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What Our Clients Are Saying
We Appreciated Your Ability to Keep the Process Calm and Peaceful
I wanted to say thank you for helping us through the divorce process. As you already know it’s a very stressful time with emotions running high. You are very skilled at what you do and we appreciated your ability to keep the process calm and peaceful as possible. You have a special ability to help both parties understand the opposing point of views to allow for an amicable agreement. Take care and have a wonderful 2021.
Mara Made our Dissolution Easy
Mara made our Dissolution easy to work through. She helped us talk through the important issues to consider and cut through the red tape of the court.
Mediation is a much less expensive and time saving route, if you generally agree on the Dissolution, and plan to go through the process as amicably as possible.
You Helped to Make an Extremely Painful Process Bearable
Thanks so much for your professionalism and patience. You helped to make an extremely painful process bearable.
I recommend anyone going through divorce to at least talk with Mara before an attorney.
We Have a Friendship That is a Massive Gift to Us
Not an ideal situation for sure, getting divorced with two kids after 18 years of marriage. However, because of Mara at Affordable Mediation we got through the process with very low conflict and great collaboration. It’s been almost two years now and we have a friendship that is a massive gift to us, our kids and our family unit. We sit with each other at the kids activities and can still have family dinners and everything. Thank you!
Her Help Made the Process Very Easy
I want to thank Mara for her mediation assistance and preparation of all the necessary paperwork. Her help made the process very easy to deal with. She provided clear and concise information throughout the process.
Meeting with Mara Made this Whole Experience Easier
Meeting with Mara made this whole experience easier. She provided us with all the paperwork and explained everything carefully both verbally and in writing. I felt supported and informed, and appreciate her knowledge. She remained very neutral and always included both of us in all communication.
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Being an attorney for 30 years, I have been almost constantly frustrated with the litigation and court process. I witnessed clients struggle with huge financial costs, emotional wear and tear, fighting, and unpredictable rulings that characterize the litigation process. This is why I founded Affordable Mediation.
Since 2010, Affordable Mediation’s mediators have been using our legal backgrounds, counseling skills, and Mediation training to help divorcing couples move forward with their lives. We believe that families can emerge from a divorce better than they were before. We have mediated well over 2000 divorce cases with almost every case finding a mutually acceptable settlement and avoiding court and the stress of litigation.
After opening our doors in our first North Central Phoenix office in 2010, we’ve been fortunate to expand to other locations in the West Valley (Goodyear, then Avondale) and East Valley (Tempe) to better serve couples in different parts of our Phoenix valley. Also, we’ve added quite a team since then, including our intern and Mediator, Lorena Benítez Garzón who established the Spanish speaking side of our business (and has relocated back to Ecuador, but still is available remotely), to now adding a Divorce Coach and mediator, Karen Dorsey. Our expanded team is here to help couples and families transition to a healthier future.
The Affordable Mediation Advantage in Phoenix, AZ
Divorce mediation is extremely advantageous for couples considering divorce or separation. It is very economical, offering a low cost alternative to divorce litigation. Divorce mediation sessions are private in a comfortable and informal atmosphere. The process is positive, empowering, and efficient. In contrast to divorce litigation, in divorce mediation your mediator will keep the dialogue constructive and focused on the outcome that works best for you and your family. With divorce mediation, you retain control over your future. Your divorce mediator will work with you to develop creative outcomes and choices for your unique circumstances. The focus is completely on you and what you need to be OK.
Affordable Mediation is conveniently located in north central Phoenix and Avondale near several major highways. We also have meeting space in Mesa. For added convenience, we offer eMediation so you can participate in your mediation session from the comfort of your home or office.