Family Law Mediation
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.
McMurdie Law & Mediation has more than two decades of experience to help you achieve legal resolution and stay out of court through mediation or really artful negotiation.
In family law mediation, the task of finding a solution lies with the involved parties, not with the court. By avoiding court, mediation participants save time, money, energy, stress, and paperwork. Since one of the main reasons for conflict is miscommunication, McMurdie Mediation allows you to get straight to the heart of the matter and deal with the issues with a professional facilitator/mediator.
Mediation is possible on all types of family law matters including legal separation, divorce, annulment, maternity and paternity establishment, post-divorce modifications, child support and spousal maintenance, parenting time, grandparent rights, step-parent rights, and relocation. In Maricopa County, the court has finally begun to order parties to attend private mediation in an attempt to settle their matter. You can have private mediation without being ordered by the court and never have to step a foot inside the courtroom. At McMurdie Law & Mediation we provide one day or multiple day mediation as needed and customized for your case.
Mediation examines underlying causes of conflict, moving past the initial breakdown to what is really at the source of those feelings. When each party is encouraged to share his or her unique viewpoint on the situation, the other participant is afforded a higher level of understanding, which leads to a more open and honest dialogue. Mediation is usually faster than going to court—which can drag on for years and, it can often be a more cost-effective solution in family law matters.
Cristi McMurdie brings together decades of expertise as a practicing family law attorney, twenty-five years of family law mediation experience, years of collaborative law practice, and 15-years as a professional business and life coach. Cristi provides hands-on assistance to customize what you need in your case, whether it is to work faster towards a resolution or to slow things down while you plan and execute the steps of the divorce process, such as selling your home or starting a new job. All of this leads to a higher level of satisfaction and better, stronger, more long lasting resolutions for you and your family.
March 2019 – Sue, Buckeye, AZ – Mediation
We used Ms. McMurdie’s expert mediation skills to help my husband and I come to an agreement with my adult son over money he thought he was owed. She settled things down, got us to focus and we were able to agree with each other after 1-hour session. Cristi made us feel comfortable with each other so we could talk things through. She is a great listener, intuitive, and very personable. Thank you again for making this so much easier that I thought it would be.
November 2018 – Scott in Carefree, AZ
Divorce and Relocation Successful Using WHYMediate Thanks again for your help. [My ex-spouse] and I both feel as though we are in a good place and can work together amicably to deal with issues as they arise. However, if we do find ourselves at an impasse and agree we need your help, we will certainly call you. We both really appreciate all you’ve done for us!
August 2018 – Jacob in Scottsdale
WHYMediate Mediation Services Two months after Mediation: Our family is doing great. The plan is working out. Both of us still work together as a team and with no doubt will continue to as we raise our kids. Our schedules are nicely coordinated. The divorce was ideal in how everything was worked out.
June 2018 – Susan X, Mediation Client
February 2017 – John P.
July 2015 – Missy R
April 2015- Mary C
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64 E. Broadway Rd. Ste.200 Tempe, AZ 85282
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