Divorce Mediation As An Amicable Divorce Solution

If you’re looking for an amicable divorce, you don’t need to hire a lawyer. The right divorce mediator can help you have a peaceful divorce mediation – where you work with your partner instead of against them. 

Is Mediation A Good Idea In Divorce?

Divorce mediation is a team-effort approach to divorce, where couples who are separating work together to plan for their futures rationally and respectfully. In divorce mediation, the couple will work with a neutral third party, the mediator, who helps them come to mutual decisions. 

Divorce mediation is an excellent idea for couples that have a good relationship and are looking for an amicable divorce. These are some other benefits of divorce mediation: 

  • It’s affordable. In 2023, the average cost of divorce in Arizona is $40,000. Meanwhile, the average cost of mediation is between $7,500 and $20,000.
  • It’s collaborative. Couples that want to ensure a positive future for their family enjoy the collaborative aspect of divorce mediation, which allows them to work together to find the best solution for all interested parties. 

What Is An Amicable Divorce?

An amicable divorce, also called an uncontested divorce, is one in which both spouses agree on the main points in their divorce settlement. These include property division, debt division, spousal maintenance (alimony) and child support,  parenting time, legal decision-making (custody), and division of the kids’ expenses. Typically, these decisions are made with no or minimal involvement with the court

Even though an amicable divorce is uncontested, it doesn’t mean the spouses are friends at the end of the process if they use lawyers or litigate. However, with Mediation, many couples maintain a good and sometimes, even better, friendship.  So, Mediation is the best choice for you and your spouse if you want a peaceful divorce.

The Team Approach To Divorce Mediation

When couples choose to take the team approach to divorce mediation, a group of experts will assist them in all aspects of their divorce. In addition to a mediator, this team can include financial advisors, divorce and co-parenting coaches, estate planners, and etirement experts. Collaborative mediation teamsprovide extra support to couples and help them reach sensible, amicable workable agreements.

Download Our Divorce Mediation Preparation Checklist

When you’re ready for an amicable, even peaceful, divorce, work with a divorce mediator who understands how to work with couples and help them make decisions as a team. 

At Affordable Mediation, Owner/Mediator Mara Linder has over 15 years of mediation experience (and has been a licensed Arizona attorney for more than 30 years) helping Arizona families through divorce and separation. You can start step one of our Five-Step Mediation Process today by downloading our Divorce Mediation Preparation Checklist or calling our office to learn more about how to have a more peaceful, sophisticated divorce.