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Your First Super Bowl After Divorce

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by ownerAM

There was a debate on the radio this morning (I know, I still don’t subscribe to Satellite which irritates my husband to no end) about whether to continue to spend Super Bowl Sunday together after your divorce for the sake of the kids.  The caller explained that it had been a family tradition and the […]

What is Family Mediation?

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by ownerAM

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 […]

Bird-Nesting: The Divorce Trend Flying Around

Posted on October 10th, 2018 by ownerAM

If keeping a child’s home life as in-tact as possible following a divorce is a priority, look no further than our next divorce trend, bird-nesting or nesting. Families who opt for this route have the great benefit of their children staying in one place, likely what was the family home, and the parents stay in […]

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. […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Helping Children Navigate Through Divorce

Posted on January 17th, 2011 by ownerAM

Among the many issues parents face in a divorce situation is how the children are affected.  Kim R. Lipsman, a Phoenix licensed professional counselor has tips and suggestions for parents in the following article: Divorce can cause many emotions for parents and children. Everyone involved in the divorcing family may feel loss, anger, sadness, a threat […]