Deciding Whether To Divorce Or Stay TogetherIt is not uncommon in the United States for couples who know their marriage is failing to decide that it is better to stay together because they have children. In many ways, the drive to stay together in a marriage that is not working is admirable. It is an indication of commitment to the little people who have added purpose and meaning to their parents’ lives. But, for the vast majority of those couples, staying together in a marriage that is a marriage in name only is untenable and can sometimes be unhealthy. AMS Mediation can help couples in such situations by building on the love they have for the children and easing them into the next chapter of their lives.

Putting Your Kids First In A Divorce

When parents realize that divorcing could actually be more beneficial to their children, a burden is lifted, and hope is renewed. Divorce mediation is a service that provides information ranging from the legal aspects of divorce to the practical aspects of how to co-parent with a former spouse. The experience we bring to the divorce mediation process creates confidence in the divorcing couples with whom we work. And that kind of confidence is irreplaceable when the divorcing couple prioritizes the well-being of their children.

Divorce mediation is an ideal alternative to the more traditional understanding of divorce, which historically has taken place predominantly in the courts across this country. With a growing population and a divorce rate that has been rising for decades, the courts simply cannot handle the demand any longer. Divorce mediation is an outgrowth of the need to process the number of divorces that the courts can no longer handle, and the profession has grown because of the effectiveness of the process. Because divorce mediation focuses on solving problems and identifying common ground between the divorcing individuals, it has become an ideal service to ensure that the welfare of the children of divorcing couples is addressed.

Minnesota Divorce Mediation Services

There are other benefits too. Divorce mediation does not involve attorneys, so there is no adversarial motivation involved in the process. The divorce mediator is motivated to help you understand your perspectives, and because of our objectivity, we can point out aspects of common ground that may be less obvious to you and/or your spouse.

Divorce mediation tends to be significantly less costly than divorces that involve attorneys and take place in the courts. AMS Mediation is an experienced and trusted divorce mediation firm that provides in person and online mediation sessions to couples all over Minnesota. Call us at 952.252.1492 to schedule a free consultation.


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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