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What is Family Mediation?

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by Mara

Family Mediation services resolve issues involving family members, typically children. The benefits of working through this with a professional divorce mediator are reduced tension, confidence in the final outcome, a faster resolution, and a mutual basis for your family moving forward. A mediator is a neutral party present to keep everyone focused on the right […]

New 2018 Child Support Guidelines in Divorce Mediation

Posted on April 20th, 2018 by Mara

The Arizona Supreme Court has adopted new child support guidelines effective April 1, 2018. The child support amounts remain essentially the same.  The major changes include: The designation of parents is changed from Father/Mother to Parent A/Parent B The self-support reserve amount has been increased from $1,115 to $1,456, which may affect lower income earners but [...]

10% Off your Phoenix Divorce for Mediation Week

Posted on October 8th, 2015 by ownerAM

In honor of Mediation Week, Affordable Mediation is pleased to offer 10% off the already low cost of your divorce mediation if you sign up between October 12 and 18, 2015!!  To sign up, go to to purchase the pre-mediation divorce homework package at the bottom of the home page.  The package price of […]

New Arizona Child Support Calculator

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by ownerAM

Copy of 2015-Child-Support-Calculator A common question many of my Divorce Mediation clients ask is how much Child Support will be paid.  In mediation, typically we work with the Arizona Child Support Calculator, but also approach the numbers from a realistic financial and goal perspective.  Sometimes, the number the calculator totals is not workable for a […]

Post-Divorce: How to Modify your Arizona Parenting Plan, Child Support or Parenting Time

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by ownerAM

  You are divorced, you have a court ordered parenting plan, but it’s not working anymore or things have changed. How do you modify it? As a Phoenix Divorce Mediator, this is a call I receive quite often. Basically, you can either petition to Modify your Child Support and/or Parenting Plan or you and your [...]

When Can You Modify Arizona Child Support?

Posted on June 20th, 2013 by ownerAM

  Many of my Phoenix divorce mediation clients have asked me this question, so I thought I’d provide some general information on when one or both parents can modify their child support. Arizona law provides that child support may be “modified or terminated upon a showing of changed circumstances that is substantial and continuing…” A.R.S. […]

New Changes to Arizona Child Custody Statutes

Posted on January 11th, 2013 by ownerAM

  In mediation, most of my divorce clients reach their own agreement about custody and parenting time.  However, in other cases, the Family Law Court will make orders regarding child custody and parenting time.  In those cases, the court follows the Arizona Child Custody Statutes. Effective January 1, 2013, Arizona’s Child Custody Statutes have changed.  […]


Posted on December 31st, 2012 by ownerAM

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Workable Divorce Holiday Schedules

Posted on December 12th, 2012 by ownerAM

  Most of my divorce mediation clients want a flexible schedule when it comes to spending holiday time with their kids and I think that is great!  However, it is usually a good idea to have a written “back up” schedule that can be followed if needed.  Some tips that seem to work well for […]

New Arizona Child Support Guidelines Could Affect Your Divorce or Separation

Posted on June 24th, 2011 by ownerAM

  As a Phoenix Divorce Mediator, I am often called upon to assist parties in determining Child Support, whether the parties are divorcing, legally separating, or just establishing a co-parenting agreement.  In Arizona, there are Child Support Guidelines that help determine the amount of Child Support that could be awarded in any given case.  In [...]