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Non-Contact Procedures for Filing for Divorce

Posted on May 7th, 2020 by Mara Linder

Your marriage may have gone “non-contact” recently, so why not make your divorce non-contact? With the COVID-19 crisis going on, we’re all about social distancing. But how does that work when you need to sign important documents and submit them to the courts? The laws are changing to accommodate you and your divorce needs.   The [...]

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Arizona Divorce Laws: What You Need to Know

Posted on March 27th, 2020 by Mara Linder

Divorcing couples usually want to know as much about Arizona divorce laws as possible in order to make sure their rights are protected and to make sure that they emerge from this stressful time in the best financial and custodial shape possible.  How Does Spousal Maintenance Work in Arizona Many divorcing couples are unaware that […]

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Child Support Modification in Arizona

Posted on March 20th, 2020 by Mara Linder

Anyone dealing with child support likely needs to know about how to modify their child support when things change and how to use the Arizona Child Support Calculator. Unfortunately, the Arizona Child Support Calculator is still broken. It is adjusted for 2020 changes to the minimum wage but the new tax laws are still not […]

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

Posted on February 14th, 2020 by Mara Linder

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 […]

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How Long After Mediation is Divorce Final?

Posted on September 27th, 2019 by Mara Linder

Ready to get this divorce going? Once a couple makes the decision to go through with divorce, one of the first questions we get is, “How long after mediation is my divorce final?” There are many factors that will affect when your divorce is legally finalized, including the mandatory 60-day waiting period. But that doesn’t […]

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The 5-Step Mediation Process at Affordable Mediation

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Mara Linder

“Divorce Made Easier” is more than a motto with us. It’s how we do things. Divorce can be overwhelming. That’s why we created a simpler, less involved process to help couples move forward more quickly and productively and get back to living a healthy life. Our goal is to get you and your spouse back […]

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Stay Out of Court with Divorce Mediation

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by Mara Linder

There are so many lawyer jokes. So many people nervous and unhappy about the way the government handles itself. That’s why the idea of working through the courts with two teams of lawyers doesn’t give divorcing couples a warm-and-fuzzy feeling about what’s coming for them and their future. The good news is that most of [...]

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How Divorce Mediation Can Help You Keep Your Home

Posted on July 19th, 2019 by Mara Linder

Here’s the thing. It’s almost always a better idea to let the house go rather than try and  keep it. Trying to save the house usually means reworking financials in an attempt to make it feasible. And that usually results in both sides suffering.  We know that couples want to keep the house for the [...]

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Divorce Mediation for Couples Committed to Being Good Parents

Posted on June 14th, 2019 by Mara Linder

It seems like anytime we hear of a couple breaking up, part of their attorneys’ divorce strategy ends up tearing the kids apart or using them as bargaining chips. It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, there are even some high profile, celebrity examples of divorces where the parents’ focus is remaining committed […]

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How Mediation Works in Family Law

Posted on March 29th, 2019 by Mara Linder

When people say, “Family Law,” they are referring to the area of the law that deals with family relationships. This covers everything from Divorce to Child Custody to Spousal Support (Alimony) and more. Family Law matters can be handled by litigation and by mediation. The Divorce Battle: Litigation The idea of ‘Divorce’ brings up memories [...]

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