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Divorce and Mortgage Questions: The Difference Between a Title and a Mortgage

Posted on February 14th, 2020 by Stuart Preston

Divorce mortgage questions are an important issue when couples separate.  Divorce is incredibly stressful and that stress shouldn’t be compounded by confusion around separating assets, like a home. Knowing the ins and outs of mortgage deeds, titles, and quitclaim deeds will reduce that confusion ensure that you are protected.  Knowledge is power and that is […]

AFFORDABLE MEDIATION Opens East Valley Office!

Posted on January 30th, 2020 by Mara Linder

Nicole and I are pleased to announce the opening on January 1, 2020 of our new East Valley mediation office in Tempe.  We hope having Affordable Mediation located in the East Valley will be more convenient for any of you who live in Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek or further east. We will continue [...]

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Posted on January 1st, 2020 by Mara Linder

We are thrilled to announce our new Phoenix divorce mediation location in the uptown CASA development at the southwest corner of Northern Avenue and 16th Street in Phoenix.  7878 N 16th Street, Suite 130-15, Phoenix, AZ 85020 MAP  We hope you enjoy the new look and feel of our updated office in the sparkling new [...]

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Welcome to the 2020s: The Mediation Decade

Posted on January 1st, 2020 by Stuart Preston

We’ve been doing divorce mediation for close to 13 years. And now we enter a new decade -- the 2020s. What will the 2020s bring in divorce mediation? We think it’ll be known as the “Mediation Decade” as couples focus on building new futures rather than tearing things apart. They’ll focus on the kids, the [...]

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Children and Divorce: Are There Benefits of Divorce?

Posted on November 20th, 2019 by Mara Linder

  What about the kids? That’s often the big, emotional question when a couple starts thinking about divorce. And it is a big question. The last thing parents want to do is hurt their kids. Parents want to remain committed to being good parents, even in the face of a separation.  So, can kids actually […]

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How To Find a Good Divorce Mediator

Posted on November 12th, 2019 by Mara Linder

You’re ready to work together in an open, fair mediation process rather than battle it out in court with attorneys. So now, the question is how to find a good divorce mediator. If you’ve begun your research, you likely found all kinds of claims and qualifications and even “certifications.” So, how do you choose a […]

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Should Divorced Parents Spend Holidays Together?

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Mara Linder

The kids. They are central to so many decisions around your divorce. And here come the holidays. Should you and your ex spend the holidays together? Will that benefit your kids? There are pros and cons to divorced parents spending the holidays together and considerations should you choose to do so. Can you still be […]

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What Tibetan Monks Taught Me About Divorce Mediation

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by Mara Linder

After a very un-Zen-like experience trying to park in downtown Phoenix, and ultimately ending up at a meter with not enough coins, I arrived at a presentation by Tibetan monks discussing their approach to mediation.   It was very uplifting and reinforced that divorce mediation is really all about: (1) the emotions of the couple, (2) […]

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Money-Related Reasons People Get Divorced

Posted on October 25th, 2019 by Mara Linder

Money is like the little devil sitting upon the shoulders of each spouse in a marriage. It’s always there, causing problems. While other issues top money as the cause of divorce — such as infidelity, lack of communication, abuse, lack of intimacy, lack of equality and more — there is the constant force of money-related […]

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Millennials: Marriage, Divorce and Parenting

Posted on October 11th, 2019 by Mara Linder

Millennials! We hear complaints from the Baby Boomers, jokes from comedians, and drama from television sitcoms about this current generation. They don’t do anything the right way! Or do they? It seems they’re having their say and their influence on marriage and divorce in America. What are they up to? Let’s find out. Millennials’ Impact […]