AMS Mediation, located in Burnsville, MN, provides a wide variety of Parenting Education classes for couples proceeding through the divorce process in Minnesota.  As one of the leading firms specializing in family and divorce mediation, AMS Mediation has distinguished itself as a leader in all aspects of mediation.  Chief among these aspects is Parenting Education, which they provide in the form of classes.  Parenting Education is a service that works in concert with divorce mediation and helps divorcing parents prioritize the long-term welfare of the children who are directly impacted by the divorce.

Gaining knowledge about the legal process of divorce and what factors influence the process is one of the best things you and your divorcing spouse can do to ensure your divorce has less conflict, is cost effective and is family focused. AMS Mediation offers classes that provide useful tools for navigating the legal process of a divorce and how to successfully parent separately.  Topics covered in these parenting education courses include:

Course 1:  A Toolkit for Navigating Your Legal Process

  • Stress and Grieving
  • The Emotions of Divorce/Uncoupling
  • Domestic Violence & Complicating Factors
  • Legal Process Options
  • Early Neutral Evaluations
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Creating Detailed Parenting Plans

Course 2:  A Toolkit for Successful Separate Parenting

  • Impact of Conflict on Children
  • Needs and Perspectives of Children by Age
  • How To Talk to Children About Divorce
  • Dynamics of Change & Rebuilding Trust
  • Healthy Parenting Environments
  • Anger & Conflict Management
  • Effective Communication Skills After Divorce
  • Specific Behaviors to Avoid & Best Practices

Navigating Divorce Putting Children First

If you have made the decision to divorce from your spouse, and you have the ability to move through the divorce process and resolve conflicts, you should consider seeking the help of AMS Mediation’s Parenting Education courses.  AMS Mediation can help you and your divorcing spouse find areas of agreement that will mitigate if not eliminate conflicts.  After enrolling in AMS Mediation’s classes, you will find that conflict can be addressed openly and honestly.  When conflict is addressed that way, the possibility of reaching a resolution that works well for all involved improves.

Divorce is almost always very stressful, at best.  When children are involved, the potential for massive stress is higher.  You owe it to yourself and to your children to minimize the impact of that stress, and Parenting Education courses are an excellent way of doing that.  Couples who go through the traditional court system to finalize their divorce often find that lawyers use their competitive nature to foment conflict between the divorcing couple.  If you want to be better prepared for the eventualities of your divorce process, especially if you have children, you should strongly consider taking one or more of AMS Mediation’s Parenting Education courses.  Call (952) 252-1492 to learn more or schedule a time to attend.


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.


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. We are now working remotely and ensure the ongoing availability of mediation, PC, PTE and other ADR services.

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492.

We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at


We continue to 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 adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, remain resilient and stay healthy!

Amber Serwat and Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional and ADR Assistant

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