Healthy divorce begins here

We help you avoid a harmful court battle and guide you every step of the way.

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Save money

Our all-inclusive flat fees are 80% to 90% less than the average cost of divorcing in the courts and 3, 6, and 12 month payment plan options are available.


Reduce stress

We take a respectful, supportive approach that lowers your family’s stress and supports your children’s well-being.


Save time

Our process is 4 times faster than divorcing in court—averaging only 2 to 4 months.

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Voted “Best Of Our Valley” for “Best Family Law”
Arizona Foothills Magazine, for 7 consecutive years, 2016-2022

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Avoid the courtroom completely

Getting a divorce does not require waging a war. Divorce mediation offers a positive alternative to fighting it out through aggressive divorce lawyers who charge massive legal fees.

In divorce mediation, you—not a judge—control your divorce terms, empowering you every step of the way. Our neutral mediators guide a respectful process so you can reach your best agreements on all issues of separation, including:

  • Property Division
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Support and Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Legal Decision-Making Authority


Mediate when and where you prefer

You set the pace you and your family need. The average case takes only 2 to 4 months from our initial meeting to the final decree.

We complete your entire process by meeting you online via video conference.

Begin Now, Pay Later

Payment plans
available, 0% interest

Our 3, 6 or 12 month payment plan options support your financial stability.

  • Always 0% Interest
  • No Credit Checks
  • No Application Fees
  • No Late Fees

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Voted “Best of our Valley” by Arizona Foothills Magazine

Best Family Law in Arizona, Arizona Foothills, for seven consecutive years, 2016 – 2022

Top Family Owned Business, The Phoenix Business Journal, 2020 – 2021

Seen on NBC News, CBS News, ABC News and FOX News

Featured by Parents Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Men’s Health,, Arizona Foothills, Scottsdale Health Magazine

michael aurit

Co-Founder, Director, Professional Mediator

Michael Aurit, JD, MDR


  • Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D.)
  • The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law (M.D.R.)
  • The Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee College (B.F.A.)


  • Nationally recognized divorce and family mediator
  • President, The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)
  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law, The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, The Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center
  • Ethics Chair, Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators
  • “10 Best” Arizona Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Arizona Supreme Court, Certified Legal Document Preparer

Learn more about Michael

karen aurit

Co-Founder, Director, Mediation Professional

Karen Aurit, LAMFT


  • Antioch University, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis, Mindfulness Theory Specialization (M.A.)
  • The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, Mediation Certification (Cert.)
  • Arizona State University, Psychology (B.A.)


  • Nationally recognized conflict resolution system designer
  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law, The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, The Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center
  • Co-Chair, Town Hall Committee, Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)
  • Co-Chair, Conference Committee, Arizona Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

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We walk with you every step

With our support and guidance, your divorce process is not just confidential,
but simple, affordable, and non-confrontational.

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Our pricing puts you first

Since we charge affordable flat fees, you never get surprised by additional costs,
and your finances remain stable.

Attorneys charge retainers and bill hourly.
They benefit financially when conflict increases and a case drags on.

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Mediation is healthier for you

Litigation can be an all-consuming, confrontational process that increases stress. It diminishes your and your family’s physical and mental health, and overall well-being.

Our mediators guide you through our creative, focused, and thoughtful problem-solving approach to reach all agreements. Since mediation lowers conflict, it reduces stress for you and your family.

Costs much less

Mediation is cost-effective: 80% to 90% less expensive than litigation. Arizona attorneys typically charge an initial retainer of $5,000 to $15,000, and an average court case can cost more than $40,000.

At the Aurit Center, we never charge a retainer or bill by the hour. We provide affordable, all-inclusive, flat fees that keep you in control of your costs, and payment plans are available.

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Finishes faster

Most of our clients complete their mediation process within 2 to 4 months. That’s much faster than the average litigated divorce, which can take anywhere from 10 months to 2 years—or more.

Instead of a long, emotionally- and financially-draining litigated divorce process, our efficient, focused approach creates relief for you and your family.

Results in better post-agreement compliance

Spouses who complete their divorce in mediation are more likely to comply with the divorce terms.

We help you create customized agreements to meet your family’s specific needs. You maintain control throughout a more cooperative process, which results in respect for the final terms compared to a judge-ordered divorce where parents lose all control of the outcome.

Maintains your privacy and confidentiality

What happens in mediation stays in mediation, which can be a comforting thought when personal details are being revealed. Arizona law guarantees that anything said during mediation is private and confidential. In litigation, anything said or written is a matter of public record which anyone can access.

Keeps you in control of your terms

In mediation, you stay in control of your future. Your mediator guides you in reaching an agreement by objectively listening and incorporating as much as possible of what is important to each of you.

Courts lack the time and resources to consider or understand your needs thoughtfully. Litigating means giving control to a judge who will make all decisions based on the limited information they receive from attorneys.

And it’s better for your children

Legal battles of any magnitude harm children. Child specialists agree that continued fighting during and after divorce can severely damage child development and cause long-term emotional and psychological harm.

Mediation puts your kids first by protecting their physical and mental health. Our mediators, who specialize in the needs of children during divorce, set you up for the healthiest co-parenting relationship possible.

Protects your child’s emotional health

Research shows that children whose parents cooperate during and after divorce are more resilient and maintain long-term emotional well-being. Continued fighting between parents during and after the divorce is a top reason for children’s severe long-term emotional problems around their parents’ divorce.

Produces healthier co-parenting relationships

By reducing conflict and creating a plan, mediation helps parents adjust to co-parenting after divorce. The better the parents adjust, the better the kids adjust.

Mediation enables better relationships with children.

Research shows that parents who resolve their divorce through mediation have more meaningful long-term relationships with their children.



Litigation hurts families.

Mediation is successful.

We successfully settle 98% of our cases.

Mediation produces win-win agreements, compared to litigation, which is frequently lose-lose.

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Healthy divorce is a choice

Our free one-hour consultation comes with no obligation. We are here to discuss your needs, answer your questions and ensure that our services are right for you.

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