Minnesota Custody MediationChild custody can be one of the most difficult and messy parts of your divorce. Your children are the most important thing to both you and your ex and sharing custody is perhaps the biggest transition after a divorce is final. Problems can come up, situations change, and unexpected life events can create serious custody issues that must be resolved. Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation helps families struggling with custody issues by offering professional custody mediation services in Minnesota. Amber brings compassion, knowledge of Minnesota law and years of experience working with couples just like you.

Common Reasons a Child Custody Agreement needs to be Changed

Logistical changes: When you sign your divorce papers, it is impossible to anticipate all of the logistical and scheduling issues that will come up. Work schedule changes, a new job, and new extracurricular activities are just some of the issues that can change over time. If you have trouble figuring out how to adjust your custody agreement to accommodate logistical changes, custody mediation is an excellent tool for families.

New partner/stepfamily: When one party begins a new relationship, issues can become more complex. Changes to a custody agreement are very common when a new partner comes into the picture and these issues can be resolved amicably with the help of a custody mediator.

One parent is unfit: If one parent is unable to care for the child(ren), then it may be time to amend your custody agreement. This can be related to drug or alcohol abuse, physical abuse or mental or physical illness.

Needs of the child: As kids age, their needs change. A custody agreement that worked when they were a toddler, may not work for a teenager. Making adjustments to a custody agreement to better meet the needs of your child is very easily completed by working with a custody mediator.

Experienced Minnesota Child Custody Mediator

Altering your custody agreement does not have to be stressful. If you and your ex work together to co-parent, mediation is an excellent way to deal with issues that come up for your family, rather than having to go back to court. AMS Mediation can help you navigate these complex issues and offer guidance and advice about Minnesota law so that you can find a solution that works for all involved. For more information about our custody mediation services, call 952-252-1492 to schedule a free consultation.


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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