Our affordable and all-inclusive flat fees are 80-90% less than the average cost of litigation with Arizona attorneys.
Our affordable and all-inclusive flat fees are 80-90% less than the average cost of litigation with Arizona attorneys.
Our respectful approach lowers family stress and is better for your children’s health and well-being.
Our cases are settled 4x faster, taking 2-4 months on average compared to 9-18 months in litigation with attorneys.
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.
Voted “Best Of Our Valley” for “Best Family Law”
Arizona Foothills Magazine, for 6 consecutive years, 2016-2021
Contact us to schedule your complimentary one-hour online consultation. You and your spouse will find out about how divorce mediation works and how it compares to litigation in court. We will answer all of your questions. All future mediation meetings can take place online or at our Surprise location.
The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation – Surprise
15331 West Bell Road, Suite 212
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Phone: (602) 715-0230
We walk with you every step
Your mediator will explain our simple process and answer all your questions.
You, not the judge, remain in control of your terms. Your mediator will identify the issues, explain Arizona law, and help you reach your best possible agreement.
We draft your agreements for your review and approval. If you want legal advice, we have options. Your divorce is final after your decree is filed with the court.
An Arizona Certified Legal Document Preparer will file your petition and consent decree; no one is ever “served,” and you avoid the stress of a court battle.
Your divorce or legal separation is final after we submit your consent decree to the court. You never go to court.
Court-litigated divorce can be ugly, long, expensive, and hurtful. However, there is a less expensive, more convenient and civil way to go through the divorce process. Our experts here at The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation are here to help you through this difficult time by making the divorce process as easy as possible.
Mediation is a process whereby one of our experts comes alongside as an independent third party to help facilitate various facets of the divorce. We can help with divorce and child custody mediations, child support and post-divorce modifications, legal separation mediation, and document preparation. No matter where you are in the divorce, our experts can help you settle it with little stress.
Mediation is much more cost-effective than a traditional court-litigated divorce. In the Phoenix area, Maricopa County, divorce lawyers are asking for $18,000 per spouse on average – in addition to the large retainer that some require. Mediation fees are a fraction of the cost, saving you up to 80-90%. Also, instead of billing you in 15 minute increments, our mediation fees are all-inclusive to save you even more.
Mediation can settle your case over the course of several short sessions, whereas court-litigated cases can take over a year to settle. Court dates can be put out months into the future, leaving you in limbo while you wait. Our experts are here to help you handle this quickly, confidentially, and conveniently. The Surprise office of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation is also convenient to get to, just off of Bell and Reems Road near Adelante Healthcare Center.
Our mediation team only creates “win-win” agreements with no one feeling they have “lost”. Every divorce is different, so our team creates fair solutions with no “losers” involved. Normally, courts lack the time and resources needed to help you find a custom solution that fits your specific needs.
Our experts are here to keep this difficult situation confidential. No one outside the parties involved need to know about this deeply difficult, personal situation. According to Arizona divorce law, a court-litigated divorce is public record, but mediation is not. Whatever happens in mediation stays in mediation.
Court-litigated divorces are often public and disrespectful. This type of trauma can be difficult for a young person to handle emotionally, and it may leave lifelong scars. We keep the atmosphere of our litigations respectful, which can be one of the best advantages of all. If there are children involved, parents are the example. What better example to set for them than one of mutual respect during a conflict? A peaceful, conflict-resolving atmosphere can keep relationships intact.
“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.”
“Everyone at Aurit Center genuinely cares 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.”
“Through difficult discussions, emotions, and legalese.”
“Through difficult discussions, emotions, and legalese, I always felt like I was in excellent hands. They made our process go much more smoothly and simply than I anticipated.
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!”
“They did a fantastic job guiding us through the process and keeping us on track. With their 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.”
Litigation can be an all-consuming, confrontational process that increases stress and diminishes your and your family’s physical and mental health and overall well-being.
Our mediators guide you through our creative, focused, and thoughtful problem-solving approach to reach all agreements. Since mediation lowers conflict, it reduces stress for you and your family.
Mediation is cost-effective: 80% to 90% less expensive than litigation. Arizona attorneys typically charge an initial retainer of $5,000 to $15,000, and an average court case can cost more than $40,000.
At the Aurit Center, we never charge a retainer or bill by the hour. We provide affordable, all-inclusive, flat fees that keep you in control of your costs.
Most of our clients complete their mediation process within 2 to 4 months. That’s much sooner than the average litigated divorce, which can take anywhere from 10 months to 2 years—or more.
Instead of a long, emotionally- and financially-draining litigated divorce process, our efficient, focused approach creates relief for you and your family.
Couples who complete their process in divorce mediation are more likely to comply with the terms of their divorce. You maintain control as we help you customize your agreement to meet your family’s specific needs through a more respectful divorce process. That results in more respect for the final terms, compared to a judge-ordered divorce where parents lose all control of the outcome.
What happens in mediation stays in mediation, which can be a comforting thought when personal details are being revealed. Arizona law guarantees that anything said during mediation is private and confidential. In litigation, anything said or written is a matter of public record which anyone can access.
In mediation, you stay in control of your future. Your mediator guides you in reaching an agreement by objectively listening and incorporating as much as possible of what is important to each of you.
Courts lack the time and resources to consider or understand your needs thoughtfully. Litigating means giving control to a judge who will make all decisions based on the limited information they receive from attorneys.
Legal battles of any magnitude harm children. Child specialists agree that continued fighting during and after divorce can severely damage child development and cause long-term emotional and psychological harm.
Mediation puts your kids first by protecting their physical and mental health and overall well-being. Our mediators, who specialize in the needs of children during divorce, set you up for the healthiest co-parenting relationship possible.
Research shows that children whose parents cooperate during and after divorce are more resilient and maintain normal long-term emotional well-being. Continued fighting between their parents during and after the divorce is a top reason for children’s severe long-term emotional problems around their parents’ divorce.
By reducing conflict and creating a plan, mediation helps parents adjust to co-parenting after divorce. The better the parents adjust, the better the kids adjust.
Research shows that parents who resolve their divorce through mediation have more meaningful long-term relationships with their children.
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