YDP proudly presents...

MN Family Law Basics


South Metro

Phone: (952) 252-1492
Amber M. Serwat Mediation

1500 McAndrews Rd. W., Suite 224
Burnsville, MN 55337


Why Divorce/Legal Process and Parenting Education?

Like many life experiences, until you experience a divorce, custody proceeding or separate parenting, it is difficult to know what to expect or how to succeed. Participating in legal process and co-parenting education classes is an excellent way to expand your knowledge, increase your confidence and maintain control of your life. MN Family Law Basics classes satisfy State and County divorce and parenting education requirements. Each class is 4 hours long and may be taken in any order or independently as needed / court ordered.

These classes are most effective when taken at the beginning of your divorce/legal process.
It is recommended that you attend these classes separately from your spouse/partner.

Fees: $45 per participant (pre-payment is required). Reduced fees are available for those with a verifiable need. We honor all court IFPs. Register online or by calling the phone number for your location.

Class 1: A Toolkit for Navigating Your Legal Process

Without proper safeguards, your divorce/legal process may become highly adversarial, emotionally draining, time consuming and needlessly expensive. Educating yourself about the legal process as well as how non-legal factors influence the process is one of the best things you can do to ensure a cost effective, efficient and family-focused divorce. Topics covered include:

  • Stress and Grieving
  • The Emotions of Divorce/Uncoupling
  • Domestic Violence & Complicating Factors
  • Legal Process Options
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Creating Detailed Parenting Plans

Register for class!

Class 2: A Toolkit for Successful Separate Parenting

Learning how to parent after a divorce or relationship break-up is no easy task! Educating yourself about what to expect and understanding the common pitfalls is one of the best things you can do to ensure an effective parenting partnership after your divorce or relationship break-up. Topics covered include:

  • Impact of Conflict on Children
  • Needs & Perspectives by Age Group
  • Talking to Children about Divorce/Uncoupling
  • Dynamics of Change & Rebuilding Trust
  • Healthy Parenting Environments
  • Anger & Conflict Management
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Behaviors to Avoid & Best Practices

Register for class!