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Divorce Mediation

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation in Arizona

Q: Should I consider divorce mediation?

Getting a divorce in Arizona doesn't have to be an ugly courtroom drama.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Considering Mediation When Divorcing

Q: When is mediation appropriate and what are the benefits?

Divorce is stressful, but in many cases there is a process that may alleviate some of the anxiety that comes from dissolving the marriage and finding a new “normal” for your family. The process is called mediation.
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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mediation: The Cheapest Way To Divorce?

How much does it cost to get a divorce? A recent magazine article on this topic when viral when it offered a crazy range of $250 to “well over $100,000.”

In Arizona, you are going to pay more than $250 because it most counties it costs more than that to file the necessary paperwork with the court, but other than that, it is difficult to say because the cost varies so much from couple to couple. 

One way to cut down on costs is to do a

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dividing Property in an Arizona divorce

Is Arizona a community property state?

Going through a divorce can be a difficult process that raises emotional and financial challenges. These can become even more trying if the divorcing spouses cannot come to an agreement on the main issues that must be resolved, particularly the division of property.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

The Effect of Adultery on Alimony

Is adultery still a crime in Arizona?

Marriages end for many reasons and infidelity can lead a couple on the path to divorce. What many individuals may not realize is that adultery is actually illegal in some states. Under Arizona law, for example, if a married individual files a complaint claiming that his or her spouse had a sexual relationship outside of the marriage, the wayward spouse may be found guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.

If the adulterer is convicted, he or she may face a penalty of up to 30 days in jail, $500 in fines, and 1 year of probation. The reality of the situation, however, is that the law is generally not enforced.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Selecting a Divorce Mediator

How Do I Choose a Mediator?

The vast majority of divorce cases are not resolved through a trial. They settle at some point in the process before the issues are submitted to a judge to make the decision. Most cases are settled through negotiations involving lawyers for both sides who work out an agreement for their respective clients. Some cases are resolved through mediation, which involves a neutral third party who assists the parties in coming to an agreement. If the case is proceeding but no settlement is in sight, it might be worthwhile for the parties to Read more . . .

Monday, December 29, 2014

Bringing Parties Together Through Divorce Mediation

What Role Does Mediation Play in a Family Law Case?

Mediation can be very helpful in resolving disputes in divorce and family law cases depending on the issues involved and the goals and personalities of the parties. Mediation involves a neutral third party meeting with the spouses and their respective attorneys to attempt to resolve pending issues.
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