What Does A Mediator Do In Divorce Mediation?When you use a mediator to help you settle the terms of your divorce, it is wise to get a strong understanding of what you should and should not expect from your mediator during the process. The most important thing to understand is that a mediator will not make decisions about your case. Your mediator is not a decider – that is actually your role. A mediator is trained to be neutral and trained to help you and your spouse resolve all of the issues related to your divorce. This includes developing a parenting plan that outlines how you and your co-parent will share custody, deciding exactly how you will equitably divide all of the property that you share and even determining whether or not child or spousal support should be considered.

Examples of things that a mediator will do:

● Answer your questions about the divorce process
● Facilitate a productive discussion with your ex so that you can make decisions
● Keep you focused on your goals for each mediation session
● Help you keep your children as your priority during the divorce process
● Clarify issues that come up during mediation sessions
● Facilitate clear and non-emotional communication between parties

Examples of things that a mediator will not do:

● Make decisions about your case
● Pressure you into a decision
● Force someone to participate (mediation is voluntary)
● Share information about your case with the court or others
● Convey bias toward one side or the other

Mediation is an excellent way to resolve the issues in your divorce with less financial and emotional stress. You can reach resolution much more quickly so that you can move forward with your life in a strong and healthy way. Rather than depleting your financial resources, you can expect to spend between two and ten times less if you mediate your divorce. Mediation sessions typically last about 2 hours and can be held in person or virtually, depending on your preference and your needs.

Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Perhaps the most important benefit of mediation is that you do not have to leave the decisions about your future in the hands of a judge. Instead, you and your ex can find common ground and resolve issues on your own terms, with the help and guidance of your mediator. For more information about the mediation process or to speak with a member of our team, contact AMS Mediation at 952-252-1492.


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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