Parenting is challenging enough as it is. When you add a breakup or divorce into the equation, it can be an absolute nightmare trying to make any parenting decisions or mediate the relationships between your child and their other parent. At Amber M. Serwat Mediation, we understand the complexities of parenting better than most, and we look at parenting issues from a legal perspective that allows us to neutrally evaluate parenting problems and provide solutions that actually work. Whether you’re going through a divorce or are breaking up, having a parenting mediator can help make the process easier for you, your child, and your former partner. As a Burnsville, MN parenting mediation professional, Amber M. Serwat can help make sure any parenting agreements you make are legally equitable and have your child’s best interests at the core.

Parenting Mediation Issues to Address

There are several issues addressed in divorces and breakups, but perhaps none are so important as parenting issues. When you work with a parenting mediator, you’ll have the chance to work through the complex issues involved in raising a child as single parents. A mediator can help you find resolutions to:

• Custody issues
• Visitation and scheduling issues
• School location issues
• Educational decisions
• Child support agreements and changes

Divorcing Parent Mediation

Divorcing parents are different than separating parents in that there are a few additional factors to consider, on top of parenting issues, when coming to a parenting agreement. As divorcing parents, your parenting agreement will be part of your divorce, and that means if there are issues you and your partner disagree on in your parenting agreement, it could slow down and cause conflict in your overall divorce. To avoid this and help move things along as cheaply, fairly, and peacefully as possible, consult a divorce parenting mediator.

Unmarried Parenting Mediation Process

If you are an unmarried parent going through a breakup, it can sometimes be more stressful and confusing than for married parents. When two parents are married, it’s often clear how often children see each parent, how much each parent already contributes to their children’s wellbeing, and much financial support each parent provides, etc. When you’re unmarried, these issues might not be as cut and dry, if only because there may be more separate finances that cause each parent to feel they’re each giving their all to raising their children. To make sure all parenting agreements between unmarried parents are legally equitable and fair to everyone, we consider a range of factors, just as we would in a parenting agreement between divorcing parents. We consider:

• The financial security of both parents
• The relationship between each parent and their children
• Who owns and will continue to live in the home a child has grown up in
• What other forms of support a child may need from either parent
• How often a child is accustomed to seeing each parent

If you’re having a difficult time creating a fair parenting agreement as either an unmarried or divorcing parent, take matters into your own hands with a parenting mediator. Amber M. Serwat Mediation can offer you Burnsville, Minnesota parenting mediation help today. Just call 952-252-1492, or email for support.


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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