Divorce Mediation Lawyers in Scottsdale, AZ

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Couples usually get married thinking they will spend the rest of their lives together, so sure that the happily ever after has finally come true. Down the road, unfortunately, many couples realize that they’ve grown apart, or that their lifestyles just don’t agree. It’s not that they’ve stopped caring about the other, or don’t want their spouse to be a great parent and role model to their children, they just want different things. In these cases, mediation can be a very beneficial tool in getting through the divorce process with your finances and emotional well-being still intact.

Mediation Lawyer in Scottsdale

Mediation can be a means of avoiding the hassle, heartache, and financial burden of litigation. At Owens & Perkins, P.C., our skilled Scottsdale divorce mediation attorneys can help you and your spouse communicate with each other and offer an environment for healthy negotiations, allowing you to calmly collaborate towards an amicable solution for your divorce without ever setting foot in a courtroom.

Countless clients have turned to our team of mediators for the following reasons:

Get in touch with our firm today to discuss your situation with us in detail.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for family law disputes in which a disinterested third party, known as a mediator, works with you and your spouse towards a collaborative solution. Mediation can be used to help couples work through all issues of their divorce, including child custody, child support, visitation, asset and debt division, and spousal support. Mediators do not make any decisions on behalf of the spouses, but rather provides information and helps to foster healthy communication.

Agreeing to mediation can be beneficial for several reasons, including:

  • It can help to minimize tensions and preserve a cordial relationship
  • It can save you a considerable amount of time and money
  • It can help maintain your privacy during divorce
  • It can keep you in control of your separation

How Does Mediation Work?

Divorce mediation uses a trained mediator to help spouses communicate and come to their own decisions about dividing assets and debts, custody and parenting plans, and support. A mediator doesn’t work for either spouse, nor do they make decisions for you, but rather, a mediator remains neutral and objective.

A mediator will listen to both sides, and facilitate discussion to help each spouse better understand the other’s point of view. A mediator can help problem solve to find viable, tailored options that produce a win-win solution that both spouses can agree to. Mediation will only work if both spouses are open and willing to compromise.

Benefits of Avoiding Litigation

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The benefits of using divorce mediation over litigation are immense. A litigated divorce is a divorce where each spouse hires an attorney and the battle is fought in a courtroom setting where a Judge, who knows very little about your family, ultimately decides your future. Often, the decision isn’t what either spouse wants. This process can take months or even years, leaving the couple both emotionally and financially drained.

Mediation, on the other hand, provides a comfortable environment where individual needs are prioritized, and the outcome is agreed upon through compromise. There is less of a likelihood of one spouse feeling angry, hurt, or taken advantage of. This is especially helpful when children are involved, as couples will need to learn to co-parent and work together for many years after the divorce is final. The entire mediation process can proceed rather quickly when both spouses agree to work together.

Mediation doesn’t work for every couple. When couples no longer trust each other, have hidden personal agendas or motives, or are just angry, it is difficult to find common ground. In addition, when domestic violence has occurred within the marriage, the victim may be apprehensive and afraid to voice their opinion. These circumstances are better litigated in Court, with attorneys that are able to communicate and negotiate on your behalf.

Simplify Your Divorce with Owens & Perkins

Any way you look at it, divorce is a difficult process. If you’re thinking about divorce and believe you and your spouse have the ability to compromise for the benefit of the entire family, mediation might be a great option for you. Schedule a free 30 minute consultation today for you and your spouse to learn more about how we can help.

At Owens & Perkins, our skilled Scottsdale mediators understand your struggles and can help you and your spouse work towards a solution with minimal stress and fighting. We are passionate about helping our clients overcome some of life’s greatest challenges, and we are prepared to do everything within our power to help you get through this time of transition as smoothly as possible.

To find out more about what our firm can do for you, schedule a complimentary half-hour consultation or call our office today at (480) 630-2464.

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