The divorce process is new, complex and difficult for nearly everyone who navigates it. After all, if you are lucky, you NEVER experience a divorce and if you do, mostly likely it only happens once. So, when you are faced with the prospect of a divorce from your spouse, you may have many questions about child/spousal support, division of property, and how to set up a parenting plan (or custody agreement) in a way that puts your kids first. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN offers a wide variety of divorce education classes that can help you learn more about the process, ask questions about your specific situation and gather information about what to expect from the process.

Divorce Education Classes

The two divorce education courses offered by our team at AMS Mediation cover many relevant and pressing topics that will provide you with the information that you need to navigate the process with less stress and more confidence and certainty.

Course 1: Toolkit For Navigating Your Legal Process provides useful, accurate and up-to-date information about the legal process of a divorce so that you can make sure that your divorce is as cost effective as possible and puts the needs of your family first. This course covers topics such as:

● Managing the stress of a divorce and the grieving process
● Processing the many emotions of divorce and uncoupling
● Domestic violence other complicating factors
● Options for the legal process in Minnesota
● Early neutral evaluations
● Property division
● Spousal maintenance
● Child support
● Developing usable and detailed parenting plans

Course 2: Toolkit For Successful Separate Parenting offers divorcing couples guidance and insight about what to expect as you transition from parenting together to parenting separately. This course covers the following topics:

● How conflict can affect kids
● Children’s needs and perspectives by age group
● How to talk to your kids about divorce
● Dynamics of change how to begin to rebuild trust
● How to establish healthy parenting environments
● Anger & conflict Management
● Effective communication skills
● How to model positive behavior for your kids

Divorce Support

If you live in the Burnsville, Edina, or Richfield, MN area and are facing a divorce in the coming months, now is a great time to reach out to the AMS Mediation staff for support and resources to help you navigate this difficult process. Our team can be reached at 952.252.1492 or by email at


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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