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What is the Difference Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce in Arizona? [Updated]

Posted on May 24th, 2019 by ownerAM

    [Updated 5/24/2019] This is one of the most common questions I receive as a Phoenix Divorce Mediator.  There tends to be some general confusion around the difference between a Legal Separation and a Divorce and the reasons for choosing one versus the other. In Arizona, the process for Legal Separation and the process for [...]

Affordable Mediation Welcomes New Mediator Nicole Pelcic

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 by ownerAM

Welcome, Nicole! Affordable Mediation is thrilled to welcome Collette Nicole Pelcic to our divorce mediation practice. An accomplished licensed attorney in both Arizona and California, Nicole (as she is known) brings her legal expertise and passion for helping individuals and families to the Affordable Mediation team. Nicole will be spearheading the expanding mediation services in […]

Divorce Mediation in the Same Room?

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by ownerAM

Many people are not sure what to expect when they inquire about divorce mediation. Often they have been told or heard they will be in two separate rooms with the mediator moving between the two rooms. While this type of “shuttle” mediation can be effective, in my experience as a Phoenix divorce mediator, I have […]

Does it Matter Who Files First in an Arizona Divorce?

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by ownerAM

  As a Phoenix Divorce Mediator, I get this question A LOT! The short answer is: legally “no”, but personally, often “yes.” Arizona is a no-fault divorce state, which means you do not need to prove that one spouse is at fault for something in order to file for divorce. One spouse simply needs to […]

Is a Prenup Unromantic?

Posted on March 21st, 2012 by ownerAM

According to one poll I recently read, 3% of married people have a prenuptial agreement (“Prenup”).  As a divorce mediator, many of my clients come in with prenuptial agreements when they are considering divorce.  In general, it does seem to make the divorce process less contentious and smoother given that many issues have already been […]

Reconciliation in Mediation? Maybe Your Marriage Can Be Saved.

Posted on March 11th, 2011 by ownerAM

  Divorce Mediation doesn’t just mean splitting up.  In my experience, it is not uncommon for couples to reconcile during the mediation process, which is another advantage of mediation over the traditional litigation path.  During mediation, couples are assisted in their communications in a supportive and nonjudgmental manner.  Sometimes this is achieved with the help […]