Resolving Custody Disputes AmicablyWhen parents decide to part ways, one of the most challenging aspects of divorce is often determining child custody arrangements. AMS Mediation, located in Minnesota, offers a compassionate and effective approach to resolving custody disputes through mediation.

Divorce can bring about intense emotions, especially when it comes to matters concerning children. AMS Mediation recognizes the sensitivity of custody disputes and provides a safe space for both parties to express their concerns and preferences without judgment. By acknowledging and addressing these emotions, parents can better focus on finding solutions that prioritize the well-being of their children.

Understanding Legal Options: Many couples are unaware of the various legal options available for resolving custody disputes. AMS Mediation educates clients about different custody arrangements, such as joint custody, sole custody, and shared parenting plans. With this knowledge, parents can make informed decisions that align with their family’s unique needs and circumstances.

Promoting Collaboration: Unlike traditional litigation, which can foster an adversarial environment, mediation encourages collaboration and compromise. AMS Mediation facilitates productive discussions between parents, allowing them to work together to create mutually beneficial custody agreements. By actively participating in the decision-making process, parents retain more control over the outcome and are more likely to adhere to the agreed-upon terms.

Prioritizing the Child’s Best Interests: The primary focus of custody mediation at AMS Mediation is the best interests of the child. Mediators help parents assess factors such as the child’s age, developmental needs, and relationships with each parent when crafting custody agreements. By prioritizing the child’s well-being, parents can establish sustainable co-parenting arrangements that promote stability and consistency.

Tailored Solutions: Every family is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to custody disputes. AMS Mediation recognizes this and tailors its approach to meet the specific needs and circumstances of each family. Whether parents require assistance with drafting a parenting plan, resolving disagreements, or modifying existing custody arrangements, AMS Mediation provides personalized guidance and support every step of the way.

Navigating Custody Disputes

By choosing mediation through AMS Mediation, parents can navigate custody disputes with confidence and respect. Through open communication, collaboration, and a focus on the child’s best interests, families can lay the groundwork for a positive co-parenting relationship post-divorce. With AMS Mediation’s help, even the most contentious custody disputes can be resolved amicably, allowing families to move forward with a sense of peace and stability.


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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