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EXPERT & EXPERIENCED

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 & Kimberlee Handy, Esq.
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Benefits Of Divorce Mediation

What are my options and how do they compare?

Benefits

Mediated Divorce

Lawyers

You maintain control Yes No
You make the final decisions Yes Sometimes
It‘s totally private and confidential Yes No
It‘s cost efficient (saves you money) Yes No
It‘s time efficient (can be done quickly) Yes No
The process guarantees safe and respecful communications and negotiations Yes No
It reduces your fear, stress & hostility Yes No
It helps you create long-lasting, practical agreements Yes Sometimes
It addresses the emotional psychological aspects of disputes. Yes No
It equalizes power and information imbalances Yes No
It has the highest post-agreement compliance rate (both parties honor their decisions) Yes No

Choose An Experienced 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-Step Mediation Process

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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Other 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 Mediators

Oliver Ross, JD*, PhD

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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Divorce Mediators
Kimberlee Handy, Esq.

Kimberlee Handy utilizes her backgrounds in law, psychology, and family development to help divorcing or legally separating clients mediate their differences and reach their goals quickly, caringly, and inexpensively. Kimberlee’s years of experience in mediation greatly enhances a mediating couple’s ability to effectively and efficiently divide property, allocate debts, develop a parenting plan for any minor children, and devise appropriate support amounts.

Kimberlee is dedicated to providing mediating couples with personalized and professional problem-solving options and alternatives. She will do everything possible to make clients feel valued and respected while keeping them on track towards their goals.

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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 Blogs

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How to Tell Your Spouse That You Want a Divorce

“I want a divorce” – Nobody ever expects to say the words but many people have to find a way to tell their spouse they want a divorce. And, regardless of the circumstances, telling your spouse you want a divorce is not an easy thing to do. You have probably thought about divorcing for some...

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When One Spouse Doesn't Want Divorce

Deciding to get a divorce is never an easy decision but it can be much harder when one spouse does not want a divorce. When one spouse does not want a divorce, they are often angry and scared. They may quickly hire an attorney because they are angry and sad or they may refuse to...

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How You Can Manage Grief with Divorce Mediation

Divorce happens for a wide variety of reasons but, regardless of the reason, most people will experience grief during a divorce. Even if you cannot wait for your divorce to be finalized, you may feel conflicting feelings of grief that leave you emotionally drained and confused.  Many things can trigger grief including negotiating the division...

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Intro to Alimony

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a component of divorce that many people fear negotiating.  Because marriage is a contract, it means that there are financial regulations and rules about dissolving your contract.  Whichever spouse earned more money in a year is typically responsible for providing financial support and that amount is determined by...

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What if I Need to Modify My Child Support Agreement?

The goal of any divorce settlement is that everyone would be happy and satisfied with the conditions of their settlement and that there would never need to be any future modifications.  But, unfortunately, we do not live in a utopia and, for various reasons, many individuals find that circumstances have changed and a child support...

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Debt Management in Divorce Mediation

Divorce is complicated enough but if you have individual or mutual debt, it must be determined who is responsible for the debt or how it will be divided.  The laws on how debt is handled in divorce vary from state to state but in Arizona, for example, any debt incurred during a marriage will be...

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Protecting Financial Interests During Divorce Mediation

Whether a divorce is amicable or contentious, everyone wants to protect their own financial interests.  If you have an existing prenuptial agreement, some things may already be decided but even with a prenup, some things may need to be negotiated and things may have significantly changed since you first drafted the prenuptial agreement, necessitating a...

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Caring for Your Mental Health During Divorce

Even in the best of circumstances, divorce is mentally and emotionally challenging.  Divorce affects everyone differently and one of the most important things you can do is take care of your mental health throughout the entire divorce process.  But, we know that for many people, taking care of your mental health is easier said than...

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Structuring a Co-Parenting Schedule

One of the hardest things to navigate in a divorce is determining how you will fairly and effectively co-parent your children.  What is always most important is finding a schedule and plan that is best for your children, first and foremost. Structuring a co-parenting schedule requires a fair amount of negotiation and with heightened emotions...

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3 Ideal Candidates for Divorce Mediation

Litigating a divorce in a courtroom may be common but that doesn’t mean it is easy or best. Though we believe almost any couple would be better off with divorce mediation rather than litigation, you may be wondering if you and your spouse would be successful in divorce mediation. An experienced divorce mediator can assist...

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