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How To Suggest Family Mediation to Resolve Conflict

A falling out with children, parents, siblings or other family members can be the most difficult to bear. Family members have the ability to hurt us more than anyone else, but failing to address the conflict and move forward can … Continue reading

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Division of Debt in an Arizona Divorce

As a general rule, spouses are responsible for each other’s debts.  A.R.S. § 25-214(C).  The law presumes that debts incurred during a marriage are community debts, absent clear and convincing evidence to the contrary.  See Hofmann Co. v. Meisner, 17 … Continue reading

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DATE:        Thursday, April 12, 2012 TIME:          8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast                     8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Program                     9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Networking PLACE:      State Bar of Arizona – Boardroom                     4201 … Continue reading

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Why Going To Court Is Risky Compared To Arizona Family Law Mediation

There are many good reasons to mediate your family law dispute.  For example, it is generally significantly less expensive, stressful and time consuming than litigation.  However, a big reason to avoid court and mediate the matter is that Court is … Continue reading

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When is Collaborative Law the Best Option for my Arizona Divorce?

A. What is Collaborative Divorce Law? Collaborative law is a method of resolving disputes without litigation. The parties agree to stop, delay or avoid litigation and hire professionals trained in collaborative law to negotiate settlement. The parties may just hire … Continue reading

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Tips For Successful Negotiations From The Prospective Of A Mediator – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed some of the “bad” negotiation tactics that derail settlement, as well as provided five tips for successful negotiations.  Below are seven additional tips for negotiations. 6.    Understand your options.  Have a Plan … Continue reading

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A Recent Review From A Satisfied Divorce Mediation Participant

If you are unsure if mediation is right for you, it is often helpful to hear what someone who has been through the process has to say about it.  Below is a review from one of my recent mediation participants, … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Getting A Divorce in Arizona – Part 2

I have practiced in the area of family law in Arizona for over 15 years. I have litigated divorce cases, mediated divorce cases and worked with a team in a collaborative divorce. This is Part 2 of this article, in … Continue reading

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How Do Assets Get Divided In An Arizona Divorce?

In an Arizona divorce, the parties’ community property must be divided equitably. The Arizona Divorce Laws are as follows; What is community property? Community property includes any property obtained during the marriage.  The exception is property one party obtains through … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Mediation in Phoenix Arizona

In my last blog entry, I gave four ideas for preparing yourself for a successful mediation.  Below are four other ideas: 1.     Think creatively. Mediation allows you to consider options that the Court would never address.  For example, you can … Continue reading

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