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We help you avoid a court battle
and choose an affordable, confidential,
less stressful divorce.

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(480) 378-2686

Award-Winning Arizona Mediators

The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation was voted “Best Family Law” in Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best Of Our Valley, 2016.” 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 and ABC 15 News in Phoenix, Arizona.

Schedule a one hour consultation for no charge.

All free consultations take place at our Main North Scottsdale Office.
Mediation meetings can take place at a location near you.
Both spouses must be present for your consultation.

What You Get Only with The Aurit Center


Michael Aurit, JD, MDR, is a nationally acclaimed professional divorce mediator. He dedicates 100% of his practice to divorce mediation. In addition to earning his law degree from Pepperdine Law, Michael earned his Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution from The Straus Institute at Pepperdine. He serves on the Board of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. He teaches mediation theory and skills locally and nationally.

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.

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.

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 are here to guide you through divorce mediation and support you through this legal, financial, and emotional transition in your lives.

Karen Aurit, MA

Director of Mediation Services

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The Entire Divorce Process, Simplified

From beginning to end — Petition filing to Final Consent Decree — we handle your divorce so that you never set foot in a courtroom.

We provide a simple, affordable, less stressful divorce alternative to litigation that keeps you in control of your own future and allows you to personalize your own divorce terms.

Mediation vs Litigation


Divorce Mediation. It’s All We Do.

The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation is the leading family mediation firm in Arizona. We don’t do anything else.


We help spouses settle their divorce out of court in family law mediation. This singular focus means we are experts at guiding people to reach fair and personalized divorce agreements without ever going to court.

Local and Personal

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

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

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.

Child Custody Mediation

Mediation is better for children’s health. Avoid a custody battle and find solutions that are best for your family.

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Divorce Mediation

Save thousands on legal fees and reduce the stress of divorce when you decide your own terms, respectfully in mediation.

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Case Settlement

It is never too late to mediate your divorce. Bring an end to litigation, avoid your trial date and prevent skyrocketing legal fees.

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