Reasons To Consider A Mediated DivorceDid you know that you do not have to hire a lawyer and go through the courts to finalize the terms of your divorce? Despite how the media portrays divorce on TV, it can be quite different than you might imagine. In fact, the state of Minnesota actually requires that couples who want to divorce and do not have any history of domestic violence first try an alternative dispute resolution like divorce mediation before litigation. This is in part because the court schedules are booked so far in advance that divorce can take many months just to align an attorney and a judge’s schedule. But, in addition to the logistical reasons Minnesota has this requirement, mediation is also highly effective, affordable and leads to less conflict down the road, which will keep you out of the court system as well.

Minnesota Divorce Mediation Services

AMS Mediation has worked with many families in Minnesota to settle the terms of a divorce – from parenting plans (custody agreements) to dividing property, our staff can help you find the common ground you need to make decisions that are best for you and your family. Below are some of the other reasons why divorce mediation is considered so successful:

Allows for flexibility – You can schedule mediation sessions around your own schedule and choose between in person sessions or virtual sessions, depending on your preference.
Empowers both parties to make decisions: Rather than leave the biggest decisions about the future of your family, your mediator will help you find ways to compromise on decisions related to your parenting plan, division of property and whether or not you need to consider spousal maintenance and/or child support.
Confidential: Mediation is entirely confidential, and you do not have to worry about airing all of your private information in front of a courtroom.
Reduces financial and emotional burden: Mediation costs thousands of dollars less than litigation and is less stressful as well.
Faster process: You can complete the mediation process in a matter of 3-4 two-hour mediation sessions spread out over 6-8 weeks. Going through the court system can take many months.

If you live in Minnesota and are looking for a strong and capable mediator to help you navigate the divorce process, call Amber Serwat with AMS Mediation at 952-252-1492 to schedule a time to talk to us about your situation. We offer free consultations and have openings ASAP!


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.


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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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