One of the most commonly asked questions of our mediation firm is whether mediation will work for a complicated divorce or one with significant conflict. The answer is YES. In fact, proceeding through the traditional court system can actually make a complicated divorce even more difficult and heighten the conflict already present. A court battle can last months, if not years and make an already contentious situation even worse. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN specializes in divorce mediation, even for the most complex situations and can help you and your divorcing spouse look toward a future of hope, rather than focusing on your painful past.

Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Mediation has many benefits. It is less expensive than a court battle, offering significant financial savings to a couple. In addition, mediation can ease the emotional burden of a divorce as well, empowering both parties to focus on the future, and their own priorities, rather than a battle. Mediation takes significantly less time than proceeding through the court, you can often settle your divorce in two or three 2 hour sessions. If you partner with AMS Mediation, you can expect our team to help you and your divorcing spouse settle all aspects of your divorce including:

  1. Division of property, assets and debts;
  2. Development of a parenting plan (also known as a custody arrangement);
  3. Determination of child and/or spousal support.

These are the most common (and complicated) issues tackled in divorce settlements whether you settle via the courts or mediation. A trained mediator can help you and your divorcing spouse come to agreement on each of these complex issues in positive and productive discussions that yield compromise.

Finding Solutions to Difficult Problems in A Divorce

Very often the most complicated and difficult divorces are made worse by going through the court system. They can cost a lot of money which can add an extra layer of stress. Starting with mediation can show you both that compromise and solutions can be found. Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation has extensive experience helping couples put emotions aside and focus on the issues at hand. She offers respectful, non judgemental mediation that works. She understands that this is one of the most difficult times of your life and she helps you navigate it and move forward. For more information or to schedule a time for a free consultations, call AMS Mediation today at 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.


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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