Can I Use A Mediator In Arizona For Actions Other Than Divorces?

While divorce mediation gets a lot of attention, mediation is a great way to resolve any dispute. Within the family law realm, people use mediation to resolve: Paternity actions (where unmarried people have children and want to define custody, parental access and support issues); Modification actions (where people want to modify child support, custody, parental access schedules, spousal maintenance, property division or debt division); Grandparent or non-parent actions (where … [Read more...]

How To Get The Other Side to the Table to Mediate your Arizona Dispute

You have decided to avoid the Arizona Divorce Process of going to court.  Now what?  All parties to a dispute must agree to mediate, as it is a voluntary process in Arizona, in most cases.  Therefore, your goal is now to convince the other party or parties that mediation is in their best interests as well.  The easiest way to do this is to print out information for the other party about the benefits of mediation, or simply direct the party to AZMediator.com.  This writer also offers free … [Read more...]

The Top Five Reasons Why you should use a Mediator in Scottsdale

While mediation benefits almost all people in conflict at almost any stage of the conflict, the following is a list of times when mediation in Scottsdale may be particularly helpful. The other party is unrealistic about his/her chances at trial. While a mediator will not proclaim who will win or lose or who is right or wrong (a mediator has to be neutral), the mediator can help parties get to reasonable positions by using guiding questions and other techniques.  These temperate strategies … [Read more...]

Scottsdale Mediation

MEDIATION PRACTICE MOVES TO NORTH SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale Mediation Scottsdale, Arizona now has a new mediation firm.  Simmons & Gottfried, PLLC (featured in AZMediator.com) has moved to a new office in the Scottsdale Airpark.  The office is conveniently located minutes off the 101 and Raintree.  The address is:  8160 East Butherus Road, Suite 7, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Mediation in Scottsdale is a method to resolve disputes cooperatively, privately, quickly, inexpensively and out of … [Read more...]

How Do Mediators in Phoenix Arizona Help Parties Reach Agreements?

Mediation in Phoenix works through the mediator’s use of conflict resolution skills.  A good mediator is one that is trained in and experienced using conflict resolution skills.  Mediators in Arizona use a number of conflict resolution skills.  For example, Mediators help people generate ideas for resolution and help people consider all aspects of a conflict/agreement. Mediators know how to help people figure out what they really want.  Sometimes people are angry and cannot clearly see … [Read more...]

Why Arizona Attorneys Should Encourage their Client’s to Mediate with a Private Mediator

What Arizona attorneys want, more than anything else, are happy, satisfied clients. Happy, satisfied clients make attorneys’ jobs fulfilling.  These types of clients are also more likely to pay their bills, not complain and refer their friends and colleagues to their attorneys. Attorneys who use mediation in Arizona are more likely to have happy, satisfied clients.  With mediation, there is no losing party.  The clients save money, time and the stress of a trial, and they have the … [Read more...]

How Do I Get The Other Party To Try Mediation?

You have decided that mediation is the best route to resolve your dispute.  Now what?  All parties to a dispute must agree to mediate, as it is a voluntary process.  Therefore, your goal is now to convince the other party or parties that mediation is in their best interests as well.  The easiest way to do this is to print out information for the other party about the benefits of mediation, or simply direct the party to AZMediator.com.  This writer offers free mediation consultations that both … [Read more...]

How is Mediation different from Arbitration or Litigation? – Arizona

Mediation is very different from the adversarial process of arbitration and litigation. What is Litigation? Litigation is probably the best known form of getting a dispute resolved and probably one of the most expensive as well.  Litigation can have considerable drawbacks which include the expense, time and uncertainty over the outcome.  Mediation typically is faster, less expensive gation, arizona mediator, arizona mediation, phoenix mediation, phoenix mediator, mediator phoenix, … [Read more...]

Alona M. Gottfried, Esq.
8160 E Butherus Dr, Suite #7 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 776-8271