMS Mediation can help you reach a custody agreement with your ex. This includes determining both legal and physical custody of the children, deciding on a plan for how to divide up parenting time fairly and determining child support payments. Custody mediation, which is considered an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) tool is ideal for resolving these types of issues. Instead of having your lawyers fight over what is best for your family, custody mediation empowers you and your former partner to resolve these issues yourselves. No one knows your children better than the two of you. Mediation allows you to use your love, your experience, and your knowledge to come up with a custody agreement that will work for you moving forward.

A mediated custody agreement also has a better chance of long-term success than an agreement that was determined by a judge in litigation. When you go through the process of mediation to determine how the custody will be divided, you will develop skills that will help you navigate future issues with your ex. Your custody settlement will not be the last time that you need to work with your ex for the benefit of your kids. Custody mediation can lay a positive foundation for future communication and give you a framework to work from.

Custody Mediator In Minnesota

Custody issues are complicated, no matter whether you are married or not. Your kids are the most important thing in your life and coming up with a personalized custody agreement that will work for your family is extremely important. A custody mediator can help you define your goals and priorities and then find a path toward compromise, even when you think it is unlikely. Let the team at AMS Mediation help you put a plan for custody in place that is workable and realistic. For more information about our custody mediation services, give us a call at 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.


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

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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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