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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 […]

​​​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 [...]

What is the Difference Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce in Arizona? [Updated]

Posted on May 24th, 2019 by ownerAM

    [Updated 5/24/2019] This is one of the most common questions I receive as a Phoenix Divorce Mediator.  There tends to be some general confusion around the difference between a Legal Separation and a Divorce and the reasons for choosing one versus the other. In Arizona, the process for Legal Separation and the process for [...]

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 […]

Affordable Mediation Featured on Let’s Talk Divorce Radio Show

Posted on November 6th, 2018 by Mara

Thank you Stuart Andrew Alexander and Impact Makers Radio for featuring me and my divorce mediation business on your international Let’s Talk Divorce Series. Also available on iTunes.  

Bird-Nesting: The Divorce Trend Flying Around

Posted on October 10th, 2018 by Mara

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 […]

Divorcing? Should You Use iBuyers For Selling Your House?

Posted on August 31st, 2018 by Mara

As a Phoenix Divorce Mediator, my mediation clients have to make the decision about what to do with their home.  Most consider selling the house, and usually need to get it sold sooner rather than later.  Recently, some mediation couples have been inquiring as to whether the quick and easy sale offered by certain companies […]

Feeling Stressed? Three Ways to Lower Your Stress During a Divorce

Posted on August 16th, 2018 by Mara

Ending a marriage can be one of the hardest things an individual can experience. If there are children in the middle of the separation, the stress can be even harder to manage; particularly, when you are trying to protect your children. Below are some things you can do today to manage your stress during your […]

Let’s Talk About Child Centered Divorce

Posted on July 17th, 2018 by Mara

July is officially Child Centered Divorce month. But what does that mean? It means awareness and effort behind a divorce that causes the least amount of impact to children. The separation of the family isn’t usually what causes the most harm to children, but often the environment leading up to and during a divorce is […]

How Will New Supreme Court Justices Impact Our Lives?

Posted on July 11th, 2018 by Mara

     It has been just under two weeks since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court. This kind of significant news that has the ability to impact the country for decades gets us all talking about who will fill the vacancy, what cases will be heard or changed, and (of course) […]