Professional Divorce Mediators in Tempe, AZ

Healthy divorce begins here

We help you avoid a harmful court battle and guide you through every step of the way.

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Save money

Our affordable and all-inclusive flat fees are 80-90% less than the average cost of litigation with Arizona attorneys.


Reduce stress

Our respectful approach lowers family stress and is better for your children’s health and well-being.


Save time

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.

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Professional Divorce
Mediators in Tempe, AZ

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 Tempe location.

The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation – Tempe
60 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 900
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Phone: (480) 999-7399


We walk with you every step

With our support and guidance, your divorce process is not just confidential,
but simple, affordable, and non-confrontational.

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Tempe, Arizona Divorce Mediation

Divorce doesn’t have to be a war. The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation in Tempe, Arizona helps spouses complete a simple and low cost divorce process. We are the leading divorce mediation experts in Arizona. Nationally, we are thought leaders in our field, often presenting best practices at The American Bar Association and Academy of Professional Family Mediators conferences.

We help you avoid a financially harmful and emotionally draining court battle. In divorce mediation your divorce will be finalized without you ever entering a courtroom. Mediation is a healthier choice for the well-being of children and better for the entire family.

Our services include divorce mediation, child custody mediation, child support modifications, post-divorce modifications, parenting mediation, legal separation mediation, and document preparation. We handle your divorce case from start to finish.

Mediation is better for your children.

Litigation in court increases animosity between parents and in the end this hurts children most. Communication breakdowns and misunderstandings during litigation often cause child custody battles that devastate families. There is a much better way.

In mediation, parents respectfully communicate about all parenting issues and come to agreements on a parenting time schedule that meets the needs of both parents and the best interests of children. Parents also come to agreements on legal decision making issues, and on financial obligation issues including child support.

Agreements are customized based on the wants and needs of parents. Focus is placed on the best interests of children. You stay in control over your children’s future rather than a judge deciding the terms for you. This approach results in a healthier co-parenting relationship after divorce. Parents also tend to have stronger long-term relationships with their children.

Divorce in Arizona without court

Spouses never need to go to court when they choose divorce mediation in Arizona. When spouses fight out their divorce in court, both sides usually feel they have lost, mainly because they relinquished control of their future to a judge. The court process escalates fighting which causes high legal fees and emotional pain. Divorcing without court lowers stress, and prevents unnecessary conflict. Lower conflict means less time and far less costs to complete your divorce.

In mediation at The Aurit Center, a neutral mediator guides spouses toward settling all issues that a judge would otherwise decide—asset and debt division, support, and child custody, known in mediation as a “parenting plan.” Customized agreements are reached that meet everyone’s interests. This leads to high satisfaction with divorce mediation outcomes, compared the dissatisfaction with court ordered divorce terms.

In the end, your mediator will write your Divorce Decree with your agreements, instead of a Judge. You’ll never so much as enter a courthouse.

Convenient Tempe, Arizona location

The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation in the Tempe, Arizona is conveniently located on Rio Salado Parkway with beautiful views of Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park. Our office is private, modern and inviting.

Affordable flat fees. No hourly billing.

The average cost of divorce Arizona is far too high and simply unnecessary. Divorcing spouses need financial stability, not added stress and financial strain. In the Tempe, Arizona area, an initial attorney retainer to begin a case ranges from $5,000 – $15,000. That is beginning for many cases, as an average moderately contested case can average $15,000 – $18,000 per spouse. Highly contested cases that proceed to trial can easily surpass $100,000 in total legal fees.

The Aurit Center provides predictable, client-friendly flat fees for divorce mediation. We believe this is a better way than the “attorney model” of hourly billing for every email and phone call. Our flat fees cover the entire divorce process from filing to finalization and give spouses financial relief. Spouses reach better agreements because of reduced stress. Divorce Mediation at The Aurit Center costs 85 – 95% less than average total divorce legal fees in Arizona. During your free one-hour consultation, you will learn your flat fee for divorce mediation. What happens in mediation, stays in mediation.

Family matters should remain private. The sensitive and personal nature of divorce requires a process that keeps all communications and activities confidential. Arizona law protects mediation confidentiality. Unlike open court proceedings that place financial information and highly personal information on public record, what happens in mediation stays in mediation.

Stay in control of your personalized divorce terms

Spouses are routinely advised by their attorneys to stop all direct communication with one another about divorce issues once legal representation begins. As a result, miscommunications occur, conflict often escalates, and simple solutions to problems can become complicated and expensive. Spouses report feeling like they have “lost control” over their divorce.

In mediation, an impartial mediator helps spouses communicate, so that nothing gets lost in translation. This is highly effective, even for spouses with high conflict in their relationship. Focused problem solving in mediation leads to finding common ground and agreements that benefit both spouses. Staying in control over personalized terms accounts for such high satisfaction.



Mediation is healthier for you

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.

Costs much less

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.

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Finishes faster

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.

Results in better post-agreement compliance

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.

Maintains your privacy and confidentiality

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.

Keeps you in control of your terms

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.

And it’s better for your children

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.

Protects your child’s emotional health

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.

Produces healthier co-parenting relationships

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.

Enables better relationships with children

Research shows that parents who resolve their divorce through mediation have more meaningful long-term relationships with their children.

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We will contact you within 24 hours to schedule a convenient consultation time. Both spouses must be present for your initial consultation. We look forward to meeting with you.

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