A Recent Review of Family Law Mediation in Arizona

Mediation is a way to minimize the pain, anxiety and cost associated with a litigated divorce (or other family law matters).  The mediator works with the parties to reach an agreement out of Court.  With a full agreement, neither party has to set foot in a courtroom.  Mediation is successful most of the time; even spouses experiencing high conflict can successfully utilize mediation. If you are still unsure whether mediating your family law dispute is the right choice for you, read some … [Read more...]

A Happy Divorce

Divorce can be one of the most stressful, upsetting events in a person’s life.  But, does it have to be? A February 13, 2012 Newsweek Article entitled:  “Divorce Parties on the Rise as Divorce Becomes Acceptable” by Rebecca Dana discusses the rise of amicable divorces.  Ms. Dana profiles one ex-couple who describe their divorce as a “happy, functional split” and another couple who had a joint divorce party and told their guests: “As we change the parameters of our relationship, our mutual … [Read more...]

Top 7 Myths about going to Mediation in Arizona

Mediation is widely used to resolve conflicts, and it is highly effective.  However, some people shy away from the process based on popular misconceptions.  This article addresses some of the common mediation myths. Mediation isn’t effective. Some people believe mediation is a process where people hold hands, sing Kumbaya and accomplish nothing.  In fact, mediation in Arizona is used by lawyers, large corporations, governments and individuals around the world precisely because it is … [Read more...]

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