Testimonials about Simmons & Gottfried, PLLC

What follows are just a few of the positive comments people took the time to write about their mediation experience with Mediator Alona M. Gottfried:

  • “The process was simple and stress free.”
  • “My experience with you and your office was professional and straight forward.  Thank you for allowing us to complete the process of divorce in an easy way.”
  • “Our wants and needs were addressed not all types of legalese.”
  • “I am very happy with the process and the outcome.”
  • “This experience was much less painful than the conventional process.  Started with divorce lawyers.  That quickly became too adversarial.  This process allowed us to realize we wanted the same outcome.”
  • “Experience was without stress, throat-grabbing and provides a positive amiable environment for all parties”
  • “The positive approach gathering both parties to face each other with an unbiased mediator assisting resolving issues in respect[ful], common language.”
  • In response to the question: Would you recommend mediation to others:  “Absolutely Yes!!! Allows parties to discuss and resolve issues with sense of amicableness.”
  • “Ms. Gottfried was superb.  The settlement could not have happened without skill and determination.”
  • “[I liked] [t]he expertise and follow through during the entire process.”
  • “A cost effective yet professional approach to an agreed dissolution.”
  • “Alona handled a very sensitive time with the utmost respect for both parties.”
  • “The process of mediation was a positive experience that allowed us to agree in writing to all the terms of our divorce including a parenting plan in a non-confrontational environment.  Alona, our mediator, was exceptional during our difficult time.  She didn’t “pick sides” and instead focused on how we could effectively compromise to facilitate our divorce.  This spared us otherwise costly attorney’s fees.”
  • “When you successfully mediate you save thousands on attorney fees and your divorce decree is submitted to the court by your mediator.  Mediation allows you to move on with your separate lives more quickly.  It was nice that we didn’t have to appear before a judge in a court and instead were notified by mail when the decree was official.”
  • “Having two children together and the impact of our divorce on them was a big concern.  The mediation process allowed us to agree to the terms of our split without dragging out the process in a bitter war for years.  Because of this my relationship with my x-spouse is cooperative allowing us to continue responsible parenting for our children.”

While there is no guarantee everyone will have the same experience as the people detailed above, it is an established fact that a vast majority of mediations are successful.  The main predictor of success is whether both parties are willing to be reasonable, flexible and forward thinking in looking for solutions.

Alona M. Gottfried is a mediator and attorney in Arizona.  If you have questions about mediation, she can be reached at: 480-998-1500 or alona@sglawaz.com.  This is a general interest article only and is not intended to be legal advice.  See a legal professional before making legal decisions.

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