What is the role of a divorce mediator? The simple answer is that the role of a divorce mediator is to help you and the spouse you are divorcing reach agreement about the terms of your divorce in a timely and less expensive way. We accomplish these goals by providing you with individual attention that almost always surpasses what lawyers conducting divorce cases in the traditional court systems can provide to divorcing couples. AMS Mediation helps you focus not just on the past, but encourages you to live in the present and look to the future. The role of a divorce mediator is to support you, your divorcing partner, your children, and other family members who will be affected by your divorce.

Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Couples who proceed through the court system to finalize their divorces often find that the pace of the process is slow and conflict grows. Furthermore, the cost to them is greater because lawyers are almost always involved. And because court calendars are always so full, divorcing couples often find that their cases move excruciatingly slowly and at the mercy of the court’s calendar. When you work with a divorce mediator, and this is certainly true when you work with AMS Mediation, you will find that we work with you on an individual basis and do all we can to help you at a pace that helps you the most.

Increasingly, courts are recommending that couples work with mediators to avoid the slowness that occurs in court-based divorce cases. Divorce mediators are trained to reduce conflict, which has potentially immediate benefits for you, if your relationship is characterized by conflict. No mediator can promise to eliminate conflict altogether, but the techniques we employ are effective at helping you and your spouse recognize the benefits of working through the conflict in more constructive ways. This is especially true when children are involved. They are the immediate beneficiaries of your reduction of conflict.

Navigating a Divorce, MN

One more important role played by a good divorce mediator is to instill confidence in our clients. AMS Mediation’s staff is not only adept at the mediation process, but are also experts in Minnesota divorce law. When we offer you our professional services, you can feel confident that our mediation techniques are sound and that our knowledge of divorce law applies to your case in the ways we describe. But perhaps the best thing we can offer you is the hope that you can move on from the stress of your divorce and get on to the next chapter in your life.

If you would like to schedule a 30-minute free consultation with us to discuss in greater detail the ways in which we will support you through your divorce, you can call us at 952.252.1492 or email us at amber@amsmediationplus.com


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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