Can You Mediate A Dispute Involving Children in Arizona?

If your relationship is ending in Arizona and you have natural or adopted children, you likely need Court Orders addressing your children.  When you are ending a marriage, the legal action is called a dissolution of marriage (or divorce).   When you are not married, but have children, the legal action is called a paternity action.   In either case, you will need orders regarding child custody, a parenting (or visitation) plan,  Arizona child support and the division of medical expenses and tax … [Read more...]

Divorce Arizona

Arizonans who want a Arizona divorce need to file a  “dissolution of marriage” proceeding in the State's Superior Court.  Arizona is a no fault divorce state.  This means that a party does not have to allege wrongdoing to obtain a divorce.  The Court need only find that the marriage is “irretrievably broken with no reasonable prospect of reconciliation” to grant a divorce.  That means that there is no reasonable chance that the marriage will be able to survive.  Only one party has to ask for the … [Read more...]

Is Mediation In Arizona Confidential?

One of the benefits of Arizona mediation is that the documents, communications and acts in mediation are confidential.  Mediation confidentiality is protected by Arizona law.  The applicable law is located at Arizona Revised Statute section § 12-2238.  Further, all participants in a mediation sign a confidentiality agreement, thereby contractually binding themselves to maintain confidentiality.  There are a few exceptions to the confidentiality rule, such as where the parties agree to the … [Read more...]

How Do You Use Mediation To Resolve A Divorce? – Phoenix Arizona

Everyone has heard about the nightmares associated with divorce litigation:  huge attorney’s and expert fees, aggressive letters from the other party’s attorney, and endless requests for documents and information about your private life that you must provide.  At the end of it all, usually one or both parties are not wholly satisfied with the Court’s rulings. Mediation is an alternative to divorce litigation.   This article describes the basic process for divorce mediation. The mediation … [Read more...]

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