When Should I Consider Arizona Divorce Mediation?

In some Arizona divorce situations, circumstances may allow for mediation with a third party. The idea behind mediation is that the divorcing couple can attempt to find resolution to challenging divorce and custody issues in meetings overseen by a neutral third party. Some couples choose this route in order to avoid some of the fees associated with taking an Arizona divorce through the court system. In theory, mediation is a great idea, but in practice, it can become difficult, especially in emotional or high-conflict divorces.

When to Choose Arizona Divorce Mediation
Choosing between mediation or hiring an experienced Arizona divorce attorney can be confusing. There are so many lawyers in the phone book to choose from, and you have many decisions you need to make about your kids, your finances, and your living situation. If you are interested in mediation, it's important to understand that it works best when you:
  • Both want the divorce;
  • Have no intent to reconcile;
  • Can both communicate amicably;
  • Don't blame your spouse for the divorce;
  • Have had no abuse or chemical dependency issues in the marriage;
  • Are not intimidated by your spouse;
  • Have faith in your spouse as a parent.

Despite going through divorce mediation in Arizona, you will often need to hire a divorce lawyer to help prepare the divorce paperwork, explain the process, and support you during the mediation process.

Finding a Divorce Mediation Lawyer in Arizona
Not all divorce lawyers understand Arizona divorce mediation. It's important to contact an experienced and knowledgeable Phoenix divorce lawyer who can explain your rights, your options, and answer your questions honestly. At Curry, Pearson & Wooten, we are friendly, competent, and devoted to handling your unique case with compassion. Contact us any time at 1-888-929-5292 for a free, no-obligation legal consultation. We also offer a free book to our web visitors entitled Arizona Family Law - How to Handle Tough Issues in Tough Times.