Divorce & Family

Divorce is one of the biggest decisions you may make in your lifetime.

It is extremely important to learn of your rights before you enter into the arena of divorce so that you can plan in the very best way to protect you and your family.



WHYmediate? Divorce and Family Law Mediation will help you achieve legal resolution and stay out of court.

Do you want to save time and money in your family law case? Do you want to have some control in your case? Try family law mediation.


Phoenix Basic Collaborative Training

The Phoenix Basic Collaborative Training is May 5th – 6th  from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m at the 24th at Camelback II building located at 2325 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016.  The cost of this two-day event is $499.00.

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Expert Services Offered

Full Representation

If we are retained for full representation, we recommend the issues for your case, detail them in the pleadings and documents that we file on your behalf, go to court for and with you, build your evidence and proof you need by demanding discovery and serving subpoenas, do all the negotiating and present you all offers and finally write all final documents.

Limited Scope

Our innovative office provides advice and counsel and review of your documents that either you prepare or that we prepare for you in your name, while you represent yourself, which saves you attorney fees. In our new economy this service has proven to be very beneficial to many clients who otherwise would have no professional legal guidance.


We provide neutral facilitation to enable both parties to reach agreements. We provide legal information and options during mediation that builds your confidence to finalize your case. We work with parties who have attorneys and parties who do not have attorneys. We can provide you your final documents such as parenting plans, consent decrees, stipulated property settlement agreements, and stipulated modifications.

Exceptional family law representation and mediation since 1995.

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Mary C – April 2015

I highly recommend Cristi and the WHY?Mediate method for mediation in any personal or family matters that may be difficult to resolve without assistance. Cristi and her staff helped me through a very difficult and emotional life-changing event, skillfully and professionally guiding me through the divorce process.  Cristi did an excellent job of keeping the ...

Missy R – July 2015

High quality service, honest and caring Cristi McMurdie is extremely knowledgeable in many facets of the law. My experience with her has been that she truly cares about the people that come to her for help and she strives to achieve the best possible outcome for all parties in mediation. She helped us finalize our ...

John P. – February 2017

I highly recommend Cristi for her mediation services. My ex-wife and I sought her help for our divorce. She helped make a very difficult time in our lives much more tolerable. Christi is a very thorough and competent professional who always had both of our best interests in mind. She always made us feel like ...