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Divorce Mediation Services in Peoria, Arizona
Filing for divorce in Peoria can leave you with a lot of fear and uncertainty. Every divorce is different, and some can be finalized much more easily and quickly than others. In Arizona, there are two main options for the divorce process. You can choose mediation or the courtroom. Mediation involves sitting down with a neutral third party who will guide you through the important decisions necessary to finalize a divorce. The courtroom involves higher legal representation to plea your wishes and demands to a judge, who ultimately makes the final decision. Divorce mediation has several benefits that might not be as achievable through the court process.
Mediation provides a simple, cost-efficient option for divorce. At Arizona Divorce, we can help you avoid a court battle that can be time-consuming and expensive. This is often a healthier option for the well-being of any children or family that can be impacted by the divorce process. We provide a variety of services all focused on proving the means to make mutually agreeable decisions as you move through the divorce process.
“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
Mediation Offers Personalized Divorce Terms
In a courtroom, communication is largely completed through your attorney to the judge. You may also be communicating through your lawyer to your spouse and vice versa. This can quickly lead to miscommunication. When you feel as though your voice isn’t being heard, emotions can arise, and conflict resolution drops. This can make finding a solution to even the most basic issue difficult. There is a genuine loss of control when relying on the courtroom process.
When you work together in mediation, you can speak directly with your spouse to clarify any misunderstandings. Additionally, your personal matters and information stay between the two of you. Mediation is completely confidential, unlike a court case that puts your sensitive proceedings on public record. Clear and private communication provides a highly effective means of resolution. Your sole focus can be on problem-solving to find the best solutions for your situation.
Less Time, Lower Conflict
Avoiding the Added Stresses of the Courtroom
When you choose mediation, you completely avoid the courtroom. When you go to court, it is easy to already feel like you are losing. You’ve relinquished major life decisions to a judge. These decisions include asset and debt division, child custody, child support, and other important factors of your life. This knowledge can lead to higher emotional levels that can lead to quick breakdowns in communication. When this happens, the proceedings take longer and cost you more.
Mediations take place in less stressful settings, providing an environment where conflict is reduced. This often leads to less time committed to the divorce process, which is far more cost-efficient than being in the courtroom. A mediator is a neutral third party who acts as a guide in settling all issues regarding the divorce. Unlike going through the court system, with mediation, you can develop a customized agreement that satisfies both parties.
Choose a healthier divorce process
Your Children Benefit from Mediation
Having children can intensify the stress factors of divorce proceedings, especially in a courtroom where someone else decides your family’s fate. This added stress can generate animosity between parents, which hurts children the most. Communication breakdowns often lead to battles in the courtroom. With mediation, this situation can be completely avoided.
Respectful communication is key in mediation. You’ll be able to work through all parenting concerns and agree to terms you can be happy with. Mediation helps to create a parenting plan that addresses any custody, support, and other matters between parents. This allows the parents to focus on what is best for their children. This often results in a better co-parenting relationship following the divorce.
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