Due to the way it's perceived in our culture, many people are frightened by the concept of divorce. Most people know someone in their life who has experienced a messy separation costing large sums of money and inducing stress, heartache, anger, or worse. Unfortunately these situations are sometimes unavoidable. But despite the negative reputation associated with divorce, the process doesn't have to be a nightmare for everyone.
If you and your spouse have decided to divorce but you wish to make the process as amicable and painless as possible through cooperation and compromise, you may want to consider mediation services. Mediation is recommended where the parties are amicable and open to third party guidance for a hopefully fast and non-confrontational resolution.
It is important that when selecting a mediator, parties and their lawyers choose someone comfortable with family financial matters and familiar with how the Arizona courts, and even specific judges, decide issues of alimony, child support, and division of assets. Stephanie Willison has been mediating for couples since 1998 and is one of the only attorneys in Prescott, AZ who handles mediation cases.