The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation, Arizona’s premier mediation service provider, offers a simple, inexpensive, and very efficient divorce process. Your entire divorce can be completed in as little as 2 months. An average divorce process in Arizona is likely 6-12 months and many last more than one year.
Our online divorce mediation services allow you to complete your entire process from the location of your choice. We help you thoughtfully address the division of property, spousal maintenance (also referred to as alimony or spousal support), and parenting issues including parenting time, legal decision-making authority, and child support. We will guide you through the process of identifying and dividing all community property.
Free Divorce Consultation
The Aurit Center offers an online complimentary consultation so that you can meet your potential mediator, get answers to all of your questions, and evaluate how best to meet your unique needs. Each divorce is unique to the spouses and circumstances. Attending a free consultation will help you understand all of your options and walk you through the step-by-step process of how we assist you to reach all agreements and complete all divorce paperwork for you.
Divorce Mediation Services
You can complete your divorce quickly. Your process does not have to be confrontational, expensive and drag on for more than a year in courtrooms. We will assist you from beginning to end for one predictable flat fee. You can complete your uncontested divorce in just a matter of weeks in divorce mediation.
We will help you and your spouse to reach mutually-beneficial agreements on all divorce issues, including allocation of all marital property and child custody. We also serve as your legal document preparer. After you review and approve your final divorce documents, we file them with the court on your behalf. You never go to superior court.
Our team approach means that both you and your spouse will have support every step of the way. Our divorce services help you to keep conflict low and our skilled mediators guide respectful, collaborative communication. If you and your spouse are in agreement, you can avoid ever going to court through The Aurit Center’s professional divorce mediation services.
Be wary of do-it-yourself quickie-divorce websites that promise big results for very little cost. Complete your process through a reputable mediation center to ensure the legality of your divorce and avoid future legal problems or court appearances.
Arizona Divorce Process
Arizona’s no-fault divorce only requires that one spouse desire the separation for the process to take place. The state of Arizona’s residency requirement is that at least one spouse must have been a resident for at least 90 days.
In Arizona, the legal process begins when the divorce Petition (Also referred to as the “Petition for Dissolution of Marriage”). Other required documentation such as a summons and preliminary injunction are also filed. This documentation notifies the court of your intent to divorce or legally separate. There is a mandatory court fee for filing at the beginning of the process.
Following the Petition, the Acceptance of Service is signed and filed, at which time there is a 60 waiting period before the final Consent Decree can be filed with the courts. We track all family court deadlines and ensure that your documentation meets all court mandated timeframes. The courts require a second filing fee at the time of Service. After the Consent Decree has been filed and approved by the court with a Judge’s signature, the dissolution of marriage is final.
Our process is amicable so neither you nor your spouse will be “served” a Petition. In litigation, each spouse must hire a costly divorce lawyer. Additionally, in litigated cases, a process server will present a Petition full of demands to the spouse being “served,” often causing a great deal of conflict. You can avoid a family law fight by choosing mediation.
Avoid Court and Aggressive Attorneys
Spouses do not have to fight through their divorce. Aggressive attorneys generally make circumstances worse for families because they create unnecessary conflict. Attorneys work in a retainer system. In Arizona, attorneys require an initial retainer of $5,000 – $15,000 for each spouse. They bill $300 – $400 per hour of working on your case. When spouses go through litigation, more fighting causes more time to drag on and attorneys charge you for every minute. Law firms make more money the longer your divorce case takes. The average cost of divorce in Arizona may be a combined total of $30,000 – $40,000.
In mediation, our flat fee removes the incentive for causing unnecessary conflict. Our total flat fee is 80-90% less than the average cost of divorce.
A Supportive Process
Mediation allows you to stay in control of your divorce process. You make informed decisions throughout your divorce or legal separation process on all issues that need to be agreed upon. You can also seek out legal advice at any time. When you begin mediation, The Aurit Center will provide you with a list of preferred legal advisors who collaborate with our clients, offering their services on an hourly fee basis.
We understand that divorce can lead to emotional and financial uncertainty and feelings of instability. We assess your needs during our complimentary consultation and give you a personalized, predictable flat fee upfront. Our clients report that this provides relief from many of the normal stressors of divorce.
Our approach prioritizes the well-being of children and families by keeping harmful conflict as low as possible. For parents, we will help you develop a thoughtful parenting plan. We help you address and creatively agree on all parenting issues. This helps prevent rising conflict in the future.