North Phoenix Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation in North Phoenix, Arizona

Divorce Mediation & Legal Separation Mediation Services in North Phoenix, Arizona

Contact Information
Address: 4425 E Agave Rd #106, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (480) 315-8882
Business Hours (By Appointment Only)
  • Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday:9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed

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    Divorce Mediation in North Phoenix, Arizona

    Out-of-Court Solutions is the premier mediation firm in Arizona and has been providing matchless divorce mediation services to Phoenix since 1995.  Our mediators use their backgrounds in law, business and psychology to help legally separating and divorcing couples establish a well-rounded understanding of their situation and all of the legal, financial, and parenting complexities involved.  Our Phoenix team of mediators will guide you through the discussions and negotiations that result in a legally binding settlement while fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and ensuring that everyone’s feelings, concerns and desired goals are heard.

    Mediation Services

    Out-of-Court Solutions in Phoenix works hard to make sure that everyone stays on the same focused on the same issues and goals by walking you through all of the rule and procedures of mediation.  Our highly effective mediation process will allow each person the opportunity to speak, without interruption, about the circumstances as they see it.  Once each person has been heard and the goals they hope to achieve through mediation have been clarified, our mediators will help everyone find a mutually beneficial resolution.  Our team of mediators in Phoenix will work to help you save time, money and frustration by preparing a detailed settlement agreement and appropriate court documents.  Out-of-Court Solutions in Phoenix will help you avoid ever having to go to court and has helped over 95% of clients resolve issues quickly, inexpensively and with as little stress or strain as possible.

    At Out-of-Court Solutions in Phoenix we not only provide mediation services, we offer document preparation services as well.  There are times when most things are already agreed upon but you still need assistance with some of the legal or financial aspects of legal separation or divorce.  Many people have questions, concerns or need assistance preparing court required divorce documents and at Out-of-Court Solutions in Phoenix we will help answer those questions and address concerns as well as prepare all of your legal documents on your behalf.  We will ensure that all of your legal documents are in order and that they cover all necessary items such as legal, financial and care of any minor children.  Out-of-Court Solutions in Phoenix will help your prepare all of your documents so that you can quickly, easily and inexpensively legally separate or get a divorce in Arizona.

    Legal Separation

    Legal separation ends community property rights and obligations but preserves the marital relationship. For example, when legally separated, each spouse’s income is his or her sole and separate property, and one spouse can no longer obligate the other for any debt he or she incurs. Divorce, on the other hand, (whether in Arizona or in any other state) ends the marital relationship as well as community property rights and obligations.

    Mediation of legal separation occurs in the same way and typically involves the same issues as divorce mediation. Couples work together with a professional mediator to reach agreements concerning division of assets (such as real estate, investment accounts, and retirement benefits), allocation of debts, child and/or spousal support, and parenting arrangements for minor children.

    Stop Litigating, Start Mediating

    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.

    We offer a free consultation where we answer your questions, detail how our mediation process works and give you a written time and cost estimate.

    Change Child Support Amount

    We make it easy to change a previously ordered child support amount through our flat-fee Child Support Modification program– all in 3 simple Steps for only $395

    • Step One: You complete our Information Form and Fee Agreement.
    • Step Two: We email our easy to use Questionnaire for you and your ex-spouse to complete and return to us.
    • Step Three: We prepare all required Court Documents.

    Optional Mediation: If there are any disagreements between you and your ex-spouse, our Mediator facilitates settlement of them on a pro-rated hourly fee basis.

    Change Custody, Child Support, Time-Sharing, and/or All Other Child-Related Matters

    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

    • Step One: You complete our Information Form and Fee Agreement.
    • Step Two: We email our easy to use Questionnaire for you and your ex-spouse to complete and return to us.
    • Step Three: We prepare all required Court Documents.

    Optional Mediation: If there are any disagreements between you and your ex-spouse, our Mediator facilitates settlement of them on a pro-rated hourly fee basis.

    Co-Parenting Flat Fee Program

    We make it easy for unmarried parents to resolve all custody, child support and other child-related co-parenting matters quickly and inexpensively. For a flat fee of $1195 (plus court fees) payable in 3 easy installments, under this streamlined program we will…

    • Step 1: After you complete our Intake Form and Fee Agreement, we prepare and email you and your co-parent the court documents required to begin to establish parental rights and responsibilities.
    • Step Two: We email you and your co-parent our easy to use Questionnaire that you and your co-parent can complete either together or separately, and then email back to us.
    • Step Three: We prepare a legally binding comprehensive Co-Parenting Agreement plus all required final court documents.
    Oliver Ross, JD*, PhD

    Oliver Ross, JD*, PhD founded Out-of-Court Solutions Inc. in 1995 and has since mediated over 2,500 divorce, family, and prenuptial matters. He also originated the Situational™ approach to mediation, an advanced method for mediating disputes quickly, caringly, and inexpensively.Dr. Ross is a select member of the Maricopa Superior Court Family Mediation roster. He has also achieved the prominent status of Advanced Practitioner Member of the National Association for Conflict Resolution in divorce, family and workplace matters, and from 2005-2006 was president of the Arizona chapter.Oliver is uniquely qualified as a mediator. He was a trial attorney for nineteen years and is still licensed to practice law in *California only; he operated a family-owned business for five years, and earned a Master’s degree in clinical psychology in 1992 and a Doctorate in behavioral psychology in 1994.Oliver has conducted numerous workshops and conflict resolution trainings for family law practitioners, business enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies. Dr. Ross’s book, Situational Mediation: Sensible Conflict Resolution, has received wide acclaim.Out of court solution also specializes in family mediation services in the phoenix arizona area.

    • Since 1995: Mediated over 2500 Arizona Divorces and Legal Separations
    • 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
    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.

    Kimberlee is also “Of Counsel” to Out of Court Solutions. She is responsible for keeping all of Out of Court Solutions’ mediators and staff up to date on family law and ethical matters.

    Ms. Handy is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators – Ethical Chair, and the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Arizona Summit Law School (formerly Phoenix School of Law), and her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Psychology with a Minor in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University.

    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
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