If you are in conflict with a family member, former spouse or someone else and are considering going through the court system to find resolution, you may want to learn more about alternative dispute resolution services. Instead of having to hire attorneys and pay them by the hour, you can work with a trained mediator and never set foot in the courtroom. In addition, if you opt for virtual alternative dispute resolution services, you will not even need to be in the same room as the opposing party.

When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, the team at AMS Mediation shifted our practice from offering only in person mediation and alternative dispute resolution services to offering our sessions virtually. What we found was that these virtual sessions were equally effective and may even be more desirable for many of our clients because it means that you do not have to coordinate schedules, make a commute or be in the same space as the person who you are resolving conflict with.

AMS Mediation can help you resolve many different types of issues using virtual alternative dispute resolution services including:

● Equitably dividing your property during divorce
● Creating a child custody agreement or parenting plan that puts the needs of your kids first
● Negotiating spousal maintenance or child support
● Amending a divorce agreement or parenting plan after the divorce is final
● Discussing and settling other financial disputes as part of the divorce or post-divorce process
● Discussing different opinions about joint parenting decisions like extracurricular activities, medical or education issues.
● Coming up with a plan for how to navigate blended families.

Benefits of Virtual Mediation Sessions

There are many benefits of completing the mediation process and/or alternative dispute resolution virtually. Virtual mediation services are flexible, convenient, affordable and extremely effective at finding long term resolution. You can save yourself time, money and stress by making these decisions with your ex without even having to see them in person. All you need is a computer, mobile device and an internet connection. We use the zoom app, which can be easily downloaded on your phone or tablet.

Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

AMS Mediation is based in Burnsville, MN but can serve families with our virtual services all over the state and even beyond. For more information or to speak with a member of our staff, give us a call at 952-252-1492 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 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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