When a couple with children decides to divorce, they are faced with many challenges, most important of which is how to manage the difficult transition with the least amount of negative impact on the children. Emotions are high and the focus as the divorce is settled is very often on the initial physical separation, child custody plans and division of assets and property. This short term approach is necessary in the moment, but as parents, you should also expect that problems will continue to arise related to co-parenting, long after the divorce is final. Parenting Mediation is a resource that can help you and your ex-spouse manage parenting problems that come up after the divorce or breakup. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN specializes in providing those in the area with strong and a wide variety of parenting mediation services.

Solving Co-Parenting Problems Using Parenting Mediation

At the time that your divorce is settled, it is impossible to accurately predict all future changes, concerns or issues that will come up. You develop a parenting plan or custody agreement based on that moment in time, given what is best for your children at their current ages. But, as time marches on, things change and it may become necessary to alter the plan put in place at the time of your divorce. This may be difficult as you and your ex-spouse may not necessarily see eye to eye on the changes.

The court system is not set up to manage ongoing and sporadic issues that come up about parenting problems or disagreements. In fact, the courts prefer that issues like changes to a parenting agreement, parenting schedules, holiday time, etc. be solved via parenting mediation as many ongoing parenting problems stem from poor communication or unrealistic expectations. Parenting mediation gives the power to the parents to determine what is best for their children and allows for positive and productive discussion, facilitated by a trained mediator.

AMS Mediation Offers Expert Parenting Mediation Services

AMS Mediation offers comprehensive parenting mediation services, which is a cost effective and efficient way to manage problems after a divorce or breakup. Mediated agreements can be formalized by filing with the court to ensure compliance between the parties and mediation can be used periodically as needed to problem solve. The team at AMS Mediation is highly skilled at helping divorced couples find common ground and set the tone for more positive interactions. Call 952-252-1492 to schedule a free one hour consultation to learn more about how this process can work for you.


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.


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. We are now working remotely and ensure the ongoing availability of mediation, PC, PTE and other ADR services.

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492.

We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at zoom.us/download.


We continue to 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 adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, remain resilient and stay healthy!

Amber Serwat and Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional and ADR Assistant

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