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Divorce Mediation
is all we do.

Michael and Karen Aurit

Award-Winning Arizona Mediators

The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation was voted “Best Family Law” in Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best Of Our Valley” for three consecutive years, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Lead professional mediator, Michael Aurit has been named a “Top 10 Attorney in Arizona” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Michael and Karen Aurit  publish nationally in The Huffington Post,, and The Professional Family Mediator.  Michael has appeared as a divorce mediation expert on NBC 12 News, Fox 10 News, and ABC 15 News in Phoenix, Arizona. Michael is also a professor of family mediation at Arizona State University School of Law.
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We help spouses have a healthy divorce.

From beginning to end — Initial Petition filing to Final Divorce Decree — we provide a simple, affordable, and confidential divorce process without fighting in court. Our neutral mediators help spouses personalize their fairest and best possible divorce agreements. We work to reduce stress for everyone involved, and believe in protecting children from the harm of litigation.

Divorce, simplified.

Michael Aurit

Michael Aurit, JD, MDR

Founder and Lead Professional Mediator

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Karen Aurit

Karen Aurit, LAMFT

Founder and Director Mediation Services

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Kristyn Carmichael

Kristyn Carmichael, JD

Professional Mediator and Assistant Director

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Dina Horsman

Dina Horsman

Mediation Coordinator

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What You Get Only with The Aurit Center

Experience & Expertise

Michael Aurit, JD, MDR, is a nationally acclaimed professional divorce mediator. He dedicates 100% of his practice to divorce mediation. He earned his law degree from Pepperdine Law and Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution from The Straus Institute at Pepperdine. He serves on the Board of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. He is a Professor of family mediation at Arizona State University. Aurit Center trained professional mediator Kristyn Carmichael, JD, is one of Arizona’s most talented practitioners.

Affordable All-Inclusive Flat Fees

We don’t require any retainer or bill “by the hour” like Arizona attorneys, or other mediators. We believe this approach contributes to a broken family law system where professionals financially gain from escalation of conflict that causes cases to drag on. Our flat fees include all emails, phone calls, and every moment spent on your case. That gives spouses the predictability of fees and financial stability they need.

Genuine Care

We will be with you every step of the divorce process. We’re always here to answer your questions along the way. We make it our  priority to meet your individual needs. Our goal is to ensure a smooth and simple process for our clients.

Peace of Mind

Our clients often tell us how relieved they feel after their free consultation at The Aurit Center. Beginning the divorce process can be filled with nervousness, uncertainty, and complicated emotions. We acknowledge the difficultly of divorce. We guide and support you through this legal, financial, and emotional transition in your lives.

Michael Aurit is a wonderful mediator, and truly cares about his clients. The divorce process is a stressful, and emotional life event, but The Aurit Center’s excellent staff assist couples respectfully, and constructively to work thorough the entire process. They are available, and responsive to any, and all questions during the mediation. I highly recommend The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation.

A.S. - Actual client  April 12, 2018
A.S. - Actual client

Michael is a great mediator. He has a high level of skill. He used a consistent and logical process. More importantly, Michael displayed excellent situational awareness — he knew when to jump in, and when to stay out of the way. The entire Aurit team was professional and respectful. They made a difficult circumstance easier to bear.

S.K. - Actual client September 20, 2017
S.K. - Actual client

Well-organized, supportive, compassionate and effective. I’m so glad we went the mediation route. I was very satisfied with the Aurit center. Their level of skill and compassion surpassed what I expected during the difficult process of divorce.

A.P. - Actual client November 3, 2017
A.P. - Actual client

I feel very fortunate to have found Michael and Karen Aurit to guide me through my divorce mediation. Things were explained at a comfortable level and the process made me feel like I was in control of the outcome. Michael was always professional as well as compassionate toward our feelings. Of course, divorce is difficult to go through, but I could not have imagined it happening any other way!
Thank you, Michael and Karen Aurit.

P.F. - Actual client July 1, 2017
P.F. - Actual client

My experience with the Aurit Center was truly amazing. Michael made a difficult situation easier to process. He was very caring and informative. If there was a question I had he would take the time to get the information requested to help. The office experience was very hospitable and warm. Although I dislike divorce, Michael makes the experience easier to navigate and I am thankful. I would recommend the Aurit Center For Mediation to anyone, who has to go through divorce.

D.M. - Actual client June 30, 2017
D.M. - Actual client

We Care About Our Clients

We take great care in how we approach our clients. We communicate often and directly, accommodate your busy schedules, and always strive to meet your needs.

We are headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, with satellite locations throughout the Phoenix area, including Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Surprise, and Peoria.

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Our Goals


To help you avoid the high costs and unpredictability of ongoing legal fees associated with litigation.

Less Stress

To create a respectful, solutions-based divorce process without fighting instead of a “divorce war” that hurts families.

Client Control

To keep you in control of the outcome of the issues rather than having a judge or jury decide your future for you.

No Losers

To help spouses reach fair, thoughtful, personalized agreements that meet everyone’s needs so that there are no losers.

Personal Service

To provide you with caring, responsive and convenient service throughout your mediation process.

Lasting Agreement

To help consider all divorce issues and options so that your agreements are clear, comprehensive, and will always be honored.

Our Values


We believe that spouses and parents should stay in control of their own future. Mediation can empower people to make their own informed decisions.


We believe in working with integrity, always. We encourage openness and honesty. We believe in treating everyone with respect.


We believe in helping clients find “creative solutions.” Arizona law is a foundation to make decisions, but we believe adults can create their own custom agreements that meet their family’s needs.


What happens in mediation, stays in mediation. We believe in your rights to privacy and Arizona law protects mediation confidentiality.


We believe that divorce and parenting issues can be resolved peacefully in mediation, without escalation of conflict in court. If there is a willingness to “show up” to mediation, there is an extremely high probability of full settlement.

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Schedule A Free Consultation

Call Us Today At (480) 378-2686

We offer 100% online mediation through video conference. Contact us for a free consultation to ensure that our services are right for you.

No Hassle. No Obligation.

We look forward to speaking with you.

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