Mediation has fast become a very popular option for divorcing couples settling the terms of a separation or a divorce.  You may wonder, however, whether your unique situation is too complicated and whether going through the traditional court system might be a better bet.  You may be surprised to learn that no case is too complicated for divorce mediation.  In fact, the most complex cases may actually be the best candidates for mediation.  AMS Mediation is a leading divorce mediation company based in Burnsville, MN that can help you and your spouse navigate even the most difficult divorce via mediation. 

Benefits of Divorce Mediation Over Court System

Proceeding through the traditional court system to settle a divorce takes significantly more time and money than divorce mediation.  So, when you disagree on many different aspects of the divorce or are experiencing significant conflict, you can expect your divorce to cost more and take even more time than going through the courts.  The court system is by nature adversarial, and often exacerbates conflict, or magnifies it, making it worse.  This can cause many negative long term consequences for you and your family.

Beginning the divorce process with mediation rather than the traditional court system gives you and your divorcing spouse control over how the process goes and control over the overall tone, priority and pace.  If you go through the court system, you are at the mercy of the court’s schedule and have far less control over the process.

You can also invite many experts to help you inform your decisions if you use mediation to settle your divorce.  In addition to your trained and experienced mediator, you can use attorneys, appraisers, therapists, financial planners, accountants and child therapists.  A team approach helps everyone focus on what is best for all involved.  This is particularly important when children are involved.

Role Of Mediator

You may also be concerned that all of the emotion you are feeling will further complicate the divorce mediation process.  The team at AMS Mediation will help you channel this emotion into a positive outcome.  The role of the mediator is to keep you on track and keep you focused on the priorities that you and your divorcing spouse have agreed are important.  Our ultimate goal is to help you and your spouse reach an agreement on the difficult decisions related to your divorce including division of assets and debts, child custody and child/spousal support.  Your mediator will remain neutral during the process, facilitating productive discussion that can yield a positive outcome for your family.

If you would like more information about how AMS Mediation can help you through your divorce, 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.


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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