Using a Mediator to Get Divorced in Arizona When You Were Never Married

There are over five million unmarried couples living together. U.S. Census Bureau of 2000. This figure includes hundreds of thousands of gay couples in Arizona to whom the government has denied the right to marry, as well as millions of straight couples who choose not to marry.  In relevant part, the 2000 Census found: UNMARRIED-PARTNER HOUSEHOLDS Total 5,230,703 100.0 Male and female 87.4 Both male 332,645 6.4 Both … [Read more...]

Why To Use A Mediator When Resolving Business Disputes in Arizona

Today’s business world moves very quickly and success depends upon establishing and maintaining successful working relationships.  The difference between success and failure can often be simply communicating and resolving disputes amicably before the relationships are forever damaged.  Mediation can successfully and inexpensively resolve disputes and open lines of communication that foster better business relationships. Some of the benefits of Mediation in Arizona over litigation include: … [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...]

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