How to Prepare For Divorce In MinnesotaNo one thinks that they are headed for a divorce when they say, “I do”. Yet, unfortunately many couples end up realizing that their marriage is no longer working, and that divorce is the best path forward. How do you prepare yourself and your family for this? Here are some tips to help you and your family get ready for what is ahead:

1. Focus on your future: If you have made the decision to divorce, this has probably been on your mind for quite some time. Focusing on your future, rather than your past is one way to cope with the stress and difficulty.
2. Be organized: The divorce process can be tedious and requires extensive documentation and paperwork, specifically about your finances. Spend some time getting these documents together before you meet with a mediator or a lawyer.
3. Gather your support network: Going through a divorce is difficult on each member of your family. It is always a good idea to lean on your support network as you navigate the process. This may include family, friends, neighbors, your faith community and others who you feel close to. You should also consider reaching out to your children’s teacher(s) so that they are aware of what is going on at home.
4. Get professional help: Fairly early in the divorce process, you will need to make a decision about how you want to complete the process. You can hire a lawyer and go through the court system, or work with a mediator to resolve the outstanding issues outside of the courtroom. You may also benefit from other professional services including a therapist, accountant, parenting consultant, or a parenting coach.
5. Practice self-care: The divorce process can be emotionally draining. Now is a good time to think about the things that you do to “fill your cup”. Is that exercise, a special tea to drink, getting together with friends, a massage, a pedicure, or a good book? Make sure that you carve out time each week for yourself!

MN Divorce Mediation Services

AMS Mediation specializes in divorce mediation services for couples in Minnesota. While you may not know what to expect with a divorce, we do. We can guide you through the process and answer your questions every step of the way. We cannot guarantee it will be easy, but you can be confident that you will have the professional support you need to navigate the process successfully. Call us at 952-252-1492 for more information.


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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