Divorce Mediation

Phoenix Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Achieve Positive Results with a Skilled Scottsdale Mediation Attorney

11120 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85028 • Phone: 602-453-4200

COLLABORATIVEMediation is becoming favored as one of the most effective modalities for resolving divorce and family law disputes.  While the primary function of the courts is for litigation, having decisions made by a judge in a courtroom may not be the most effective way to resolve issues about your finances or your children.

At the HELLER LAW OFFICE, PLC, and MEDIATION INSTEAD, LLC, in Phoenix, Arizona, we can help our clients reach positive results in family law matters including estate planning, divorce, child custody, parenting time, child support, and financial disputes through mediation. As a third party neutral, our Scottsdale mediation attorney can facilitate discussion and agreement between the parties, gently guiding them toward a full resolution. Many people report that mediation can reduce the emotional and financial cost of contentious litigation.

Benefits of Mediation

Family mediation offers couples an opportunity to settle their divorce or other family law issues in a dignified, respectful manner. The parties can have more control over decisions affecting their future, while reaching cost-effective solutions. The process can be less destructive on the family. Studies seem to indicate that when parties mediate their disputes they have a better chance of avoiding continuing litigation.  This is because settlements reached through mediation, with mutual consent, generally have less chance of being disputed in the future.

Mediation can:

  • Give you control over the divorce process
  • Maintain your privacy
  • Protect the sensitive needs of children
  • Minimize emotional stress
  • Allow families to create solutions that are tailored to their needs
  • Take less time to complete than litigation
  • Help you reach a satisfying agreement that is likely to be honored in the future
  • Provide a constructive atmosphere for families to reach collaborative solutions
  • Provide significant cost savings compared to litigation
  • Let you move forward with your life

If you are willing to have open and honest dialogue with the other party, regardless of your differences, you could be a good candidate for mediation. Good mediators are trained to be cognizant of the specific needs of the individuals, and to be careful that both parties feel they have power and a voice in the resolution.

Focused on What Is Best for Your Children

For people with children, mediation can preserve and optimize the family relationship. What happens between the parents can affect the children for the rest of their lives. The parties will co-parent long after their case is over. We understand that our clients want to give their children the benefit of a stable, peaceful home situation, which can be achieved by a custody agreement that the parties agreed upon, rather than one that was set in place by a judge.

Mediation Services

Our Phoenix divorce mediation lawyer has nearly two decades of experience as both a litigation and mediation attorney, with primary emphasis on divorce and family law for over the past decade. Ms. Heller holds the distinguished designation of Advanced Practitioner from the Association of Conflict Resolution. This honor is awarded to a very small number of mediators, and it shows Ms. Heller’s skill and commitment to helping people resolve divorce issues with as little conflict as possible.

We will work with you to will protect your interests in mediation through coaching and consultation to prepare you for mediation and reviewing mediated agreements to advise you of legal ramifications prior to signing.

Ms. Heller is a qualified family law mediation attorney serving the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.  Regardless of whether she acts as your lawyer or a mediator, she can assist you with the preparation of court documents and legal agreements.

If you are considering speaking with a family law mediation attorney in Phoenix, Arizona, call 602-453-4200 or contact attorney Donna Heller online to schedule a consultation. For mediation services, both parties to the dispute should attend this consultation.