When you decide to move forward with a divorce, there are many complex issues that need to be settled including how to divide up all of the property that you and your spouse have shared. This may include furniture, collectables, china, computers, home office equipment, jewelry, clothing, cars, boats and any other personal property that has been shared. This is in addition to financial assets, real estate and debt that you share. You may assume the only way to divide this up fairly is to enlist the support of lawyers and the court system. While that is one path you can follow, mediation is also a very effective tool for helping you and your divorcing spouse divide property equitably and with minimal conflict. If you live in the Burnsville, MN area, AMS Mediation can help with this.

Property Division in Minnesota

Minnesota law is not specific about how to divide marital property during a divorce. So, this leaves much room for debate and unfortunately, sometimes intense conflict. Your possessions are likely very special to you and your spouse, many with unique meaning to both parties, so deciding who should keep what is difficult. Mediation empowers you and your spouse to decide how best to distribute the property from your marriage in a fair and equitable way to you. The team at AMS Mediation has years of experience working with couples to divide all types of property and can help you focus on the necessary steps to ensure that the process is smooth and fair.

Amber Serwat, of AMS Mediation, focuses on providing a client centered approach to her mediation sessions that encourage individuals to achieve fair, affordable, and workable solutions which satisfy their unique needs and circumstances. She will work with you to create a detailed and comprehensive spreadsheet that fully documents and even calculates the value of your personal belongings, financial assets and debts so that both parties are on the same page. So, as you and your divorcing spouse prioritize and claim items, you will both see the monetary value associated and use the spreadsheet to actually track whether the division of property is equitable. AMS Mediation can also work with other professionals if necessary to assign value to property, again to ensure that the division is fair and equitable.

Divorce Mediation Services, Burnsville

If you are moving forward with a divorce and would like to settle the terms without spending significant time and resources on lawyers and the often adversarial court battle, call our team at AMS Mediation at 952.252.1492 to learn more and find out if mediation might be a useful tool for your unique situation.


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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