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Professional Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Professional Alternative Dispute Resolution ServicesWhen you are settling the terms of your divorce, deciding how to coordinate custody for your children and ultimately how to co-parent after divorce, you cannot go through the courts every time you hit a bump in the road. The Minnesota court system is backed up and it can take weeks if not months to get a hearing date, which can lead to increased conflict and stress as you wait to take your problem forward. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services offer an option that does not involve the courtroom, a judge and lawyers to litigate the multiple issues surrounding your divorce. The Minnesota courts even encourage couples to try an ADR service

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Conserve Financial Resources During Divorce

Conserve Financial Resources During DivorceIf you are anticipating the high financial cost of divorce, you are not alone. Divorce can be extremely expensive, especially if you hire attorneys and go through the traditional court system. A typical divorce in the US that goes through litigation can cost between $15,000-$20,000. This is on top of how much more life in general is when you have two households instead of one. Conserving financial resources during divorce

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Financial Impact Of Divorce

Financial Impact Of DivorceWe all know that divorce is one of the most emotionally stressful of all life events. A big part of this stress comes from the financial impact of divorce on a family. Whether your family is a two-income family, or you rely on one of you for the majority of your income, splitting up your household expenses can cause an enormous strain because it often feels like your costs are doubled on the same level of income. Obvious increases in expenses include rent and utilities from two different homes,

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Dividing Joint Property In A Divorce

Dividing Joint Property In A Divorce One of the biggest challenges in the divorce process is deciding how to divide joint property. No matter whether you have been married for 1 year or for 25 years, you accumulate many things during your marriage that are difficult to part with. But the fact is that agreeing on how to equitably divide all of the things that you own together is difficult. Mediation can be an effective tool for managing this process. Rather than leaving these decisions in the hands of a judge

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Coaching Support During Divorce In 2022

Coaching Support During Divorce In 2022Divorce brings up a wide range of emotions for many people and your reaction to this major life event is unique to you. Finding support is a critical part of the process, and can give you the best chance to move forward in a healthy way. AMS Mediation offers a wide range of divorce coaching services that can be tailored to meet your unique needs. Your coach is just a phone call away!

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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. 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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