What We Do

Coparenting Agreements

We make it easy for unmarried parents to resolve all custody, child support and other child-related coparenting matters quickly and inexpensively.

Coparenting Agreement Program

The Benefits of a Court Ordered Coparenting Agreement

A coparenting agreement without a court order is simply a contract between unmarried parents — and as with any type of contract implies that both parents will perform their obligations in good faith. But if later on a parent does not perform his or her obligations as agreed (for example, the payment of child support), enforcement is only available if the other parent begins court proceedings (which can take many months to complete and involve substantial attorney fees).

With a court ordered coparenting agreement neither parent has to rely on the goodwill of the other. From the outset, each parents’ obligations are readily enforceable. So while a coparenting agreement without a court order may work in the short-term, it’s long-term effectiveness is unlikely.

Benefits Of
Coparenting Agreements for Unmarried Parents

What are my options and how do they compare?


Mediated Divorce

Attorney Divorce

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

What Does your Mediator Do?

In addition to their 25+ years of mediation experience, our Mediators have backgrounds in both law and psychology and are highly effective in making sure that unmarried couples with minor children make fully informed decisions about child support, custody (“Legal Decision-making) time-sharing, and all other legal and financial issues involved in their situation. After parents who are not married have decided everything, our Mediator prepares a comprehensive and legally binding coparenting agreement.

Customers FAQs

Coparenting Agreement
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why Mediate a Coparenting Agreement?

It is well-established that mediation is the least expensive and stressful way to resolve any disagreements without the hostility and substantial cost of using two traditional lawyers. During a coparenting mediation, the Mediator helps parents communicate and negotiate effectively, offers different options and alternative for resolving issues, and provides legal, financial, tax, and other child-related matters — all directed towards each parent making informed decisions.

With an experienced and expert Mediator, unmarried parents can rest assured that nothing has been overlooked and everything is legally binding including for example custody arrangements (“Legal Decision Making”), the child support amount, a time-sharing schedule for weekdays, weekends, holidays, and vacations, the payment of health insurance coverage for a minor child(ren), child-related tax deductions and credits, and many other important minor child-related matters.

Q: What is a Coparenting Agreement?

A coparenting agreement is a legally binding contract under which unmarried parents delineate their respective rights and obligations regarding a minor child(ren).

Q: How can I get my questions answered?

Schedule a Free Consultation for you and your coparent to get your questions answered.

Q: How much do your services cost?

Every situation is different. That’s why our Mediator will give you a written cost estimate after learning about your particular situation and determining which of our Low Cost programs best serves your needs.

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    (480) 315-8882
    Mailing and Delivery Address:

    8350 E Raintree Dr #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85260