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Family Law Mediation in Scottsdale

Why Mediation?


Mediation can be a means of avoiding the hassle, heartache, and financial burden of litigation. Experts estimate that mediation has a 80-90% success rate.

How it works:

 
A Mediator can help you and your spouse, former spouse, and/or co-parent meet in an environment that is designed to foster meaningful negotiations and calm collaboration towards an amicable resolution for your Arizona divorce or family law matter without ever setting foot in a courtroom.

A mediator is an independent, neutral, third-party hired to facilitate negotiations between the parties in a legal dispute.  The mediator does not represent either party individually, but rather assists both parties by crafting solutions and detailed agreements that you might possibly not be able to achieve in a Courtroom.  In mediation you have a voice as to the final outcome, rather than a Judge making that determination for you.  

Scottsdale Family Law Mediation Services  

 

Owens & Perkins is proud to have highly-experienced Mediators on our team, each with a deep well of knowledge regarding Arizona State Law and how it pertains to divorce and family law matters. 

Our Mediators are dedicated to our clients, always sure to provide fair, unbiased, and tailor-made mediation services to both parties.

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Conveniently located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Owens & Perkins is equipped with ample space and up-to-date technology for accommodating a wide range of Mediation needs

We utilize both a large, spacious conference room with space for large mediations including multiple attorneys and parties, as well as smaller office spaces for accommodating break-out sessions, or caucuses, with each party and their attorney.

Our friendly, highly-skilled staff is also here to support you the moment you walk in the door.  We have a relaxed environment of professionalism conducive to healthy, meaningful negotiations that lead to resolution— not a stuffy, corporate, or intimidating environment.

Why choose Owens & Perkins?

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Our Approach to Divorce and Family Law Mediation

 
A Future-Oriented Approach to Divorce and Family Law


While our mediation clients are obviously going through a tough, often complex divorce or family law case, many feel a great deal of anxiety and stress while experiencing these major life changes and making big decisions.  

We’ve always emphasized the importance of keeping a future-oriented mindset to guide them through these difficult times and feelings of uncertainty.

We always ask our clients “What do you want? What does the future look like?” so that we can get you there.  The future is bright—even if you can’t see it right now. 

While facilitating negotiations between both parties, our Mediators aim to keep each party focused on the future of their family as they work toward amicable resolutions suitable for everyone involved and in the best interests of the children.

Tailor-Made Agreements to Resolve Your Divorce and Family Law Disputes

 

Using mediation for your divorce or family law matter, as an alternative to litigating in court, will allow you more control over what’s included in your final orders or divorce decree.  It will also afford you the flexibility of making agreements on issues that a judge would not have the authority to consider.  

Every family is different; therefore, every family will have different needs when it comes to divorce and family law.  No matter the subject matter or the complexity of the issues at hand, your family deserves final orders that are tailor-made for your needs. 

Some of those issues may include:

  • Allocation of assets and debts in high asset/high net worth cases
  • The division of multiple businesses
  • Determination of alimony or spousal support
  • Outlining child custody, or legal decision-making agreements
  • Creating a parenting plan and parenting time schedule
  • Determining child support

Here at Owens & Perkins, our highly-skilled and experienced mediators are equipped to navigate even the most complex divorces or family law matters and will work directly with you and the other party to create a collaborative, detailed decree or final orders that meet your family’s needs.

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Mediation as an Alternative Solution to Divorce in Arizona


Couples typically don’t get married with the intention of divorcing—they marry thinking they will spend the rest of their lives together!  

Down the road, unfortunately, many couples also realize that they’ve grown apart or that their lifestyles are no longer a good match.

For many it’s not that they’ve stopped caring or don’t believe their spouse to be a great parent and role model to their children—only that they want something different.

In these cases, where communication still exists between the parties, mediation can be a very beneficial tool in getting through the divorce process with your finances and emotional well-being still intact, all while saving time and money by avoiding the courtroom. That is where Owens & Perkins, Attorneys at Law can help.

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Simplify Your Divorce with Family Law Mediators at Owens & Perkins

If you’re thinking about divorce and believe you and your spouse have the ability to compromise for the benefit of the entire family, mediation might be a great option for you. Schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation today for you and your spouse to learn more about how we can help.

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Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale

Providing an Alternative Solution to Divorce in Arizona


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Mediation can be a means of avoiding the hassle, heartache, and financial burden of litigation. At Owens & Perkins, Attorneys at Law, our skilled Scottsdale divorce mediation lawyers can help you and your spouse communicate with each other and offer an environment for healthy negotiations, allowing you to calmly collaborate towards an amicable resolution for your divorce without ever setting foot in a courtroom.

Countless people have turned to our attorney mediators for the following reasons:

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Couples usually get married thinking they will spend the rest of their lives together, so sure that the happily ever after has finally come true. Down the road, unfortunately, many couples also realize that they’ve grown apart, or that their lifestyles just don’t agree. It’s not that they’ve stopped caring or don’t want their spouse to be a great parent and role model to their children, they just want different things.

In these cases, where communication still exists between the parties, mediation can be a very beneficial tool in getting through the divorce process with your finances and emotional well-being still intact, while saving time and money as well. That is where Owens & Perkins, Attorneys at Law can help.

What Is Mediation?


Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for family law disputes in which a disinterested third party, known as a mediator, works towards a collaborative solution.

Mediation can be used to help couples work through all issues of their divorce, including:

Mediators do not make decisions on behalf of the spouses, but rather they provide information and foster healthy communication to assist both parties with reaching their goals.

Agreeing to mediation can be beneficial for several reasons, including:

  • It can help to minimize tensions and preserve a cordial relationship
  • It can save you a considerable amount of time and money
  • It can help maintain your privacy during divorce
  • It can keep you in control of your life, rather than turning it over to a Judge to decide

To learn more about the mediation process, contact us today!

How Does Mediation Work?


At Owens & Perkins, our divorce mediators in Scottsdale help spouses communicate and come to their own decisions about dividing assets and debts, custody and parenting plans, and support. A mediator doesn’t work for either spouse, nor do they make the decisions. Rather, a mediator remains neutral and objective.

A divorce mediator will listen to both sides and facilitate discussion to help each spouse better understand the other’s point of view. A mediator can help problem solve to find viable, tailored options that produce a win-win solution that both spouses can agree to. This only works if both spouses are willing to compromise.

Mediation Benefits


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The benefits of using divorce mediation over litigation are immense. A litigated divorce is a divorce where each spouse hires an attorney and the battle is fought in a courtroom setting where a Judge, who knows little about your family, ultimately decides your future. Often, the decision isn’t what either spouse wants. This process can take months or even years, leaving the couple both emotionally and financially drained.

Mediation, on the other hand, provides a comfortable environment where individual needs are prioritized, and the outcome is agreed upon through compromise. There is less of a likelihood of one spouse feeling angry, hurt, or taken advantage of. This is especially helpful when children are involved, as couples will need to learn to co-parent and work together for many years after the divorce is final. The entire mediation process can proceed rather quickly when both spouses agree to work together.

When Is Mediation Not Appropriate


When couples no longer trust each other, have hidden personal agendas or motives, or are just angry, it is difficult to find common ground. In addition, when domestic violence has occurred within the marriage, the victim may be apprehensive and afraid to voice their opinion. These circumstances are better litigated in Court, with attorneys that are able to communicate and negotiate on your behalf.

Simplify Your Divorce with Mediation Lawyers at Owens & Perkins


If you’re thinking about divorce and believe you and your spouse have the ability to compromise for the benefit of the entire family, mediation might be a great option for you. Schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation today for you and your spouse to learn more about how we can help.

At Owens & Perkins, our firm can provide divorce mediation in Scottsdale. We understand your struggles and can help you and your spouse work towards a solution with minimal stress and fighting. We are passionate about helping our clients overcome some of life’s greatest challenges, and we are prepared to do everything within our power to help you get through this time of transition as smoothly as possible.

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