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SIX BENEFITS YOU CAN RECEIVE BY CALLING A MEDIATOR WHEN YOU DIVORCE

26July
2016

It is no secret that more couples are taking control of their divorces and using mediation. Here are some reasons why using a third party neutral can be the smarter choice. Stress. Or, to be precise, less stress. In a … Read More

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THE COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE PROCESS

24December
2015

Collaborative law process is now recognized in Arizona with the codification of the Uniform Collaborative Law Rules into Rule 67.1, Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure. The collaborative procedure is most known as a divorce process, but extends to other … Read More

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ARIZONA DIVORCING AND SEPARATING PARENT ONLINE PROGRAM

4October
2015

A recent change, codifying the ability to attend a required parenting program online, is a step in the right direction to making the family court in Arizona more user [and family] friendly. When an action is filed in Maricopa County … Read More

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EQUAL DIGNITY FOR SAME SEX COUPLES #LoveWins

28June
2015

The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2015 that same-sex married couples are entitled to the same equal protection under the law, and their marriage must be recognized by every state. The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, was actually … Read More

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THE RIGHT TO PARENT

27February
2011

Most people would agree that the right to direct the upbringing of one’s children is both constitutionally protected and part of the basic understanding of what it means to be a parent. Yet what are the implications of this “right … Read More

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How to Screw Up your Divorce

3February
2011

From being a “damn the torpedos” divorce litigator to becoming a mediator, Diana Mercer weighs in via The Huffington Post with some thought-provoking ideas about how some commonly accepted divorce litigation strategies may backfire. Among the tidbits she provides: surround … Read More

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Consensual Dispute Resolution

31January
2011

Would it be more accurate to use the term Consensual Dispute Resolution “CDR” as a replacement for Alternative Dispute Resolution “ADR”? It was recently reported in Family mediation News, the Quarterly newsletter of the Family Section of the Association for … Read More

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CUSTODY PRESUMPTION?

18November
2010

While it stopped short of explicitly stating a presumption in favor of joint legal and physical custody, the Arizona legislature has stated that it is in the best interest of children that both parents have a substantial role in making … Read More

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REQUIRED NOTIFICATION OF RISK TO CHILDREN

19September
2010

The Arizona legislature has amended the dissolution and child custody law, section A.R.S. 25-403, to include a provision whereby a child’s parent or custodian must immediately notify the other parent or custodian if the parent or custodian knows that a … Read More

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ANNOUNCING: DIVORCE INSURANCE

21August
2010

Safeguard Guaranty Corporation, in partnership with Prime Insurance Company, has announced that they are the first company in the world to offer divorce insurance, called “Wedlock” divorce insurance. The companyy’s website, which opens to a romantic bride and groom in … Read More

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