Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is an important part of the divorce or legal separation process. Arizona family law courts want couples to try to resolve divorce issues before trial. So even if litigation is inevitable, some sort of mediation is necessary prior to going to court. In some cases, courts would prefer that mediation take place before coming to court.

There are several benefits to divorce mediation:

  • Mediation is less adversarial than litigation, and often serves as the basis for couples working together after their separation in matters that affect their family, such as child custody and visitation.
  • Mediation is often less costly and time-consuming than divorce.
  • Mediation often results in solutions that both parties agree to. Thus, parties are more likely to be satisfied with the solution and less apt to contest the matters or drag out the process.
  • Children also benefit from the amicable nature of mediation because they see their parents working together for their benefit.
  • Mediation can be used to amicably resolve all divorce and legal separation issues, including child support, spousal maintenance, child custody, division of property and debt, and other family law matters.

At the Law Office of Karen Schoenau, we have the experience to effectively protect your interests during mediation. We can guide clients through the process, or facilitate the proceedings.

Is Mediation Right for you?
Mediation is an important part of the divorce process.

Is divorce mediation right for you, or is litigation the only workable option to resolve your family law dispute? The best way to get real answers about how to resolve your family law matter is to talk with a lawyer.

Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to helping you resolve your divorce or legal separation as amicably as possible. However, if you and your spouse are unable to agree on the issues, we will serve as strong advocates and forcefully protect your interests in court.

Talk to an Attorney Today

Contact attorney Karen Schoenau by calling us at 480-209-1918 or toll free at 888-453-1437. You can also contact us online

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Karen is highly respected in the legal community. She is effective and thorough. Karen just keeps going regardless of the odds.
Karen was extremely helpful setting up my petition for conciliation. She is by far the most knowledgeable attorney regarding the necessary paperwork, how to file the petition and where it has to be submitted. She listened intently when I was describing my situation and intentions. She was very responsive to my questions and request. She is trustworthy and diligent . I would recommend her to anyone having marital issues. Mark
Very high customer/client considerate. We found Karen when we were forced to leave another Phoenix lawyer due to his bad advice and lack of interest to help us. We were in Phoenix for six days from Michigan with nothing happening but a high wasted expense. Karen and her firm took us in and solved our issue with the courts etc. in two and a half days. Karen’s professionalism with us was very cost effective/productive. If we would have found her first, we would have saved thousands of dollars. Her interest for us was very high. She returned every call. She knew every answer to our questions. She did this for us with a death in her family. She left for a funeral and made sure we were treated with the same professionalism from her firm to finish up. I recommend Karen and her firm with very high satisfaction. Our case is custody with one parent in prison. We will return to Phoenix someday with interests for the child and his parent, if needed. Karen will be our top choice. Nolan
Karen and Bonita are wonderful!! I know that the word "wonderful" is used a lot, but the team they make and the work they did for me can only be described as WONDERFUL!! Yes there where ups and downs in my case, but that is the system and Karen along with Bonita guided and taught me as "WE" went through it together. Karen’s easy going manner and her knowledge really helped me with the emotional part of my divorce. I used the team of Karen and Bonita both times I needed to go to court with my ex and had results that were best for my little girl. Some times I did not get what I wanted, but it was what my daughter needed. Looking back at my case, I made the right choice and would do it again in a heart beat!! Jim
Karen was extremely supportive during a very trying time in our lives. She helped me to put things in perspective and think positive when I was overwhelmed. She is very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to grandparents rights and the rights of the parents and knew how to provide the appropriate laws pertaining to the situation we were in. I am so grateful for her expertise and guidance. She proved to be very aggressive when she needed to be but was also supportive to my and my children. I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. Deanna