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ARIZONA DIVORCE MEDIATION

We offer a free consultation for you and your spouse to get your questions answered, learn about our low-cost mediation and document preparation services, and get a written time and cost estimate.

Oliver Ross, JD*, PhD
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EXPERT & EXPERIENCED

DIVORCE MEDIATORS

"Divorce is usually sad… but with our mediation and document preparation services it doesn’t have to be financially and emotionally devastating."

Oliver Ross, JD*, PhD
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Benefits Of Divorce Mediation

What are my options and how do they compare?

Benefits

Out-of-Court Solutions Mediation

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You maintain control Sometimes Sometimes
You make the final decisions Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes
It‘s totally private and confidential Sometimes
It‘s cost efficient (saves you money) Sometimes
It‘s time efficient (can be done quickly) Sometimes
The process guarantees safe and respecful communications and negotiations Sometimes
It reduces your fear, stress & hostility Sometimes
It helps you create long-lasting, practical agreements Sometimes Sometimes
It addresses the emotional psychological aspects of disputes. Sometimes
It equalizes power and information imbalances
It has the highest post-agreement compliance rate (both parties honor their decisions)

Choose AnExperienced Divorce Mediator

With our 20+ years of divorce mediation experience in Arizona and backgrounds in law, psychology and business, you will:

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Save Money

Absolutely save thousands of dollars.

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Save Time

Our systematized yet personalized mediation programs facilitate quick yet fully informed settlement.

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Less Stress

The stress common to divorce will decrease dramatically.

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Our 5-Steps For Arizona Divorce Mediation

Pay As You Go – No Retainer

Free Divorce Consultation
1. Free Divorce Consultation

Starting Your Divorce
2. Starting Your Divorce

Getting Current
3. Getting Current

Mediating Your Divorce
4. Mediating Your Divorce

Settlement Agreement
5. Settlement Agreement

Step 1

Free Divorce Consultation

You will get your questions answered and receive a written time and cost estimate. You will also learn how our mediation process saves substantial time and money and eliminates all confrontational court-based proceedings.

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Step 2

Starting Your Divorce

Our Mediator describes our money and time saving rules and procedures that ensure mutual respect, full disclosure of all information and documents, the best interest of any minor children, and an equitable resolution of all matters.

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Step 3

Getting Current

This Step brings our Mediator up to speed about your situation and also sets the table for having all of the information and documents needed later on in the mediation process for you and your spouse to make fully informed decisions and resolve all matters quickly and inexpensively. You and your spouse disclose any matters about which you already agree or don’t agree, share your individual concerns if not worries or fears, and state your goals for the mediation. Our Mediator asks questions about your individual educational and career backgrounds, incomes, finances, and health condition. Our Mediator also requests you and your spouse provide information and documents relevant to your situation.

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Step 4

Mediating Your Divorce

This Step gives you and your spouse a safe and supportive space to work with our Mediator to successfully mediate all issues involved in your matter, including how your property will be divided, your debts allocated, and any co-parenting, child support, and spousal maintenance matters. Most mediations without minor children typically take 3-5 hours to complete, while those with minor children typically take 5-7 hours.

With his extensive background in law, business, and psychology, and his extraordinary expertise in mediation, our Mediator will help both you and your spouse communicate and negotiate effectively, offer various options and alternatives for resolving disagreements, and provide legal, financial, tax, and other relevant information – all directed towards one central goal: to ensure that you and your spouse make fully informed decisions about each and every matter involved in your situation.

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Step 5

Settlement Agreement

This Step ensures that all decisions made in Step 4 are included in a legally-binding settlement agreement, all court documents are accurately prepared, and you and spouse never have to go to Court. Our time-tested and all-inclusive settlement agreements and court documents assures that there are no loose ends and are guaranteed to be approved by the Court. You and your spouse can rest assured you won’t ever have to surrender control to an attorney or a Judge.

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OtherDivorce & Mediation Services

In addition to Divorce Mediation, we provide a wide range of other mediation services.

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Legal Separation

When legally separating, couples make informed decisions about property rights, debts, custody, and support with the help of a professional mediator. They avoid the hostility and expense of using two adversarial lawyers.

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Mediate, Don’t Litigate

It’s never too late to stop the increased hostility and substantial cost of litigating with adversarial lawyers. With his 20+ years as a professional divorce mediator and backgrounds in law and psychology, regardless of the status of your court case there is a 95% probability that our Mediator will help you completely resolve your matter quickly and expensively.

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Change Child Support

Flat Fee: $395; 1st Installment: $195 2nd Installment: $200; Flat Fee cost does not include filing fee. This Program includes modifications to Monthly Child Support Payments and preparation of all accompanying paperwork required by the court.

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Change Child Custody and/or Support

We make it easy to change child support, custody, time-sharing, and/or any other minor child-related matters– all in 3 simple Steps for only $595.

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Unmarried Parents Agreements

We make it easy for unmarried parents to reach full agreement about all child support, custody, time-sharing, and all other minor child-related matters– all in 3 simple Steps.

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Divorce Mediator

Meet the Divorce Mediator

With his expertise in law, business, psychology and mediation, Oliver is adept at resolving divorce disputes quickly, caringly and inexpensively.

  • Select Member: Maricopa County Superior Court Family Mediation Roster
  • Past President: Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators
  • Founding Member: Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Author: Situational Mediation, Sensible Conflict Resolution (2003)
  • Educator: Trained 32 Arizona Attorneys in Situational™ Mediation
  • Certified Licensed Document Preparer: Arizona
  • JD Degree: California* Licensed Lawyer
  • BA Degree: Accounting
  • MA Degree: Clinical Psychology
  • PhD Degree: Behavioral Psychology

 

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Client Testimonials

See what our past and current clients have to say about their
experience at Out-of-Court Solutions

Oliver and his staff made this difficult time in our lives so much easier. The approach to divorce was handled with concern for our emotional, as well as financial, well-being. We both came out feeling as though we were treated fairly and given sound advice for going forward.

Tracy R

My experience using Out-of-Court-Solutions was extremely positive and I highly recommend their services to anyone facing as difficult a situation as a divorce or separation.

Jenna Marie

The professionalism, organization, ability to completely explain and make aware of all the options possible were kindly delivered by Oliver. I would not look anywhere else for a better mediator

Judy Barreto

Out-of-Court Solutions guided us through the difficult process of divorce. Valuable information was provided that enabled us to formulate intelligent decisions.

Sherry Wright

Out-of-Court Solutions guided us through the difficult process of divorce. Valuable information was provided that enabled us to formulate intelligent decisions. Both our mediator and his support staff were very supportive when emotions surfaced and due to their calm and professional approach made a tough situation easier to navigate.

Sherry Almond

I could not have hoped for a better experience in reaching a settlement. I’m forever grateful for Oliver’s help. He’s the best!

David Rogers

Out-of-Court Solutions provided me the information I needed to make all the necessary, and sometimes difficult, decisions during my divorce. They walked me through every aspect of the divorce process and promptly answered all my phone and email inquiries. Their compassion, guidance and knowledge combined with their affordability is why I give them a 5 star recommendation. Thank you Amanda, Cassie and Tamara!

Joanne Gutierrez

Recent Mediation Blogs

Stay up-to-date with our divorce mediation blog.

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Oliver Ross
What Are the Major Differences and Similarities Between Divorce and Separation?

When considering separation or divorce, many people don’t know the differences between the two. In order to make an informed decision, however, it’s useful to know what makes a divorce different from a separation, as well as what similarities divorce and separation share. 1. The State of the Marriage When you are separated from a...

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What Are The Benefits of Co-Parenting Mediation?

Separation or divorce can be difficult, especially when children are involved. Co-parenting is an important aspect of family life after divorce or separation, but co-parenting isn’t always easy. However, co-parenting mediation can help divorced or separated parents in various ways. 1. Make Life Less Stressful for Your Children When parents divorce or separate from one...

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Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Arizona

If you are a father in Arizona but aren’t married to the mother of your child, she automatically becomes the legal guardian of your son or daughter. If you’re in a good co-parenting relationship with the mother, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Unfortunately, if you and the mother of your child don’t get along...

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Divorce Mediation is For the Whole Family

Going through a divorce is possible the most upsetting thing that can happen to a family. If you have children, it can feel even worse. Choosing divorce mediation will give you the tools you need to make sure everyone is safe, especially when children are involved. The Forest or the Trees? When emotions run hot,...

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10 Reasons Why to Mediate Your Divorce?

1. Mediation drastically decreases if not entirely eliminates the hostility, stress and costs common to using lawyers and court-based proceedings is. 2. Mediating parties, not a lawyer or judge, control all decision-making. 3. Mediation focuses on solutions not problems making sure that both parties make fully informed decisions. 4. The best interests of children are...

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What to Look For in a Postnuptial Agreement

Many couples do not want to enter into a marriage with a prenuptial agreement because it seems like they are setting themselves up for failure before they even say ‘I do.’ However, after tying the knot, some couples may decide that it is a good idea to take steps to protect and/or divide property in...

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Why Mediation Leads to Less Stress than Traditional Divorce

Don’t let a divorce cause you and your spouse excessive costs, conflicting communication and stress. Whether you’ve just determined to seek a divorce or have been pursuing it for some time, find out how mediation can reduce stress for both parties, help you seek closure and create a suitable arrangement for everyone involved. Avoid Excessive...

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What You Need to Consider Before a Prenuptial Agreement

Although nobody likes to think about a wedding ending before it has even begun, that’s no reason not to make sure that your assets are looked after in the event that a separation becomes necessary. Although asking for a prenuptial agreement may make for an awkward conversation with your fiance, that does not have to...

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What to Look For in a Prenuptial Agreement

While no one wants to think about the end before it even begins, a prenuptial agreement is a safeguard in the event a couple gets divorced. It helps set certain terms so there is a fair settlement, and it can make things go much smoother. When drafting this document, there are certain topics a couple...

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Why Mediation May Be the Best Solution for Property Division in Your Divorce

A divorce is never a happy time for any of the involved parties but that doesn’t mean that it has to be an acrimonious situation, either. In divorces in which both spouses agree to the divorce and do not want to get bogged down in partisan squabbles, mediation offers an opportunity for a friendlier approach...

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