Do I Need a Communication CoachOne of the most important components in a marriage is communication. In fact, when couples are asked why they decided to divorce, many point to failed or poor communication as the root cause of their marital problems. One thing that is important to recognize is that if you share children, the need for strong communication does not end when you sign your divorce papers. In fact, it is more important than ever to develop a clear and open path for communication once your divorce is over and you are both leading separate lives. A communication coach can help you communicate effectively, reduce overall conflict and focus on workable solutions so that you and your family can stay out of the court system.

Improve Communication With Your Ex

Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation can serve as a communication coach for you and your ex during and after your divorce. Partnering with a communication coach may be recommended by the courts, an attorney, a parenting consultant, or a Custody Evaluator. The goal is always to find a way to resolve the issues that you face without costly litigation. A communication coach will adjust to your unique needs and your unique challenges regarding communication. Here are some specifics areas where a communication coach can focus:

● Developing a set of best practices for you and your ex to use when you communicate. This can be a guide and gentle reminder to keep communication clear, effective and respectful.
● Developing strategies for protecting your children from the conflict between you and your ex.
● Tips for negotiating with your ex and how to raise questions and concerns without seeming threatening.
● Effective listening techniques
● Strategies for successful co-parenting for the long term.
● How to convey concern or frustration without anger
● Focusing on your future rather than your past.

Successful Co-Parenting Requires Communication

If you are struggling with communication in your marriage, during your separation or if you have been given the advice that a communication coach would benefit you and your ex, call the team at AMS Mediation at 952.252.1492 for a free consultation. Resolving communication issues can be the key in helping you and your ex co-parent successfully for many years to come. This can benefit you, your ex as well as your children. Right now, we are able to conduct virtual sessions as well as some in-person sessions to meet our clients’ needs. Communication coaching sessions generally involve both parties and you can expect to participate in multiple sessions until the issues have been resolved.


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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