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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 [...]

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 [...]

Who Gets Fido in the Divorce? [Updated]

Posted on May 17th, 2019 by ownerAM

[Updated 5/17/2019] Until we adopted our cute, adorable, sweet, lovable pup, I could not fathom the depths of emotion that people experience regarding their pets.  Now that we have Layla, I cannot imagine life without her.  Therefore, it comes as no surprise that a sensitive issue that can arise during a separation or divorce is […]

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.  [...]

What To Do After Your Divorce Mediation

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by ownerAM

Survival Tips for Your First Year After a Divorce is Final It’s time to rebuild. Up until this point, you have been focused on separating everything from your marriage, to your home, to time with your kids. That can make the sudden realization that the divorce is real and final scary. What next? Following your […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Mediation Light: New Affordable and Express Divorce Mediation Packages in Phoenix

Posted on June 14th, 2017 by Mara

I’ve been getting a lot of calls from Phoenix couples who already have worked out their divorce agreements and are looking for help with their divorce documents and some guidance through the process. For these couples, full-blown mediation may not always be needed or wanted. So, I decided to offer an express and even less [...]

10% Off your Phoenix Divorce for Mediation Week

Posted on October 8th, 2015 by ownerAM

In honor of Mediation Week, Affordable Mediation is pleased to offer 10% off the already low cost of your divorce mediation if you sign up between October 12 and 18, 2015!!  To sign up, go to www.AffordableMediationAZ.com to purchase the pre-mediation divorce homework package at the bottom of the home page.  The package price of […]