Scottsdale Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona

Divorce Mediation & Legal Separation Mediation Services in Scottsdale, Arizona

Contact Information
Address: 8350 E. Raintree Dr. Suite A-205 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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 Scottsdale, Arizona

    Out-of-Court Solutions has been providing unparalleled divorce mediation assistance to Scottsdale since 1995. As the leading mediation firm in Arizona, our mediators use their experience in law, business and psychology to guide legally separating and divorcing couples through the discussion and negotiations that lead to a legally binding settlement. Our Scottsdale mediators will help each person understand the situation and all of the legal, financial and parenting complexities involved while fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect to ensure that everyone’s feelings, concerns and ultimate goals are heard.

    About Divorce Mediation

    Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale uses a highly effective form of mediation that will help ensure that you and your spouse are on the same page at all times. Our mediators will inform you and your spouse of the rules and procedures of mediation and help clarify what each of you hopes to achieve through mediation. Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale will help create an atmosphere where each of you has an opportunity to speak, without interruption, about the situation as you see it. Once each of you has had an opportunity to speak and be heard and everyone is on the same page, our mediators will work to help you achieve a mutually acceptable resolution. Because we help you achieve a resolution during mediation, you avoid ever having to go to court. Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale will help you reach a settlement agreement and prepare appropriate court documents. By avoiding court and costly legal expenses, we help you save time, money, and frustration. In fact, our Scottsdale mediators have helped over 95% of clients resolve issues quickly, inexpensively and with minimum stress or strain.

    There are occasions when almost everything is already agreed upon you still need assistance with the details of legal separation or divorce. Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale offers document preparation services for just these occasions. The precise details of legal separation and divorce can raise many questions and concerns and our Scottsdale office will answer those questions and address concerns so that everyone is on the same page and all documents are in order. Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale will prepare all of your legal documents and ensure that they are in completely in order on your behalf. Our Scottsdale office will also address all necessary settlement items such as legal details, financial details, and the particulars for care of any minor children. Our document preparation services at Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale will ensure that all documents are properly prepared and in order so that you can quickly, easily and inexpensively legally separate or 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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