One of the most difficult issues to settle during a divorce is the equitable division of property, assets and debt between the two divorcing parties.  Each person has strong and sometimes conflicting opinions about how this should be done and often there are emotional attachments to many items that need to be divided.  Rather than trying to settle these difficult issues in a court battle, property and asset division can instead be effectively managed through the divorce mediation process.  AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN has extensive experience partnering with divorcing couples to manage difficult issues such as fair division of property, assets and debt, child custody and child/spousal support.

Property And Asset Division MN

During the divorce process, it is very common to hear both parties voice concerns that the other is getting more than their fair share. Dividing belongings that the two of you have shared for your married life is extremely difficult.  Minnesota law is not clear about exactly how a divorcing couple must divide their property, the assumption is that it will be done fairly. Mediation offers a forum for you and your soon to be ex-spouse to decide for yourself what is fair and equitable in your unique situation.

One effective strategy suggested by AMS Mediation is to develop a master spreadsheet of all property, assets and debt you and your spouse jointly own so that as you are dividing things up, it is easier to monitor how it is being divided.  The spreadsheet can even calculate a monetary value for each item in order to ensure fairness.  This approach allows you and your divorcing spouse to see the distribution on paper and let the numbers speak for themselves.

Looking Toward Your Future

Mediation also provides a safe and productive environment to discuss the items that are most difficult to divide.  Finding ways to compromise put you on a more positive path toward the future.  Divorce is just the beginning of the next phase of your relationship, so leaving the conflict behind and focusing on the future is better for all involved.

AMS Mediation provides strong divorce mediation and parenting support services to those navigating a divorce in the Minnesota area.  Amber Serwat has personal experience with her own divorce and has devoted her career to helping her clients find solutions to the difficult issues in a divorce. She understands the process and the need for an affordable, balanced and non-judgemental approach.  For more information, or to find a time for a free one hour consultation, call 952-252-1492.


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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