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Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution (Divorce Guide Exclusive)

This guide was written to help you and others like you navigate the difficult and unfamiliar process of Divorce in Arizona. Download today.

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

In general, it’s always better to work to resolve contested issues outside of a formal courtroom setting. After both parties have completed their disclosures, you should hire an informed facilitator—such as a judge or an experienced family law attorney—to sit down with you both and try to help you settle any disagreements as smoothly as possible. A successful mediation effectively changes a contested divorce to an uncontested one.

Mediation is much less expensive than the alternative—a series of hearings which are likely to end in a formal trial. And mediation is much more flexible than the often impersonal solutions a trial court could impose upon you.

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