Splitting Child Time Fairly with My Soon to be ExOne of the most common and understandable concerns of couples who are in the process of getting a divorce is whether or not the parenting time (also known as ‘visitation’ or ‘custody’) agreement will be fair. Divorce introduces new and unfamiliar kinds of stress to most divorcing couples, and when children are involved, the new and unfamiliar stress that is introduced into their lives tends to be magnified further. Part of the reason why couples worry about fairly determined parenting time agreements is that the traditional court-based divorce processes have produced stories in our culture steeped in unfairness.

Developing a Fair and Equitable Child Custody Agreement

AMS Mediation exists, in part, as an antidote to those stories, some of which are based in truth. The courts themselves have begun recommending mediation as a preferred means of finalizing divorces, not because of unfair parenting agreements, but because factors such as the cost, difficulty of scheduling, and greater emphasis on the adversarial approach to divorce make the courts a difficult place to effectively solve these issues. As a consequence, services like ours now exist as a preferable alternative. AMS Custody Mediation bases its work on the principles of collaboration, cooperation and, yes, fairness.

If you have concerns about how your soon-to-be-ex will approach the divorce proceedings, please understand that our expertise allows us to anticipate most, if not all, of the strategies employed by individuals bent on creating unfair time-spending agreements with their kids. We will not sacrifice fairness for the sake of an expedient mediation session.

Putting your Children First in the Divorce Process

It is important for all couples who work with AMS Mediation to understand just how strongly we emphasize honest communication, finding common ground, and—most importantly—working toward the best result for your children. As much as we respect you and your soon-to-be-ex, we want you to know up front that the well-being of your children is our top priority. By making them the top priority, all other aspects of the divorce mediation process can proceed smoothly. You and your divorcing partner are served better by a qualified divorce mediator who makes your children the first priority. And we are proud to state, without hesitation, that we prioritize the well-being of your children.

Contact AMS Mediation by calling 952.252.1492, or by emailing us at lynn@amsmediationplus.com, and we will be happy to provide more information about our divorce mediation services and our commitment to developing a parenting plan that splits time with your children fairly.


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 https://zoom.us/download.


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 gabe@amsmediationplus.com.


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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