How Much Does Mediation Cost? | Minnesota Divorce Mediation PricingThe cost of mediation is significantly less than the most common alternative which involves retaining a lawyer and going through the traditional litigation process.  Typically, clients who employ a mediation service can expect to pay approximately $2,000, which is a much lower total cost than even the least expensive court-based divorce. We also offer services that are not offered for court-based divorce proceedings. This is a specific reference to the emphasis we place on cooperation between the divorcing couple and working to ensure that both people are prepared to move on with their lives in as healthy a way as possible. AMS Mediation prioritizes finding common ground. When you realize that the cost of mediated divorce is so much less expensive than the traditional process, you will understand why so many more couples are choosing mediated divorce.

Settle Your Divorce For Less

Mediated divorce is focused on cooperation and full disclosure. By comparison, a court battle generally increases overall conflict and is adversarial in nature. AMS Mediation is committed to providing guidance based on deep knowledge of Minnesota divorce law. And because the motivation is to find common ground, there tends to be greater efficiency associated with divorce mediation. And greater efficiency means that we are able to keep the costs down.

As stated above, AMS Mediation’s divorce mediation process tends to cost in the area of $2,000 for couples. Other costs include:

  • A filing fee. You pay this to the county government in which you reside. The cost is approximately $400.
  • Legal drafting fee. You are not obligated to contract with a professional for this process, but if you opt for this service, the cost could be an additional $1,500.

AMS Mediation always strives to be clear about the costs associated with divorce mediation, and each case is unique.  So even though most clients end up incurring a cost of about $4,000 total for all associated expenses, your specific case could be higher or lower. Still and again, divorce mediation is almost always significantly less costly than divorce handled by lawyers through the court system. A divorce that goes through the courts can cost up to $15,000.

Experienced Minnesota Divorce Mediator

AMS Mediation has earned a positive reputation because of our commitment to honesty and integrity.  Combined with our knowledge of Minnesota divorce law and the mediation process, we are confident that we can help you get through a difficult time.  We are happy to conduct a free consultation with you to discuss the cost of your specific case.  Call us at 952.252.1492 to schedule an appointment.


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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