Our flat fees include all emails, all phone calls, and every moment we spend on your case.
Our flat fees include all emails, all phone calls, and every moment we spend on your case. Mediation affords up to a 90% savings compared to litigation. Knowing your total fee keeps you in control: no retainer or hourly billing surprises.
How pricing works
Our expert mediators talk with you and assess your needs during your free 1-hour consultation.
At the end of your consultation, your mediator will provide you with an all-inclusive flat fee for our mediation services based on your needs and circumstances. Our fees are 90% less than the average total cost of divorce litigation. In fact, they are less than the average attorney retainer for only one spouse.
You’ll never receive surprise bills for unexpected fees. You pay one cost that you know up front. We’ve designed our pricing with your financial stability in mind.
Our flat fees include all emails, all phone calls, and every moment we spend on your case.
Mediation affords up to a 90% savings compared to litigation.
Knowing your total fee keeps you in control: no retainer or hourly billing surprises.
Large retainers and hourly billing mean that the longer the case, the higher the cost. One of the leading causes of long cases is conflict—and lots of it.
Nearly all Arizona attorneys require an initial retainer of $5,000 to $15,000 per spouse. In addition, they bill $300 to $550 per hour for every minute spent on your case. This includes charging for each moment of time related to a case, including the time it takes to read and write emails, make phone calls, draft documents, drive from one place to another, and even time spent waiting in a courthouse. All that time quickly adds up to a larger bill for you.
Most attorneys estimate the average cost of divorce for a “moderately contested” case that is settled before trial is $15,000 to $20,000 per spouse. When conflict increases, and a case lasts a year or more, fees can easily surpass $40,000 per spouse. When a case goes to trial, costs can rise to over $100,000.
The truth is there is a misalignment between divorcing couples and their attorneys. Attorneys benefit financially the more their clients fight, because the more they fight, the longer the case takes, and the longer their case takes … Yep, that’s a problem.
Mediation is the healthy choice because conflict isn’t necessary to get what you need. We believe the transparency and predictability of flat fees is important to our clients’ financial stability.
Flat fees provide predictability and stability, and remove any incentive for professionals to create unnecessary conflict.
At the Aurit Center, we tell you the all-inclusive, flat fee for mediation at your initial (and free) consultation. You’ll know the exact cost of the entire divorce or legal separation process before your process begins.
Your flat fee is personally tailored to your specific circumstances. For example, if you have children and need a parenting plan, this would be a factor in determining your flat fee.
Our pricing also provides flexibility for you. You have the freedom to ask questions and communicate with the team, without fearing it will add thousands of dollars to your bill. Call or email us anytime. We’re here to help, every step of the way.
“I’m so glad we went the mediation route.”
“Well-organized, supportive, compassionate and effective: I’m so glad we went the mediation route. I was completely satisfied with the Aurit Center.
Their level of skill and compassion surpassed what I expected during the difficult process of divorce.”
”The process made me feel like I was in control of the outcome”
“I feel fortunate to have found Michael and Karen Aurit to guide me through my divorce mediation. They explained everything 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!”
“They made a not-so-easy process seem almost effortless.”
“Michael and Karen are amazing! They made a not-so-easy process seem almost effortless. Not only is it their knowledge of the process, but it’s the way they made me feel during the whole thing. I don’t wish this situation on anyone, but if I know someone who may find themselves in need of this type of service, I will definitely recommend that they reach out to Michael and Karen.”
“Being a chaplain and ordained pastor, I’m aware of the deep hurts of divorce .”
“I can’t thank you enough for your assistance with this. Some issues came up that could have been additional strain and damage, but you kept us on course. Thanks first to God and secondly to you for guiding us in working this out. I am certain that both my ex-wife and I are in a much better situation today not having gone through our divorce with attorneys in the court system.
I am very thankful and grateful to you for making this process easier to handle.
Blessings, Proverbs 15:1”
“He knew when to jump in, and when to stay out of the way”
“Michael is a great mediator. He has a high level of skill, and 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. Also, the entire Aurit team was professional and respectful. They made a difficult circumstance easier to bear.”
“I’m happy to have worked with you and your team.”
“Thank you for all your help as we worked through this process.
It went as smoothly as it could. I’m glad to be on the other side, and think we are both glad to have avoided the emotional turbulence associated with the normal divorce process. I’m very happy to have worked with you and your team.”
“Michael is encouraging that there is life after divorce.”
“My experience with the Aurit Center was truly amazing. Michael made a difficult situation easier to process. He was caring and informative. If I had a question, he would take the time to provide all the information requested. Although I dislike divorce, Michael made the experience easier to navigate, and I am thankful. I would recommend The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation to anyone who has to go through divorce. Michael is encouraging that there is life after divorce.
The Aurit Center truly helps!”
“It was a load off … to know everything was taken care of.”
“It was as good an experience as it could be, considering the circumstances. Michael was extremely calming and did a great job diffusing tense situations. It’s painful to deal with paperwork and decrees and signings, etc., etc., so it was a load off the mind and the emotions to know everything was taken care of.”
“The process was … professional yet extremely compassionate”
“The process was completely professional yet extremely compassionate.
Michael provided a comfortable environment and helped navigate us through the rougher parts of negotiations with great sensitivity. It was largely due to his encouragement and guidance that we were able to come to a mutually acceptable agreement in a relatively short period of time.
Highly recommend The Aurit Center!”
“They kept us focused.”
“The best thing I can say about this experience is that you all made the process somewhat painless and kept us focused when we could have easily veered off course emotionally. If anyone I know ever has to go through such an experience, I would definitely recommend mediation from the Aurit Center, of course!”
“The Aurits and their excellent staff assist couples respectfully and constructively.”
“I highly recommend The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation.
The divorce process is a stressful and emotional life event, but the Aurits and their excellent staff assist couples respectfully and constructively to work through the entire process. They are available and responsive to any and all questions during the mediation. Michael Aurit is a wonderful mediator who truly cares about his clients.”
“I felt like family.”
“I’m so happy that I came to Aurit Mediation. The service from Michael and his staff was beyond what I expected. I felt like family, and the patience and kindness they gave me throughout the process made me feel at ease.
It was truly five-star service all the way.”
“They made a difficult time a much easier process.”
“Kristyn, Dina, and everyone at Aurit Center genuinely care and made a difficult time a much easier process, without all the drama of lawyers.
Thank you so much.”
“It was fair and fast and addresses all the issues.”
“Michael was great—exactly who I would want to handle a complex and difficult life event. His demeanor was always calm and rational. He walked us through each step thoughtfully and explained many of the options we had available to us as we worked toward our final settlement. In the end, I feel like we have an agreement that was fair and fast and addresses all the issues.”
“Kristyn was amazing … through difficult discussions, emotions, and legalese.”
“Kristyn was amazing—professional, knowledgeable, calm, and comforting. Through difficult discussions, emotions, and legalese, I always felt like I was in excellent hands. She made our process go much more smoothly and simply than I anticipated. The staff and the beautiful office environment with candy everywhere went a long way toward preventing me from ever dreading going there.
I couldn’t recommend Aurit more highly.”
“The process seemed fairly simple.”
“Since we didn’t have a very dramatic divorce the process seemed fairly simple.
The support and guidance we received, though, was extremely well thought out, prepared, and applied. I this makes an important difference in cases where there are more differences.”
“[The Aurit Center’s] communication was outstanding.”
“Going through a divorce is the hardest thing to do—no matter what the circumstances were to get there. Going through mediation takes a lot of the conflict out of a stressful situation, which is so important. Michael was patient and walked us through some tough decisions. He was kind and respectful, as was his staff. Everything was done timely, and the communication was outstanding.”
“[Mediation] saved our future relationship as friends.”
“Michael and his team were extremely professional and caring throughout the entire divorce process. Michael approached each topic in a calm manner, and was able to keep us on track and defuse any situation that became contentious. Not having to appear in court and battle with each other through attorneys saved our future relationship as friends.
Thanks to all of you for making this difficult time in our lives as pleasant as possible.”
“We put our children first!”
“Kristyn did a fantastic job guiding us through the process and keeping us on track. With her assistance, we were able to get through this quickly, remain civil, and put our children first!”
“They took away the stress”
“The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation is an amazing group of professional and compassionate and understanding individuals who made the process of divorce less painful. Divorce affects the whole family. Taking care of all the necessary paperwork and filing took away the stress and didn’t have to appear in court. In my case, I’m at peace and happy. I’m able to remain friends with my ex-husband. I can remember the good years and memories.
I certainly would recommend Aurit.”
Our mediators help spouses personalize their fairest and best possible divorce
agreements while reducing everyone’s stress and protecting children from the harm of litigation.
We believe in providing priceless support at a fraction of the cost.