Same-Sex Divorce Mediation

Same-Sex Divorce Mediation

Same-sex couples that are legally married and want a divorce must go through the same legal steps for divorce as heterosexual couples. But, like heterosexual married couples have options when pursuing divorce, so do same-sex couples. Same-sex divorce mediation is an excellent option for divorce if you want to minimize stress and emotional strain, save time, and save money. Whether you and your spouse already agree about many things in your divorce or things are very contentious, divorce mediation can help ensure that every side is fairly heard and you successfully get an equitable divorce.

Getting a divorce can be very stressful and expensive, particularly when each spouse hires their own lawyers to get a divorce. Once opposing lawyers get started, their goal is to “win” for their client but in divorce, this means things often get nasty. Divorce does not have to be this way and whether you want to keep the peace for your sanity or for your children, same-sex divorce mediation will facilitate the divorce you want efficiently and without the costly need for expensive separate lawyers.

Whether you are a heterosexual or same-sex couple, if you are getting a divorce in Arizona, your divorce will be subject to Arizona’s community property laws. This includes property division, debt responsibility allocation, creation of parenting plan for minor children, and determination of spousal maintenance and/or child support. Your same-sex divorce mediation can take place in-person or virtually to make the process convenient, efficient, and cost-effective.

About Oliver Ross

Oliver Ross, JD*, PhD founded Out-of-Court Solutions Inc. in 1995 and since then has mediated over 3,000 divorce and family matters. He is a select member of the Maricopa Superior Court Family Mediation roster