Our flat fees are predictable— you know the full cost upfront.
Complete your entire divorce process in as little as eight weeks.
Our caring approach protects the wellness of your family.
Voted “Best Of Our Valley” for “Best Family Law”
Arizona Foothills Magazine, for 6 consecutive years, 2016-2021
Surprise, Arizona Divorce Mediation Experts
Arizona Divorce provides residents of Surprise with a simple and low-cost option for the divorce process. We are leading experts in divorce mediation, and our successful practices have been recognized both locally and nationally.
Working with a mediator helps you avoid a financially harmful court battle. These proceedings often leave you feeling emotionally drained and unsure if your voice was truly heard. Mediation provides you the freedom of never worrying about entering a courtroom. It is often a healthy option for not only the two parties involved but their family as well. We offer services in divorce mediation, child support modifications, child custody mediation, post-divorce modifications, legal separation mediation, and document preparation. We will handle your case from start to finish, working with you to come to mutually agreeable terms.
“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
Saving You Financially
Your financial security is often a major concern when dealing with a divorce. Adding the strain of finding and paying for an attorney can make matters worse. In Arizona, the average cost of divorce is extremely high. When considering attorney retainers alone, you may be looking at $5,000-$15,000, even for the most straightforward proceedings. Since many attorneys charge hourly, you may not even realize how much you owe until your proceedings are over.
Mediation provides a more cost-effective route that delivers the same, if not better results than going to court. At Arizona Divorce, we provide a predictable, client-friendly flat rate for divorce mediation. Your rate will cover the entire process from start to finish. We believe that the less stress you have when entering a mediation, the better your chances are of reaching successful agreements. This is also why we will never surprise you with unexpected fees or service charges.
Private and Confidential
Maintaining Full Control of Your Terms
Clear communication provides the best means of moving through a divorce process quickly and successfully. The court route often slows down the process and runs a greater risk of miscommunications. This is largely due to the involvement of legal representation. Your attorney may advise that all communication between you and your spouse should be left to the attorneys. Divorce cases can turn sour when information is miscommunicated. This can spark heightened emotions that make problem solving increasingly difficult. Many couples who go through court proceedings feel a loss of control over the situation.
Control is yours with mediation. You can communicate your terms while having any agreements, disagreements, or compromises immediately relayed back to you by your spouse. The mediator is there to guide you, never to weigh in. This ensures that all decisions are between the two parties. This has proven to be a highly effective method, even with individuals who have a hard time working together.
Less Time, Lower Conflict
No Need for the Courtroom
The atmosphere of a courtroom can immediately add to stress levels. You are physically removed from one another, and your wishes are being expressed by an attorney to a judge who has the ultimate authority in the case. This can lead to feeling as though you have no real control in your divorce proceeding. This pressure and anxiety can cause emotions to run high, making communication that much harder.
In mediation, the environment is completely different. There is a greater level of privacy and peace of mind in the confidentiality of the process. A neutral mediator will help guide spouses towards settling all their unique issues that would otherwise be decided by a judge. This can include child support, spousal support, child custody, and asset and debt division. Mediation provides a means to reach a customized agreement that meets the needs of everyone involved. In many instances, mediation provides higher satisfaction concerning outcomes than if involved in a court case.
Choose a healthier divorce process
Developing Successful Parenting Plan
Your children mean the world to you, and you want to make decisions that are in their best interest. The divorce process can be hard on children, even when you try to keep them uninvolved. Court litigation can often create tension between parents that can be brought back home. This can put a strain on child/parent relationships. Mediation helps to avoid any unnecessary tension by keeping the doors of communication open.
When you mediate your parenting plan, you’ll make important decisions on all parenting issues, reach agreements on legal and financial obligations, as well as create a custody schedule. The ability to make a customized agreement based on your needs and desires can provide a means for a healthy co-parenting relationship. Mediation allows you to focus on what is best for your children, keeping the terms of the agreements mutually beneficial.
Be a superhero to your children
Mediation is a great option for those considering their next step in the divorce process. In Surprise, we offer a wide range of services tailored to help you come to your own terms concerning the divorce process. Contact us to learn more, or to schedule your free initial consultation.
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