Divorce Attorney Alternatives in Minnesota Are you looking for a way to minimize the overall conflict that you experience during divorce? If you are like many couples who have made the extremely difficult decision to divorce, you may be looking for a way to complete the final aspects of the process without hiring divorce attorneys and heading to court. Divorce mediation offers a highly effective, less expensive and less expensive alternative to hiring a divorce attorney in Minnesota. AMS Mediation is a leading divorce mediation company in MN, ready to partner with you to resolve the outstanding issues you face as you navigate your divorce.

Divorce Mediation Versus Divorce Litigation

Traditional litigation to settle divorce is what many assume is the only option for couples in the US. While this may have been the case 50 years ago, it is now not feasible for the court system to manage all divorce cases in our state. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) tool that can keep costs down, keep you from having to hire a divorce attorney, and keep you from having to go to court. Mediation generally involves working with a trained and certified mediator to engage in discussions with your spouse about issues like how to divide your joint property and assets, developing a parenting plan to outline custody, and deciding whether child support or spousal support is necessary. You can expect to meet 3-4 times over the course of a few months to resolve these issues and settle the terms of your divorce.

Role of a Divorce Mediator in MN

It is important to understand that the role of your mediator is to facilitate this discussion but not to make the decisions for you. Rather than putting these decisions in the hands of divorce attorneys and a judge, you are empowered by your mediator to make these decisions yourself. Mediation is entirely confidential, takes significantly less time and costs less money than litigation. Rather than paying a divorce attorney for billable hours, you instead pay a fraction of the cost to a mediator for 3-4 mediation sessions. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, mediation reduces the overall conflict caused by the divorce process. This can lay a strong foundation for co-parenting in the future, should you share children.

Minnesota Divorce Mediation Services

AMS Mediation understands that divorce is difficult. We work hard to support you in a way that allows you to navigate the process with the least amount of stress. For more information about our divorce mediation services, 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.


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 https://zoom.us/download.


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 gabe@amsmediationplus.com.


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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