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Can I Get Divorced if I Have a Covenant Marriage?

Posted on April 12th, 2021 by ownerAM

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 […]

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Affordable Mediation Opens Avondale Divorce and Real Estate Mediation Office

Posted on October 30th, 2020 by Mara

      We are happy to announce the opening of our newest West Valley mediation office in the City of Avondale. Affordable Mediation has served clients throughout Central Arizona since 2010, and continues its presence in the West Valley assisting couples in Peoria, Surprise, Goodyear, Verrado, and every city in-between. Appointments will continue with […]

Mediators Do More Than Moderators Of Presidential Debates

Posted on October 8th, 2020 by StuTech

Does communication with your spouse feel like a recent 2020 Presidential Debate?  From watching recent presidential and vice-presidential debates, do you feel like a mediator couldn’t do much better than a moderator? Unlike a moderator who tries, sometimes unsuccessfully, to keep discussions on track and have presidential candidates follow the rules, divorce mediators actually manage […]

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Mediation by Caucus: Pros and Cons

Posted on July 9th, 2020 by ownerAM

You may have heard the term “Mediation by Caucus” and wondered if it might be appropriate for your situation. So, what does it mean and what are the possible benefits? First, we’ll examine the concept of a divorce mediation by caucus, then we’ll look at the idea of caucusing as a tool within a traditional […]

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Pros and Cons of Divorce Mediation

Posted on June 22nd, 2020 by ownerAM

Who wants their divorce to fund their attorney’s newest Maserati? No one! Well, maybe some of those “burn all the bridges” couples who want only to eat each other alive in court, no matter the cost. But, for the rest of you, there is no need to explode every aspect of your normal life and […]

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Considering a “Covidivorce?” Covidivorce Mediation Can Help

Posted on March 29th, 2020 by ownerAM

Spending time together locked in the house making you consider a CoviDivorce? Although many couples who already have made the decision to divorce are still moving forward with the process, others are putting their divorces on hold as uncertain economic futures make it difficult to reach financial agreements during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, being […]

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Mediation Services: How Does Divorce Mediation Work?

Posted on February 28th, 2020 by ownerAM

Our goal is to make divorce mediation as simple and peaceful as possible. We break it down into five clear steps and leave you in control. So, exactly how does divorce mediation work?  The 5-Step Process of Divorce Mediation Once you contact us, we go through these five steps efficiently and calmly until we work […]

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AFFORDABLE MEDIATION Opens East Valley Office!

Posted on January 30th, 2020 by ownerAM

Nicole and I are pleased to announce the opening on January 1, 2020 of our new East Valley mediation office in Tempe.  We hope having Affordable Mediation located in the East Valley will be more convenient for any of you who live in Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek or further east. We will continue [...]

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What Tibetan Monks Taught Me About Divorce Mediation

Posted on November 6th, 2019 by ownerAM

After a very un-Zen-like experience trying to park in downtown Phoenix, and ultimately ending up at a meter with not enough coins, I arrived at a presentation by Tibetan monks discussing their approach to mediation.   It was very uplifting and reinforced that divorce mediation is really all about: (1) the emotions of the couple, (2) […]

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​​​Why I Don’t Allow Attorneys in My Divorce Mediation Sessions [Updated]

Posted on June 7th, 2019 by ownerAM

[Updated 6/7/2019] A lot of clients ask me if their attorneys can attend their divorce mediation sessions.   I tell them “yes” with other mediators, but not with me.  ​It still seems I'm one of the only mediators in town that prohibits couples from bringing their attorneys into the mediation sessions. I've found that once I [...]