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Child Custody Mediation in Dakota County MN

Child Custody Mediation in Dakota County MNMaking decisions about child custody can be difficult. A court will look at many factors when deciding how a child spends his/her time. These factors include the child’s preference (if old enough to communicate it), the quality of the relationship between each parent, the mental and physical health of each parent and work obligations for the parents.

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Parenting Time Expeditor Burnsville

It’s sad when parents get divorced. While it may be necessary for the two individuals to separate, it’s hard for children to make sense of it all. While the process of divorce is never easy, it can take a tremendous toll on your little ones who are affected the most....
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Children and Conflict Series Part 7

Why Parenting Plans? Written parenting plans provide children and parents with predictability and consistency and can prevent future conflict. Open discussion and cooperation between parents is essential for success. Courts prefer that parents reach their own...
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Do Mothers Have Greater Custody Rights?

In order to make custody determinations the court evaluates the best interests of the children using 13 key factors which are defined in MN 518.17. In addition to being financially expensive, formal custody evaluations are also often highly adversarial and emotionally...
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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

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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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