How can Mediation help?Mediation is a very effective way to settle the important terms of your divorce, rather than having to go through the tough, painful, lengthy and costly litigation process. The state of Minnesota encourages all couples to attempt an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process BEFORE bringing their case to court. Mediation is the most common ADR process because it provides a forum where a neutral third party (your mediator) facilitates communication between the two parties (and their attorneys if applicable) to promote a settlement. AMS Mediation provides affordable, client-centered mediation services for couples that empowers them to resolve issues in a fair and healthy way.

Resolve Important Issues Related to Your Divorce with Mediation

Mediation can help you resolve a wide variety of issues related to your divorce including these three important components:

  • Asset and Debt Distribution: For most married couple, you accumulate shared assets, debts and property during your marriage. Divorce is a time to divide up these assets and debts in a fair and equitable way. Mediation is ideal to facilitate this process, allowing you and your soon to be ex-spouse to determine the best way to distribute the joint assets and debts.
  • Development of a Parenting Plan: One of the most difficult parts of the divorce process is determining a schedule for how children will spend their time. After all, both you and your spouse are used to seeing your children every day. Divorce means that this will change and you will likely share custody. AMS Mediation can help facilitate positive and productive discussion around the development of a parenting plan that works for your current situation. In addition, mediation can also help after a divorce is final, when circumstances change and your parenting plan needs to be adjusted.
  • Determination of the need for financial support: Another important component of a divorce settlement is the determination of the need for spousal or child support payments from one spouse to the other. There are many factors considered including income level, standard of living while the couple was married, needs of the children, and the parent or spouse’s ability to pay. The mediation process can help you come up with a reasonable plan for spousal and/or child support payments.

Minnesota Divorce Mediation Services

Divorce mediation works very well in the vast majority of divorce cases and can save your family time and money. AMS Mediation can help you navigate the terms of your divorce from start to finish and minimize the stress and emotional toll that it takes on you and your family. 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.


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. We are now working remotely and ensure the ongoing availability of mediation, PC, PTE and other ADR services.

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492.

We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at


We continue to 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 adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, remain resilient and stay healthy!

Amber Serwat and Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional and ADR Assistant

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