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Child Support Modification in Arizona

Posted on March 20th, 2020 by ownerAM

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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Stay Out of Court with Divorce Mediation

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by ownerAM

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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. […]