Role of a Divorce CoachThe Minnesota court system actually encourages all couples who are entering into the divorce process to try mediation before they move forward with litigation. This comes as a surprise to many couples, assuming that hiring lawyers and bringing their case in front of a judge is the only way forward. Over the last decade (or more), mediation has proven to be a highly effective, affordable way to settle the terms of a divorce with less conflict and long-term problems. Given how long it can take to get a slot on the calendar of the court/judge, these are just some of the reasons that the court actually prefers couples to try mediation first.

Minnesota Courts Recommend Mediation

You may have some preconceived notions of how the divorce process works. In fact, many of us have seen movies, TV shows and heard stories of being dragged through the court system, in front of a judge in a nasty court battle. While this may make a movie or TV show more entertaining, this is not how it generally works in real life. Despite how much conflict a couple had in their marriage, divorce mediation gives you the opportunity to work toward a divorce settlement with less cost, less time spent and less overall conflict. This generally helps a family move forward in a more healthy and positive way, open to the possibilities of the future, rather than focusing on the pain of the past.

AMS Mediation specializes in divorce mediation services for couples in Minnesota. We can help you resolve all aspects of your divorce settlement including dividing your joint property including assets and debt, creating a parenting plan or custody arrangement to determine how your children divide your time between you and your ex, and even whether or not spousal maintenance or child support is warranted in your case. You can expect to settle the terms of your divorce in a matter of 6-12 weeks and spend approximately $4000 (this is our average combined cost). A court battle can be drawn out for many months and cost thousands more dollars.

Lower Stress And Cost Of Your Divorce

There are many important reasons to consider mediation if you are beginning the divorce process. Financial and emotional costs are lower, and you can set a positive foundation for your future success. For more information about our divorce mediation services, call 952-252-1492 to schedule 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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