Tempe Divorce

Divorce Mediation | Tempe, Arizona

Divorce Mediation & Legal Separation Mediation Services in Tempe, Arizona

Contact Information
Address: 4625 S Lakeshore Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282
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 Tempe, Arizona

Out-of-Court Solutions is the premier mediation firm in Arizona and has been providing matchless divorce mediation services to Tempe 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 Glendale 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.

About Divorce Mediation

Out-of-Court Solutions is a Tempe, AZ Divorce Mediation firm. Mediation can be an extremely beneficial activity for persons going through divorce proceedings. Lawyers benefit most from fighting for your side of the case, which can often lead to extremely adversarial divorces. Why get mired in more of the upset and emotions which led to divorcing? Isn’t it time to get your divorced finalized and get on with your life?

Oliver Ross and his team have mediated over 1500 divorces. They have dealt with situations that range from mild to almost violently contentious, and have managed to produce equitable outcomes each and every time. Don’t let your divorce lawyer take you to the cleaners. With professional mediation, you can get through divorce far quicker and with far less legal fees than would be expected from the traditional process of one lawyer vs another.

Child Custody Mediation In Divorce

Often, one of the most trying parts of a divorce is the impact it has on the children of the dissolved union. Most of the stages of the grieving process can be identified in children of divorce, and the severity of the trauma can be made exponentially worse by the fighting that can occur during the divorce. Mediation can help solve issues of child custody and parenting time in the best interests of the child. Don’t let your kid become part of a cycle of animosity with your ex – a good divorce mediator can make these issues less of a fight, and less of a negative experience for the child in the this union.

List of Mediation and Document Preparation Services offered in Tempe, Arizona:

  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Family-Business
  • Post-Divorce Child Support, Custody, and Other Parenting Issues
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial
  • Post-Nuptial
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Wills and Trusts
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, Esquire

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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Same-Sex Divorce Mediation

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Divorce is strenuous on any family, regardless of the relationship between the parents. However, divorces filled with animosity and bitterness can have increasingly dangerous and harmful side effects on children. If you are going through a negative divorce, then be mindful of the following four side effects on children. 1. Anxiety and Stress During a...

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Filing for a divorce is not something to be taken lightly, and there are many times when attorneys and court proceedings are necessary for the settlement of complicated estates. However, when two people can dissolve their marriage without attorneys, through an uncontested and mediated process, they often come out of the process with a shared...

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5 Reasons To Consider a Collaborative Divorce

A collaborative divorce, by definition, is about communication and working with one another. Most of these divorces are resolved outside of a courtroom and without lawyers, only requiring a mediator to help move negotiations along. There are at least five reasons to consider a collaborative divorce, especially if the decision to separate is mutual. 1....

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Third Parties in a Divorce Mediation

Divorce proceedings are painful. Using a mediator instead of going to court is a proven way to keep tensions to a minimum as these professionals are trained to be unbiased arbiters during difficult times. They are also adept at negotiating solutions when a third party is involved in divorce mediation. Examples of third party involvement...

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Negotiating Child Support With Mediation

Whether you are just starting to consider getting a divorce or adjusting an agreement after many years apart, by using a negotiator, you can be confident that your children’s best interest will be taken into account during the divorce settlement, custody arrangements, and any child support agreements. Mediators are licensed professionals, trained to reduce conflict...

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Mediation Preserves Individual Decision-Making During a Divorce

Even under the “best” circumstances, divorces are stressful. In some cases, working through lawyers on a divorce may make you feel like you are losing control over decision-making, which can add to your stress. Whether you acquiesce on issues because your lawyer convinces you it’s the best option you have or you give in as...

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