Divorce Mediation Scottsdale Basics
Divorce mediation Scottsdale with Dr. Earwicker can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support, child custody, and more. In Scottsdale, couples can then file the divorce settlement agreement (or “separation agreement”) with the court as an uncontested divorce, simplifying the procedures and costs associated with filing for divorce. This is also known as “divorce by consent decree” in AZ. There are various requirements for an uncontested divorce in Arizona, including residency requirements and agreement on substantive issues. Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 25-316, 25-317 (2022).
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes and then file an uncontested divorce in Scottsdale. You’ll need a settlement agreement in order to do this. Arizona also provides easy-to-use forms and information about uncontested divorce on its AZCourtHelp website. Regardless of your divorce filing status in Arizona, mediation can also help with other, ongoing disputes, even after the divorce is final.
For more information on uncontested divorce and divorce mediation Scottsdale, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Arizona.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.