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AFFORDABLE MEDIATION Opens East Valley Office!

Posted on January 30th, 2020 by Mara Linder

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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​​​Why I Don’t Allow Attorneys in My Divorce Mediation Sessions [Updated]

Posted on June 7th, 2019 by Mara Linder

[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 Mara Linder

    [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 Mara Linder

[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 Mara Linder

[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 Mara Linder

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 […]

Affordable Mediation Featured on Let’s Talk Divorce Radio Show

Posted on November 6th, 2018 by Mara

Thank you Stuart Andrew Alexander and Impact Makers Radio for featuring me and my divorce mediation business on your international Let’s Talk Divorce Series. Also available on iTunes.  

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 […]

Divorce Trends #1

Posted on October 2nd, 2018 by Mara

  What’s New in Divorce Is there such a thing as a divorce trend? Actually, yes. Separating or divorcing couples have options to what comes next with their relationship and one trend we are seeing is couples creating a new version of their family with everyone still involved. Another is jointly maintaining their successful business […]