Peoria Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation | Peoria, Arizona

Divorce Mediation & Legal Separation Mediation Services in Peoria, Arizona. Our Peoria, Arizona mediation services stand distinguished by our team of mediators, who uniquely merge their deep legal knowledge with psychological insight. This rare combination enables them to adeptly navigate couples through the trials of divorce, legal separation, or the nuances of co-parenting, ensuring that decisions are made with a full understanding of both legal implications and emotional considerations. Our experts are skilled in creating a constructive space for communication and negotiation, offering detailed insights into legal, financial, and tax matters. We aim to ease the emotional tension often tied to these life changes. Upon reaching a satisfactory resolution, our mediators take great care in crafting a legally binding settlement agreement and finalizing all necessary legal documentation.

Contact Information
Address: 14050 N. 83rd Avenue, #290, Peoria, AZ 85381
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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Our Tailored Five-Step Mediation Framework Designed with the unique needs of Peoria, Arizona residents in mind, our mediation process aims to resolve divorce and separation disputes efficiently, minimizing both financial burden and emotional stress.

1. Complimentary Initial Consultation Your first step with us is a no-cost consultation, where we address your concerns, provide a detailed forecast of the time and costs involved, and demonstrate how our mediation approach significantly reduces both compared to conventional courtroom disputes. This initial engagement sets the foundation for a smoother, more amicable resolution process.

2. Launching the Mediation Process This early phase introduces you to our streamlined and effective mediation guidelines and protocols. Our emphasis is on mutual respect, comprehensive transparency of all necessary information and documents, safeguarding the interests of any involved children, and steering towards an equitable resolution of all issues.

3. Exploring Your Situation in Depth Here, your mediator will delve deeply into your specific circumstances. This includes understanding your foremost concerns, desired outcomes from the mediation, your backgrounds in education and employment, financial statuses, health conditions, and other relevant factors. Both parties are expected to contribute all required information and documents, enabling a resolution that is both just and empathetic.

4. Facilitating the Mediation Dialogue During this crucial phase, you and your partner are given a supportive environment to collaborate with our mediator in addressing and resolving all matters at hand, including the division of assets, debt allocation, and considerations for minor children, child support, and spousal maintenance. The duration of these sessions can vary, typically lasting between 4 to 8 hours, depending on the complexity of the case and whether minor children are involved. Our mediators leverage their comprehensive expertise in law, psychology, and mediation to ensure productive communication, propose various resolution avenues, and provide vital legal, financial, and tax information to aid in making fully informed decisions.

5. Concluding with a Comprehensive Settlement Agreement The final step involves solidifying all decisions made during the mediation into a legally-binding settlement agreement. We meticulously prepare all court documents to avoid the need for any court appearances. Our thorough approach ensures that every detail is accounted for, aiming for court approval and allowing you to maintain control over the outcome, thus eliminating the reliance on attorneys or the court system for resolution.

Divorce Mediation in Peoria, Arizona

Out-of-Court Solutions in Peoria has been providing matchless divorce mediation assistance since 1995 and is the leading mediation company in Arizona. We offer a highly effective form of mediation by utilizing our skills and experience in law, business and psychology. Our mediators will present opportunities for each person to express their feelings and concerns as well as establish their desired goals. Once goals have been established and everyone has had a chance to speak, our mediators inform everyone of the legal, monetary and parenting complexities involved in the situation. By doing this, necessary discussions and negotiations will be able to take place so that a legally binding settlement can be reached.

About Divorce Mediation

Out-of-Court Solutions in Peoria makes it a priority to clarify rules and procedures of mediation keep both mediating parties on the same page at all times. An atmosphere of mutual respect will be fostered throughout as each party will have an opportunity to speak, without interruption, about the situation as they see it as well as the goals they hope to achieve through mediation. Our Peoria mediators will listen to goals and help discuss potential options and outcomes so that a mutually satisfactory resolution can be reached. We will also prepare a settlement agreement and all appropriate court documents on your behalf to save you money, time and frustration and help you avoid ever having to go to court. Out-of-Court Solutions in Peoria is proud to have helped over 95% of clients resolve issues quickly, inexpensively and with minimum tension or hostility.

There are times when mediation is not needed because most everything has already been agreed upon. But often, in those circumstances people still need legal assistance which is why Out-of-Court Solutions in Peoria provides document preparation services. We will address your concerns and answer any and all questions to ensure everyone is in agreement and everything is in order. We will prepare all necessary divorce documents on your behalf so that they cover every important aspect such as legal issues, financial issues and the care of any minor children. Out-of-Court Solutions in Peoria will provide you the legal assistance you need to properly prepare all necessary documents and help you 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Coparenting Flat Fee Program

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

  • 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 Coparenting 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, 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.


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8350 E Raintree Dr #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85260