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Mesa, Arizona Divorce Mediation
Deciding to end a marriage can be difficult. The process can feel overwhelming and foreign. When you decide to divorce, there are two commonly traveled routes. Many couples hire lawyers to represent them in court for a judge to make decisions, and others choose mediation. Mediation is a simple and low-cost divorce process. At Arizona Divorce, we are a team of leading experts in divorce mediation.
With mediation, we can help you avoid court battles that can quickly become both financially and emotionally draining. A successful divorce mediation will allow you to settle your divorce without having to step a foot into a courtroom. Mediation provides a method for both sides to hear each other and reach a mutually beneficial agreement. This is healthier for the separating couple as well as any shared children.
At Arizona Divorce, we provide several services such as divorce mediation, child custody mediation, child support modifications, parenting mediation, post-divorce modifications, legal separation mediation, and document prep. When you choose mediation through our facility, we help handle your divorce proceedings from start to finish.
“I’m so glad we went the mediation route.”
“Well-organized, supportive, compassionate and effective: I’m so glad we went the mediation route. I was completely satisfied with the results.
Their level of skill and compassion surpassed what I expected during the difficult process of divorce.”
The Benefits of Divorce Mediation
Affordable Client-Friendly Flat Fees
Mediation is an Affordable Option
Going through a divorce can be stressful enough without adding the financial strain of legal fees and court costs. At Arizona Divorce, we provide a clear, client-friendly flat fee. Unlike a lawyer who typically bills by the hour, the entire mediation process from start to finish is one clear rate.
When you meet with us for your free consultation, we will discuss your situation and goals. We will explain the services we offer and ensure that you have a clear understanding of our cost and how the process will work. Your experience will us will always be completely confidential.
Private and Confidential
Stay in Control of Your Divorce
Every divorce is unique. Several factors can be involved, and you want to stay in control of how the process unfolds. When you choose court proceedings, you’ll often need to hire an attorney. Once legal representation beings, attorneys routinely advise spouses to stop directly communicating with one another about the divorce.
When you have to rely on your legal representation to communicate for you, the process can slow down tremendously. You also run the risk of miscommunications that could escalate the conflict. Disagreements that could have been simply resolved can become much more complicated and expensive. You may feel you have no real control when left to rely on the court process.
With mediation, you are choosing open and direct communications. This process has proven to be effective, even for couples that experience high conflict. The mediation process is focused on problem-solving and finding common ground where beneficial agreements can be reached.
Less Time, Lower Conflict
Divorce in Mesa Without Court
When you choose mediation for your divorce process, you’ll never have to enter a courtroom. Court cases can be financially draining and escalate an already stressful situation. When going through a court proceeding, both parties usually feel that they have lost in a sense. Any control they want to have over the proceedings is essentially turned over to a judge. Court also brings the likelihood of more legal fees, higher emotional levels, and disputes that further halt the process.
Mediation is a simple way to avoid feeling as though you lost, keep financial strain low, and provide a better means to approach issues calmly. When you don’t have to go to court, you experience less stress and can reduce unnecessary conflicts arising from miscommunications. Less stress and better communication mean less time spent in the process and less cost.
During mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a neutral mediator. The mediator will guide you towards settling all the issues that a judge would otherwise decide for you. This includes asset and debt division, spousal support, and child custody. We refer to child custody as a parenting plan and includes parenting time and legal decision-making. Mediation offers the ability to customize your agreement to meet everyone’s needs, providing high satisfaction for both parties that may not have been reached in court.
Choose a healthier divorce process
Better for Children
Divorce impacts not only you as a couple, but your entire family. Court litigation can increase animosity between parents. When this happens, children are often the most hurt. Communication breakdowns and misunderstandings due to the court process can lead to more intense emotional battles. This can all be avoided through mediation.
The groundwork of mediation is building a way to communicate with one another with respect, especially in regards to your children. The mediation process can help you openly discuss all parenting issues, and reach agreements on a parenting plan that works for everyone. Legal and financial obligation issues can all be addressed through this process as well.
Mediation will focus on what is in the best interest of the children. In mediation, you are in control of parenting terms, not a judge. This can lead to healthier co-parenting relationships.
Be a superhero
to your children
In Mesa, Arizona, the divorce process doesn’t have to be complicated. Mediation provides a means for reaching a completely customized agreement that best fits your unique situation. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation, or if you have any questions.
Divorcing parents: you can be a superhero to your children.
“Mediation is the far better choice that divorcing parents can make for the sake of their children. Michael is a compassionate mediator. I would trust him with my thoughts and feelings knowing that he would lead me to the best solution for my situation.”
Cathi Jensen Searles
Elementary School Teacher, Paradise Valley Unified School District (30+ years)
“Michael is an exceptional lawyer and mediator. His intelligence, skills, and personal qualities have allowed him to master the art and science of dispute resolution. He is creative, patient, positive, flexible, empathetic and trustworthy. His listening and communications skills are simply excellent. ”
Nancy MacLean Davidson, Esq.
Fitzgibbons Law Offices P.L.C.
“Michael is known for his creative legal mind. His reputation for fairness and excellence has a positive bearing on his outcomes with clients. His intellect helps generate thoughtful and practical solutions under difficult circumstances. Cool, calm, and collected – that’s classic Michael Aurit.”
Josh Nunez, Esq.
The Nunez Law Firm, Phoenix, Arizona