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Understanding Spousal Maintenance in Arizona

Posted on November 29th, 2021 by ownerAM

Spousal maintenance can be a confusing concept to understand. Unfortunately, you may receive misleading advice from lawyers or friends. What most people don’t realize is that spousal maintenance in Arizona is very random.  There is only a vague, subjective statute (law) with very little guidance.  The other big secret is that most couples never have […]

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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.  [...]

Actually, There is NOT a Lot of Drama in Divorce Mediation

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by ownerAM

“It must be stressful working with divorcing couples.”  “There must be a lot of drama.”  These are some of the comments I receive when I tell someone I work as a Phoenix Divorce Mediator.  I quickly correct these assumptions about divorce mediation and explain how most couples have a relatively smooth divorce and tend to […]

How Does Infidelity Affect Divorce Mediation?

Posted on September 1st, 2015 by ownerAM

  In the wake of the scandal surrounding the affair-seeking site, Ashley Madison, a lot of discussion has ensued about infidelity and divorce.  Clearly, infidelity is one of the factors leading a couple to pursue a divorce or separation, but how does it impact the actual process?     In many states, like Arizona, there are no-fault […]