10 Truths About Divorce Mediation

By Kennedy Diggs & Jovana Kuvac

A healthy divorce process is possible. We would like to share 10 Truths about divorce mediation that have allowed us to help thousands of people through a healthy, less-stressful process without ever going to court. We are always here to help you if you have questions.

Truth #1

You never have to go to court.

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You don’t have to fight through your divorce. You can avoid an all-consuming, stressful litigation process and protect your family’s well-being by choosing a simple, guided, healthy divorce process.

We handle your entire legally binding divorce process and you never have to go to court.

When you stay out of court, you save time, save money and reduce stress.
You can make mutually-beneficial agreements rather than giving up control of your future to a Judge.

At the Aurit Center, we believe you deserve a healthy process and in mediation, you can have the most positive process possible.

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu

Truth #2

There is always an answer.

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You have the ability to settle your divorce out of court—even when disagreements cause conflict, leading you to question whether agreements are even possible.

We know from experience that you can reach agreements even when challenges seem overwhelming—even if you have already begun a court case.

Over 95% of cases at The Aurit Center resolve all issues in mediation.

There is always an answer.

Answers arise through a respectful process that ensures each of you has a voice and feels heard and understood. In mediation, you move beyond past problems to focus on finding the solutions you are looking for and we guide you to agreements you both believe are fair.

At the Aurit Center, we believe people can find answers
and reach their best possible agreements.

“As long as one keeps searching, the answers will come.” – Joan Baez

Truth #3

Mediation is better for children.

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It is exposure to conflict, not divorce itself, that harms children.

When parents manage conflict during divorce constructively, and practice healthy co-parenting afterward, research shows that children do not generally experience long-term emotional issues. However, 50 years of research confirms that continued conflict between parents during and after divorce can lead to long-term emotional psychological issues for children.

As a result, parents who use mediation have better long-term relationships with their children than parents who use litigation in court. Parenting plans developed in mediation provide a solid foundation for healthy co-parenting and protect children from the harm of litigation.

Mediation is better for children.

At the Aurit Center, we believe that you can be an awesome parent during and after divorce and we support your relationship with your kids.

“It’s our responsibility as caring adults in this country to protect our children.”
– Donna Shalala

Truth #4

You don’t have to follow the law— You have the power to be creative.

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Our professional mediators explain Arizona law so you understand what would most likely happen if your case were taken to court. They also share creative solutions that have worked well for people in similar situations.

In mediation, you have complete control over your agreements rather than a Judge. You create personalized agreements that you both believe are most beneficial to you and your children and that best support your family’s needs.

At the Aurit Center, we believe in explaining the law and developing creative solutions.

“Freedom is control of your life.” – Willie Nelson

Truth #5

You are not alone, we are here to help.

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The reality is that no one plans on getting divorced, and it can lead to feelings of loneliness. Fortunately, you are not alone. In addition to your support system of friends and family, our caring and professional team is dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. We can also connect you with trusted legal advisors, therapists, financial advisors and others who will help you move forward.

This is an opportunity to take a look at your interests, set goals and empower yourself.
You don’t have to go through this alone.

At the Aurit Center, we work for you and with you.

“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

Truth #6

Divorce shouldn’t cost you your life’s savings.

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In litigation, large retainers and hourly billing mean longer and much more costly cases. Unfortunately, attorneys bill $300 – $500 per hour for every minute spent on a case, which forces many spouses to drain their assets and incur massive debt.

Fortunately, in mediation at The Aurit Center, an affordable flat fee will cover the entire mediation process—without any retainer or hourly billing. We believe in providing a transparent and predictable flat fee to strengthen your financial stability. We offer payment plan options to provide the financial flexibility you may need.

Click here for more information regarding payment plan options.

At the Aurit Center, we believe in a process that supports your financial stability.

“I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Truth #7

Divorce can improve communication.

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Our clients often tell us they “communicated better during our process than they have in years.” Our team works wonders to strategically manage conversations so that both spouses have a voice and feel supported.

We help you avoid unhelpful arguments and stay on track resulting in better agreements giving you more of what you need.

At The Aurit Center, we help parents create a foundation for healthy co-parenting and respectful communication in two ways. First, your mediation experience in mediation will help you better understand how to communicate with your co-parent moving forward. Second, you will create agreements within your Parenting Plan that will support healthy communication now and in the future.

At the Aurit Center, we believe there is an opportunity within each challenge.

“If we want to have true communication with meaningful results, we need to do two things: One, get better at understanding what is being asked. Two, get better at asking for what we want.” – Unknown

Truth #8

This is an opportunity to develop new healthy habits.

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Right now, it’s more important than ever to do things that bring you peace. You might take a walk, read a magazine, or listen to music—whatever helps you reduce stress. The truth is divorce requires an increase in self-care.

Allow yourself to heal as you develop new healthy habits that help you grow stronger and become more confident. For many people, reaching out to trusted professionals to support wellness is a higher form of self-care.

At the Aurit Center, we believe self-care is important to a healthy process.

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” – Brene Brown

Truth #9

Divorce can be completed in just 2 – 4 months.

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There are several reasons that spouses might prefer an efficient divorce process, such as bankruptcy, change in housing, or having already gone through a long-term separation.

Mediation is 4x faster than the average litigated case.

A healthy divorce allows you to complete your process, from start to finish, in just two to four months. Mediation at The Aurit Center allows you to work at your own pace and your schedule. By keeping conflict low, an efficient process is possible.

At the Aurit Center, we believe in working at your pace.

“Healing takes courage and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” – Tori Amos

Truth #10

There are brighter days ahead.

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Our lives are like a book, and this is only one chapter. How you feel today is temporary. As you heal, you will begin to develop a new vision for your future. A mindful divorce process will help you move forward more quickly to the brighter days ahead. Set your sights on a future full of whatever inspires you and brings you joy. Choose trusted professionals to guide you with positivity, hope, and caring support.

Be gentle with yourself and focus on building a joyful future.

At the Aurit Center, we believe in lighting the path forward.

“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.” – Carlos Santana

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