The number one question that many couples ask at the beginning of the divorce process is “Will I be OK?” Using Mediation, you and your family will be OK because of the support you will receive from Affordable Mediation that will help you make the decisions that are right for you.
We focus exclusively on divorce mediation and keep current on the most up-to-date legal and financial issues that could impact your divorce process. Our background in both psychology and law enables us to provide you with a caring and comprehensive approach to your unique situation. This is just the beginning of what sets us apart.
Over the last 22 years of practicing law, I have been almost constantly frustrated with the litigation and court process. I witnessed clients struggle with huge financial costs, emotional wear and tear, fighting, and unpredictable rulings that characterize the litigation process.
I would encourage my clients towards finding a settlement in order to stop the bleeding and enable them to move forward with their lives. The problem was often the other side was not willing to work out a settlement. It was the human element of the divorce process that my legal background did not properly equip me to address.Learn More
I wanted to say thank you for helping us through the divorce process. As you already know it's a very stressful time with emotions running high. You are very skilled at what you do and we appreciated your ability to keep the process calm and peaceful as possible. You have a special ability to help both parties understand the opposing point of views to allow for an amicable agreement. Take care and have a wonderful 2021
Mara made our Dissolution easy to work through. She helped us talk through the important issues to consider and cut through the red tape of the court. Mediation is a much less expensive and time saving route, if you generally agree on the Dissolution, and plan to go through the process as amicably as possible.
Mara, Thanks so much for your professionalism and patience. You helped to make an extremely painful process bearable. I recommend anyone going through divorce to at least talk with Mara before an attorney. Thanks again!
Not an ideal situation for sure, getting divorced with two kids after 18 years of marriage. However, because of Mara at Affordable Mediation we got through the process with very low conflict and great collaboration. It's been almost two years now and we have a friendship that is a massive gift to us, our kids and our family unit. We sit with each other at the kids activities and can still have family dinners and everything. Thank you!
I want to thank Mara for her mediation assistance and preparation of all the necessary paperwork. Her help made the process very easy to deal with. She provided clear and concise information throughout the process.
Meeting with Mara made this whole experience easier. She provided us with all the paperwork and explained everything carefully both verbally and in writing. I felt supported and informed, and appreciate her knowledge. She remained very neutral and always included both of us in all communication.
This is by far the most affordable, simple, and legal way to start the divorce process with the AZ court system. Based on Mara's vast knowledge of the legal system, it was quite easy for all of the assets to be properly and fairly allocated between my spouse and I. For those individuals seeking an amicable and neutral divorce, this is the best way to proceed in the state of Arizona. You will save thousands of dollars by going this route.
Hello Mara, It truly was a pleasure meeting you on Thursday. Appreciate your help with this mediation process.
Hi Mara, Thank you very much for checking in and for all of your assistance. The divorce has been finalized and G. and I are able to move on with our lives. We are in a much better place today. Thank you again!
Hi Mara, Everything has been finalized. You were terrific. Thank you so much. I hope I never have to refer you but just in case, you will get a resounding nod. Thanks again.
Divorce sucks. Thank you for all you do.
Hi Mara, I hope you are doing well. I still think of you often and am so grateful for the assistance you provided with P and my split up.
Thank you again so much for all you have done for us. You have given us the guidance and expertise that we needed to feel confident that we are thoroughly and effectively completing this process. We truly appreciate you.
Hi Mara, Thank you for your assistance through this process I truly appreciate it. I apologize for any frustrations you may have had with us. I do not know how you do this time and time again as you have to put up with a lot of different emotions from different individuals that may seem to be geared towards you. I can tell you that was not the case for me and likely Brittany. Best of luck just wanted to send one final note of gratitude.
Thanks for all you have done for K, our kids and our family. I feel the mediation process worked well for us…although we had some emotional and heated exchanges. As you stated, inside your office was the time and place to get all that out so we can move forward.… I feel we have gone through the process with respect and fairness, which in the end will positively impact our ability to co-parent our family at a high-level. I am grateful that I found you.
Thank you, Although this has not been an easy process between us, your guidance helped immensely.
I have been meaning to take a minute and acknowledge your Yeomen’s work. From my perspective, You literally saved my life. Divorces are devastating and you helped us make the best of it. I have shared your contact info twice in the last month. Once again, THANK YOU
Mara, thank you for sending the Consent Decree with the court number on it. You are wonderful. You have made this process so easy with step by step instructions as well as a certain amount of 'hand holding'. T. and I filled in the missing data yesterday and made sure we were both ok with how everything was listed. Now we can get everything notarized and be ready for our [Consent Decree hearing] date. I want to thank you for being available for post meeting questions. THANK YOU. I will let you know when everything is done next month just to put final closure on us.
Thanks Mara. I really appreciate your help. You’ve made our separation a more respectful, equitable process. You are knowledgeable, calm, and a phenomenal objective listener. You’re a blessing.
We had our consent decree hearing yesterday afternoon and the divorce is now final. I want to thank you for the excellent service, attention to detail and professionalism you showed in helping us to mitigate this difficult process. The judge was very complimentary on the quality of the documents we presented and there were zero issues or questions thanks to your painstaking work. Your assistance and preparation really made all the difference yesterday.
Thank You for everything and it was bitter sweet to receive all the documents back from the judge this weekend. We will review the closing letter and will contact you with any questions! We cannot Thank You enough for all your hard work and dedication to our resolution of marriage 😥, or for the other emoji😀!
Hi Mara, Sorry for my slow reply but I wanted to also thank you! You were so professional and I agree with R., you helped the process to be as smooth as possible. Hopefully, I won’t know too many people in our situation but if I'm ever in a position to recommend you, I would. I hope you have a wonderful summer! Thank you!
A lot of my mediation clients have timeshares and want to know their options when it comes to handling them in their divorce. There are different types of timeshares, some have a real property interest, some do not. Either way, they can be considered a community asset and/or liability and need to be addressed […]Learn More
Some of my mediation clients asked me what types of communications would have been admitted in divorce proceedings if they had litigated. Where judges formerly preferred only copies of emails, more recently pretty much everything can be viewed and used in divorce litigation. Emails, Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and text messages can all be forms […]Learn More
Although not common, as a Phoenix divorce mediator, I am sometimes asked to assist with a divorce for couples who have a covenant marriage. Some couples do not even know if they have a covenant marriage. So, what is it? In Arizona, a couple may enter into a covenant marriage. In contrast to a standard […]Learn More
I’m seeing more and more couples and families reframe their divorce from the negative connotations of the past to a more positive transition. Some are committed to the friendliest divorce possible. Others want to handle things perfectly equalized and as fair as possible. Many voice that their divorce is a chance at renewal and hope. […]Learn More
Divorce mediation is extremely advantageous for couples considering divorce or separation. It is very economical, offering a low cost alternative to divorce litigation. Divorce mediation sessions are private in a comfortable and informal atmosphere. The process is positive, empowering, and efficient. In contrast to divorce litigation, in divorce mediation your mediator will keep the dialogue constructive and focused on the outcome that works best for you and your family. With divorce mediation, you retain control over your future. Your divorce mediator will work with you to develop creative outcomes and choices for your unique circumstances. The focus is completely on you and what you need to be OK.
Affordable Mediation is conveniently located in north central Phoenix near several major highways. For added convenience, we offer eMediation so you can participate in your mediation session from the comfort of your home or office.