Getting through a divorce can be extremely difficult for anyone, especially when there are children involved or when you’re looking to avoid an in-court divorce. If you’re facing a particularly stressful divorce, or if you and your spouse are having difficulties understanding the divorce process or how to get through legal and non-legal divorce issues, Amber M. Serwat Mediation can help you. With our Burnsville, MN family law basics divorce education classes, we’ll help you navigate the common legal problems in divorce cases while offering mental and emotional support to separating parents. Although the legal divorce process can be difficult to understand or work through on your own, including the issues involved in divorce cases that involve children, with our divorce education classes, we can help you understand common legal concerns of divorce and decide how you can make your divorce go more smoothly for you and your family.

Understanding the Legal Process of Divorce

The legal process of divorce is complicated for anyone who isn’t a divorce lawyer or divorce counselor. If you’ve never experienced a divorce before, and especially if you’re left feeling emotionally or mentally removed from the situation, you’ll likely find it exceptionally difficult to understand on your own how best to proceed in a divorce. When it comes to the legal issues of a divorce, you have to consider the most important elements of a divorce and how those elements will play out in your own divorce. These include spousal and child support, property division, and child custody, all issues that are central components of a divorce and are all difficult to manage on your own without any background in the legal process of a divorce. Lucky for you, we’ll help make sure that you understand your rights and limitations in property division, child and spousal support, and parenting plans, ensuring that you and  your spouse understand what it means to come to a fair divorce agreement. We’ll also provide early neutral evaluations to assess the possible outcomes of your divorce if it proceeds to court, and help you understand your legal process options for your divorce.

Legal and Non-Legal Divorce Issues

While dealing with the legal divorce issues is an important part of getting through your divorce, legal challenges won’t be the only obstacles keeping you from having a smooth divorce. There are non-legal divorce issues that countless people go through when entering into a divorce, often pertaining to children or emotional ramifications of a divorce. That’s why we offer divorce education classes that cover topics like grieving and stress, domestic violence and complicating divorce factors, and emotional responses to divorce to help divorcing couples. We also offer divorce education classes to help separating parents, which cover the impact of divorce on children, the needs of children in different age groups, how to talk to children about divorce, healthy separated parent environments, and communicating effectively with children and former spouses following a divorce. To begin your Burnsville, Minnesota divorce education classes, contact Amber M. Serwat Mediation at 952-252-1492 or


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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