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Divorce Mediation for Couples Committed to Being Good Parents

Posted on June 14th, 2019 by ownerAM

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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Our Divorce Mediations: High Value, Low Cost [Updated]

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Mara

Owner Mediator Mara Linder and Mediator Nicole Pelcic [Updated 1/24/20] Choosing the right divorce mediator can be confusing. There are so many people out there claiming to offer mediation services. Are they all different? And why are some more expensive? Your choice comes down to finding a mediator with the relevant background and proven experience. [...]

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 […]

Actually, There is NOT a Lot of Drama in Divorce Mediation

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by ownerAM

“It must be stressful working with divorcing couples.”  “There must be a lot of drama.”  These are some of the comments I receive when I tell someone I work as a Phoenix Divorce Mediator.  I quickly correct these assumptions about divorce mediation and explain how most couples have a relatively smooth divorce and tend to […]

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 www.AffordableMediationAZ.com 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 [...]

Holiday Traditions After Divorce

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by ownerAM

Holiday time can be exciting, stressful, overwhelming, and/or comforting depending on your holiday traditions.  For many families, it means spending time at different homes, particularly where parents are divorced.  In the movie Four Christmases, a couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day, showcasing the trials and tribulations of splitting […]

What is Collaborative Mediation?

Posted on July 27th, 2013 by ownerAM

  A lot of buzz is starting in Arizona about Collaborative Mediation and people are asking what is it and how is it different from collaborative divorce?  To put it simply, Collaborative Mediation is mediation with a team.  It has also been referred to as Team Mediation.  The team typically consists of one or two […]

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. […]