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What is Family Mediation?

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by Mara

Family Mediation services resolve issues involving family members, typically children. The benefits of working through this with a professional divorce mediator are reduced tension, confidence in the final outcome, a faster resolution, and a mutual basis for your family moving forward. A mediator is a neutral party present to keep everyone focused on the right […]

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 [...]

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 […]

New Arizona Child Support Calculator

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by ownerAM

Copy of 2015-Child-Support-Calculator A common question many of my Divorce Mediation clients ask is how much Child Support will be paid.  In mediation, typically we work with the Arizona Child Support Calculator, but also approach the numbers from a realistic financial and goal perspective.  Sometimes, the number the calculator totals is not workable for a […]

Post-Divorce: How to Modify your Arizona Parenting Plan, Child Support or Parenting Time

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by ownerAM

  You are divorced, you have a court ordered parenting plan, but it’s not working anymore or things have changed. How do you modify it? As a Phoenix Divorce Mediator, this is a call I receive quite often. Basically, you can either petition to Modify your Child Support and/or Parenting Plan or you and your [...]

New Changes to Arizona Child Custody Statutes

Posted on January 11th, 2013 by ownerAM

  In mediation, most of my divorce clients reach their own agreement about custody and parenting time.  However, in other cases, the Family Law Court will make orders regarding child custody and parenting time.  In those cases, the court follows the Arizona Child Custody Statutes. Effective January 1, 2013, Arizona’s Child Custody Statutes have changed.  […]

New Arizona Child Support Guidelines Could Affect Your Divorce or Separation

Posted on June 24th, 2011 by ownerAM

  As a Phoenix Divorce Mediator, I am often called upon to assist parties in determining Child Support, whether the parties are divorcing, legally separating, or just establishing a co-parenting agreement.  In Arizona, there are Child Support Guidelines that help determine the amount of Child Support that could be awarded in any given case.  In [...]