Legal Separation Mediation

Mediation of the issues involved in legal separation reduces emotional stress. Couples make informed decisions about property rights, debts, custody, and support with the help of a professional mediator — avoiding the hostility and expense likely with two adversarial lawyers.

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How Does Legal Separation Differ From Divorce?

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.

WhyChoose Us

See how our experience and divorce mediation infused with law and psychology can help yo save time, money and stress.

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Cost & Time Effective

Mediation will cost a small fraction of using lawyers. And everything will be finalized in much less time than the eight to fifteen months typical when using lawyers in the court-based system.

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Private & Personalized

We incorporate everything you decided during mediation in a personalized and legally-binding settlement agreement and all requited court documents.

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You Keep Control

You won’t surrender control to lawyers and a judge. You will never have to go to court.

What Does the Mediator Do?

Mediators have different backgrounds and experience. Our mediator at Out-of-Court Solutions is experienced in law, psychology, and business, and makes sure that legally separating couples fully understand all of the legal, financial, parenting, and other issues involved in their situation. Our mediator also help couples effectively communicate and negotiate, explore alternative ways of resolving disagreements, and deal with the anger, sadness and other emotions common to separation and divorce. After the couple has decided everything, our mediator prepares a comprehensive and legally binding settlement agreement.

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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