Mediation is a collaborative problem solving process using an impartial mediator to help people resolve their dispute.
We know that it’s hard to make complicated decisions during times of high stress. So whether the dispute is about how to end a marriage or helping a family decide the best living arrangement for an elderly parent, we offer our clients a structured, clear process; a calm and comfortable environment; and sessions of a length and frequency that work for you, reducing stress. We provide you with lots of information including computer financial analyses that help you make good decisions.
We offer clients the choice of one mediator or co-mediation with a male mediator and female mediator. Many couples prefer the gender balance and the added insights that mediators with legal and mental health backgrounds bring to the process.
Mediation is quicker and less costly than litigation and despite popular myths, the financial outcomes in mediated divorce cases are the same as in litigated cases.
Everything you say in mediation is strictly confidential and protected by Arizona law, so you can feel comfortable offering proposals, thoughts, and concerns in your mediation.
Control stays in the hands of the couple or family, not attorneys or the Courts.
Participating in mediation reduces likelihood of post-mediation conflict and repeated court hearings because disputants have developed the agreement cooperatively.
Children are helped because parents cooperate on parenting issues, not allowing child to be caught in middle.
Disputants learn to communicate better, reducing occurrence of future major conflict.