AMS Mediation Blog

Parenting Coaching

by Amber M. Serwat

Parenting CoachingThe divorce process takes a huge and significant toll on all members of a family. While you probably wish that you and your soon to be ex-spouse were the only ones impacted, this is just simply not the case. If you share children, you must learn how to co-parent after divorce and your children must learn how to thrive in two different households. Once a divorce has been finalized, many people find themselves unprepared

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Resources For Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Resources For Effective Co-Parenting After DivorceOne of the most difficult changes after a divorce is learning how to effectively co-parent your children when you and your ex live in two different places. It was hard enough to navigate co-parenting when you were all under one roof. Divorce presents a new set of challenges for couples who share children. Emotionally, you may be ready to move on with your life, but the fact is that you remain connected to your ex because of your children

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What is the Role of a Mediator?

by Amber M. Serwat

What is the Role of a MediatorWhen you decide to settle the terms of your divorce using mediation, you may come into the process with some assumptions about the role of a mediator. Many people think that a mediator helps you make important decisions about how you will divide your property, how you will determine custody of your kids and whether or not you will need to factor in child or spousal support. However, a mediator’s role is not to make any

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Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce

by Amber M. Serwat

Effective Co-Parenting After DivorceDivorce is the end of your marriage and just the beginning of a new phase of your relationship if you have children. This may not be what you want to hear, but the sooner you come to terms with this fact, the better off you and your children will be. Working with a mediator can help you resolve issues that come up after the terms of your divorce are final without having to go through the court system. The court is simply not set up

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Custody Mediation For Non-Married Parents

by Amber M. Serwat

Custody Mediation For Non-Married ParentsFamilies come in all shapes and sizes. Some couples choose to marry and have children, other couples decide never to tie the knot. The team at AMS Mediation respects and supports all families, whether there is a marriage license or not. We offer custody mediation to non-married parents who have decided to separate and are trying to navigate the challenging issue of how to share custody of your kids. The pandemic we are going through is not helping with the exception of using Zoom

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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. Gayle 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 & Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

Divorce Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services - Amber Serwat Mediation

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