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 especially sad when they result in alienation from former loved ones.  Life is too short to be estranged from those you love for even a short period of time.

Litigation often makes matters worse.  Family members are forced to spend money on attorneys that they could better use for the benefit of their family, and, after years of litigation, people are more entrenched in their positions than ever, and the divide the conflict created is almost impossible to overcome.

Family Mediation in Arizona is a method to end conflict and repair relationships.  Families of any size can meet with a mediator who is trained in conflict resolution.  The issues can be discussed in a neutral and calm environment.  Family members will have a chance to be heard and feel validated.  Misunderstanding can turn into understanding.  Possible solutions can be discussed, and agreements can be reached.  Mediation is successful a vast majority of the time.  Mediation works based on the concepts of talking, listening, seeing problems in a new light, and putting away old disagreements in favor of lasting peace.

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(at)  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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