Reduce The Financial Cost of DivorceOne thing we all learn as we get older is that life is more expensive than it has ever been. Homes and cars cost more, food costs more, gas costs more each year. However, there are parts of our society that have emerged as bargains, and divorce mediation is one of those things. Compared to the cost of pursuing a divorce through the court system, divorce mediation is far less expensive and less stressful. In addition to these important benefits, the courts also encourage couples to use the services of divorce mediators whenever possible.

The court system simply cannot accommodate the volume of the local divorce cases. The courts have also recognized that not only can qualified divorce mediators offer clients a financial advantage, but divorce mediation, itself, is a far less stressful alternative to the more adversarial court processes. AMS Mediation provides high quality and affordable divorce mediation services to families in Minnesota.

Costs of Litigation Versus Mediation

Hiring a lawyer to represent you in a court-based divorce can be extremely expensive. The billable hours or working with an attorney add up quickly. By contrast, working with a divorce mediator from start to finish can cost as little as $2,000. You could spend that much money on a handful of consultations and one court appearance if you were to hire a lawyer. Divorce mediation saves you money because your divorce mediator is motivated by finding solutions to the issues between you and your spouse. The more traditional court-based divorce process often increases the conflict and can prolong your divorce. As a result, the costs go up.

Our team of mediators are motivated by helping you find areas of agreement. Building on the common ground we help you find allows us to address the areas of conflict between you and your divorcing spouse. When that foundation is present, communication between you and your spouse will likely improve, and as we all know, good communication is one of the most important aspects of resolving conflict. The lower cost of divorce mediation may be a great incentive to choose it over court divorce proceedings, but when you work with AMS Mediation, you will soon be motivated by the prospects of moving on from this relationship to a brighter future. Mediation gives you a strong foundation for future interactions with your ex as well.

Affordable Divorce Mediation Services in Minnesota

Our reputation is as positive as it is in our community because we are fundamentally committed to helping you and your spouse move on with your lives in the healthiest manner possible. The combination of that commitment with our knowledge of Minnesota divorce law allows divorcing couples to emerge from the process feeling hopeful and better prepared for the next chapters of their lives. Call us at 952.252.1492 or complete to schedule a time for a free consultation.


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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