Tempe Divorce

Divorce Mediation | Tempe, Arizona

Divorce Mediation & Legal Separation Mediation Services in Tempe, Arizona

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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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    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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