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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 [...]

How Much Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) Will I Be Awarded in My Arizona Divorce? [Updated]

Posted on April 12th, 2019 by ownerAM

[Updated 4/12/2019] Another question I receive a lot as a Phoenix Divorce Mediator is: “How much Spousal Maintenance will be awarded?”  That is a great question and many of us divorce mediators wish there was a black and white answer!  In Arizona, the amount and duration of spousal maintenance (alimony) is discretionary with the Court.  [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 [...]

Healthy Tips When Moving Through the Divorce Process

Posted on June 16th, 2017 by Mara

In working with divorce mediation clients, I am privy to the emotions and stress most people experience while going through a divorce. Here are a few tips and resources to help restore balance, promote relaxation and instill some calm energy: Try not to read negative articles or social media that focus on negative thoughts, feelings […]