What are the costs for an Arizona Divorce?

The answer to this question is dependent on the method you choose to dissolve your marriage, as well as the complexity of your case. The Basics:  In every Arizona divorce, there are filing fees charged by the Court.  The person who initiates the divorce has a $321.00 filing fee.  The other party has a $256.00 filing fee.  However, either party may qualify for a deferral or waiver of Court fees if financial circumstances support that request.  If the parties have children, they also need … [Read more...]

Using a Family Law Mediator in Arizona to end Conflict

Phoenix Mediator and Mediation to resolve family disputes. Families in Arizona have to address so many difficult issues together.  For example:  what to do with an elderly relative’s medical care?  How to address the inappropriate behavior of a family member?  How to divide jointly owned property?   Family members do not always see eye to eye.  The result can be bitter fights that span many family members and even many generations.   These bitter fights are painful, time consuming and … [Read more...]

What Happens when the other Party is not Complying with Arizona Court Orders

You have Arizona Court orders, but the other party is ignoring them.  What can you do?   In many cases, where a party has the ability to comply with the order and knows about the order, you can file a contempt action.  You may even be able to ask the Court to incarcerate the offending party until he/she complies (depending on the nature of the violation).  However, a better solution may be to mediate the dispute.  In an Arizona mediation, the parties sit down with a neutral third party who helps … [Read more...]

Arizona Mediation – An Alternative To Litigating Your Divorce

Arizona Mediation - An Alternative To Litigating Your Divorce Everyone has heard about the nightmares associated with divorce litigation: huge attorney and expert fees, aggressive letters from the opposing 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 how the Court has ruled. Mediation is an alternative to divorce litigation.   This article … [Read more...]

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