Scottsdale Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona

Divorce Mediation & Legal Separation Mediation Services in Scottsdale, Arizona. Navigating Your Mediation Journey in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Contact Information
Address: 8350 E. Raintree Dr. Suite A-205 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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 Customized Five-Step Mediation Process Designed to address the unique needs of individuals in Scottsdale, Arizona, our mediation process aims to resolve disputes related to divorce and separation in a manner that is both efficient and empathetic, significantly lessening emotional and financial strain.

1. Free Initial Consultation Begin your mediation journey with a complimentary consultation that addresses your initial concerns, offers a detailed overview of the time and cost involved, and highlights how our mediation approach can significantly reduce the duration, expense, and adversarial nature of traditional courtroom proceedings. This step is foundational in facilitating a smoother, more amicable resolution.

2. Starting the Mediation Process At this stage, our mediators introduce the streamlined and effective mediation rules and guidelines we adhere to. Our focus is on ensuring mutual respect, full transparency of all pertinent information and documents, the well-being of any children involved, and striving for an equitable resolution of all matters.

3. Comprehensive Exploration of Your Situation This phase involves a deep dive into your unique circumstances, including discussions about your main concerns, desired outcomes, educational and professional backgrounds, financial situations, health conditions, and any other relevant information. Both parties are encouraged to provide all necessary documentation and information to facilitate a resolution that is fair, economically sensible, and considerate.

4. Engaging in the Mediation Dialogue During this crucial phase, you and your partner will have the opportunity to work with our mediator in a supportive environment to resolve all issues at hand, including the division of property, allocation of debts, and arrangements for minor children, child support, and spousal maintenance. Depending on the complexity of the case and whether minor children are involved, sessions may last between 4 to 8 hours. Our mediators utilize their extensive expertise in law, psychology, and mediation to ensure productive communication, offer various resolution strategies, and provide essential legal, financial, and tax information to aid in making fully informed decisions.

5. Concluding with a Comprehensive Settlement Agreement The final step of the process involves formalizing all decisions made during mediation into a legally-binding settlement agreement. All court documents are accurately prepared, ensuring that you and your partner can avoid court appearances. Our thorough approach to settlement agreements and court documentation is designed to cover all details, aiming for court approval and allowing you to maintain control over the resolution process, thus avoiding the need for attorney intervention or judicial adjudication.

Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona

Out-of-Court Solutions has been providing unparalleled divorce mediation assistance to Scottsdale since 1995. As the leading mediation firm in Arizona, our mediators use their experience in law, business and psychology to guide legally separating and divorcing couples through the discussion and negotiations that lead to a legally binding settlement. Our Scottsdale mediators will help each person understand the situation and all of the legal, financial and parenting complexities involved while fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect to ensure that everyone’s feelings, concerns and ultimate goals are heard.

About Divorce Mediation

Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale uses a highly effective form of mediation that will help ensure that you and your spouse are on the same page at all times. Our mediators will inform you and your spouse of the rules and procedures of mediation and help clarify what each of you hopes to achieve through mediation. Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale will help create an atmosphere where each of you has an opportunity to speak, without interruption, about the situation as you see it. Once each of you has had an opportunity to speak and be heard and everyone is on the same page, our mediators will work to help you achieve a mutually acceptable resolution. Because we help you achieve a resolution during mediation, you avoid ever having to go to court. Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale will help you reach a settlement agreement and prepare appropriate court documents. By avoiding court and costly legal expenses, we help you save time, money, and frustration. In fact, our Scottsdale mediators have helped over 95% of clients resolve issues quickly, inexpensively and with minimum stress or strain.

There are occasions when almost everything is already agreed upon you still need assistance with the details of legal separation or divorce. Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale offers document preparation services for just these occasions. The precise details of legal separation and divorce can raise many questions and concerns and our Scottsdale office will answer those questions and address concerns so that everyone is on the same page and all documents are in order. Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale will prepare all of your legal documents and ensure that they are in completely in order on your behalf. Our Scottsdale office will also address all necessary settlement items such as legal details, financial details, and the particulars for care of any minor children. Our document preparation services at Out-of-Court Solutions in Scottsdale will ensure that all documents are properly prepared and in order so that you can 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 1993.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, Esq.

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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Phone No:
(480) 315-8882
Email Address:
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Mailing and Delivery Address:

8350 E Raintree Dr #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85260