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Spring Renewal, Blooms, and Divorce

Posted on March 20th, 2021 by ownerAM

I’m seeing more and more couples and families reframe their divorce from the negative connotations of the past to a more positive transition.  Some are committed to the friendliest divorce possible.  Others want to handle things perfectly equalized and as fair as possible.  Many voice that their divorce is a chance at renewal and hope. […]

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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 […]

Divorced Parents and Back to (Virtual) School

Posted on August 21st, 2020 by StuTech

It’s back to school time and for most of us, that means either virtual school or a hybrid plan of virtual and in-person learning for our school age children. No matter what your particular school plan, divorced parents have the added challenge of creating a system that will work with their co-parenting agreement or order. […]

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Divorce and Mortgage Questions: The Difference Between a Title and a Mortgage

Posted on February 14th, 2020 by ownerAM

Divorce mortgage questions are an important issue when couples separate.  Divorce is incredibly stressful and that stress shouldn’t be compounded by confusion around separating assets, like a home. Knowing the ins and outs of mortgage deeds, titles, and quitclaim deeds will reduce that confusion ensure that you are protected.  Knowledge is power and that is […]

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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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How Divorce Mediation Can Help You Keep Your Home

Posted on July 19th, 2019 by ownerAM

Here’s the thing. It’s almost always a better idea to let the house go rather than try and  keep it. Trying to save the house usually means reworking financials in an attempt to make it feasible. And that usually results in both sides suffering.  We know that couples want to keep the house for the [...]

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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 [...]

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 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 [...]