Divorce doesn’t have to be a war that everyone loses. There is a healthier and more peaceful way.
We offer a free one-hour consultation to discuss your needs, answer your questions and ensure that our services are right for you.
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Contact Us — Schedule a Free Consultation
Schedule a complimentary one-hour consultation to meet your potential mediator. You and your spouse will find out how divorce mediation can help you. We’ll answer all of your questions. A smarter divorce without fighting is possible. Free consultations take place at our Main Scottsdale, Arizona Office. All future mediation sessions can take place at our Tempe location.
The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation
60 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 900
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Phone: (480) 407-6075
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.
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.
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.
Michael helped us reach the best possible divorce outcome and I would hire him again if the need every arises (hopefully not!).
M.R. – Actual client | August, 17 2018
Working with Michael made a difficult situation much more manageable. While mediation probably is not for everyone, it worked very well for our family.
G.G. – Actual client | June, 10 2018