July 2020 Happy in Maricopa AZ
I just wanted to take the time to share what a wonderful experience I had with Cristi McMurdie as a lawyer. When I first walked into her office, I was contemplating divorce. However, with her wonderful guidance, experience, and expertise, she was able to help me see that I had a good marriage and divorce was not a good path for me to follow.
I really appreciate her time and advise and I would strongly recommend Cristi McMurdie to anyone and everyone that needs help in those aspects. Please go see her because as an attorney and individual, she really cares about clients.
Shasta Nolte, Bellah Law – June 2020
Opposing Counsel and I went to Ms. McMurdie with an extremely difficult and high conflict post decree modification. Walking into the mediation there was no way that either of the parties were willing to move away from their positions to the middle ground. Ms. McMurdie took extra time to understand my client’s legal position and emotional stance to see if she could assist with fulfilling the real important items to my client. She was able to make my client feel heard and understood, and then she explained the position of opposing party in a way that made my client open to working out an agreement. When we finished the mediation there was a full agreement with a lot of “out of the box” solutions that satisfied both sides. I would highly recommend Cristi McMurdie for your tough mediations and tough clients. Bellah Law and I will definitely use Cristi McMurdie in the future.
Juliet T. – February 2020
Cristi is an incredible resource. I needed to alter my existing custody arrangement and had a lot of questions. Cristi listened closely, asked insightful questions, and provided guidance based on her experience. She brought up scenarios and suggestions that I never would have thought of on my own and I am so grateful that I reached out to her instead of attempting this by myself.
Amy Jorgensen – Oct 2019
Cristi McMurdie is the ultimate professional. She employs patience and strategy in getting the job done effectively and fairly. She truly cares about her clients and will go above and beyond for them – even so far as to strategize how to save them time and money. Thank you, Cristi for helping me through this transitional time in my life.
Retired school principal, now Vice President in financial services at OFS
LISA M. – divorce representation JULY 2019
Shawni L Mesa, AZ – Representation – MARCH 2019
I chose McMurdie Law Firm because Ms. McMurdie is a bulldog. I was trying to go through the divorce with just a mediator but I didn’t understand anything that was going on. Ms. McMurdie stepped right in and lined me out, stayed by my side and still checks on me even though the case is over. She is super smart and on the ball. An absolute professional and brilliant mind. I thank her for all her hard work and would recommend her to everyone. Thanks Ms. McMurdie!
Sue, Buckeye, AZ – Mediation – MARCH 2019
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.
Gloria, Limited Scope Representation – January 2019
First and foremost, thank you for your assistance! I know of you through your website and for anyone seeking services, I will always recommend you. There is nothing easy about divorce and its process; your approach of respect and sensitivity to our case demonstrates your willingness and expertise to help make the divorce process as easy as possible. There were no bumps or delays. Again, THANK YOU!
Scott in Carefree, AZ – November 2018
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!
Jacob in Scottsdale – August 2018
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.
Margaret B, Post-Decree Client – May 2018
Ms. McMurdie had not only provided me exceptional legal guidance, but also personal counseling in how to best handle conflicts with my ex-husband. I have become better equipped to traverse the understandably difficult situations a divorce can bring and I’ve become more confident in myself knowing Ms. McMurdie is on my side.
Carolyn C., Divorce with Children Client – February 2018
Thank you for your legal services and helping me work through one of the toughest times in my life. Thank you for addressing every detail and crafting the decree to protect my interests. Your meticulous attention to detail was phenomenal. I will recommend you to all I know for your legal services. Your staff were attentive and knowledgeable.
Susan X, Mediation Client – June 2018
I am very thankful to Ms. McMurdie for her amazing Mediation Services regarding my case. In my opinion she is a miracle worker! Prior to mediation my husband and I had very little communication and our attorneys were unable to help us to clearly communicate on the issues and to come to agreements. Ms. McMurdie was able to get us to the table and discuss these difficult issues and come to resolution. She was skilled and tenacious and she never gave up through extremely difficult circumstances. Her services saved us a ton of money, time and frustration. If you are in the middle of a difficult court case I highly recommend WHY Mediate Mediation with Cristi McMurdie.
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 we were being advised correctly. She also has a very calm demeanor that was a blessing for us as we tried to resolve our differences. Cristi’s strong sense of organization helped us to feel like our case would be handled competently and expeditiously, and her tutelage brought us to a fair and amicable settlement. My ex-wife and I remain good friends today in great part due to Cristi’s intercession.
Nicole Stearns, Attorney at Hallier & Lawrence, PLC- July 2016
Thank you so much for all your help in this matter. You provided excellent mediation services and helped us resolve a difficult case that I was not certain would settle. I will be happy to recommend you to other attorneys and will most certainly use your services in the future. Thanks again!
Alicia Owens, REA and Real Estate Coach May 25, 2016
The presentation you did for our WUSA family was amazing! I will highly recommend your presentation to anyone and everyone, new and seasoned.
Alex K- April 2016
I believe I have a very clear vision about who I am and where I am going, and what I am forgetting is to share that information with people.
Robin M-March 2016
Cristi’s experience and professionalism delivered a settlement far
beyond what I hoped for.
Janet M. Lee – Owner, A Healthy Journey
I always felt heard in our sessions from you by the way you asked your next question. I learned a great deal about myself and what next step I could reach for from the Coaching process. It has helped me tremendously in relating to others, also in how I set my future goals/dreams and additionally how I encourage others to follow their path. I appreciated that you always started and ended our sessions on time, were prepared with an outline and were present each week to go with the flow if someone needed extra time or something unplanned came up. I would recommend Coaching to anyone that wants to grow, is willing to dig a bit deeper into why their life is stuck.
Janet R. Ed.D. – January 2016
Cristi McMurdie is a fantastic coach!! I was in a small group coached by Cristi a few years ago, and every single one of us benefited from the program and are still connected to this day. Cristi is not an ordinary coach; she is an attorney as well as a highly trained coach who had explored her own life by applying the principles discussed in her coaching classes. She is well-read, a great listener, highly intelligent, and very motivational. When I started her program, I was divorced, single, a bit depressed, and not sure what I should do next. Since I have completed her program, I have earned a doctorate degree, am in a wonderful relationship with the man of my dreams, and started my new business. I hope that other people who find themselves at a point in their lives where they aren’t sure what they want to do, or need help thinking through options, treat themselves to this life-changing opportunity.
Cathy B – February 2010
I recently hired Cristi McMurdie to handle our personal Wills and Trusts. Her knowledge of Arizona law and counsel were extremely helpful as we also transferred another Trust into our newly created Trust. I recommend Cristi to anyone needing quality legal assistance!
Daniel A – February 2015
WHY made my divorce quick, easy and cheap! Cristi and her staff were amazing and so helpful and made the process easy for me. I will definitely use WHY again in the future and will refer my friends and family.
I got rid of decades of baggage and pushed myself to be the best I can be and experience many things I never thought possible. I found through my experience with Cristi and the other participants that I have a passion for leadership. I studied all the great leaders, attended many seminars, assumed many leadership roles in Toastmasters International, and this prepared me to take a giant step forward in my career. I also volunteered for several speaking engagements and high profile projects at work. In July, 2014, I was approached by my leadership team to take on a ‘pilot’ leadership role and I would be the first to take on this role in department’s history. I accepted the challenge, have been in the position for a year and 1/2 and, for 2015, my team was #1 in the nation!
I would not have had the passion to commit to this without Cristi’s help in addition to the participants she inspired. I am a better person now and I thank you very much.
Fashion W – August 2015
Professional and Compassionate
In April 2011 I found myself in unfamiliar territory as my husband walked out on myself and my 3 year old daughter. I needed to find out what my rights were concerning myself but more importantly my daughter. I was referred to Cristi from a longtime family friend and we instantly connected and I knew that I could trust her to protect my family. Not only did she explain the law and my rights she gave me advise that I use on a daily basis. Cristi told me, “How you handle your divorce will pave the path for your future. If you start fighting with him now…you will always fight.” I took that advise very seriously and still use it today. My divorce has been finalized for 3 years and my ex-husband and I have a peaceful relationship and we co-parent extremely well. I have realized that I LOVE my daughter MORE than I dislike my ex-husband and I have come to peace with the fact that some things are out of our control. I highly recommend Cristi for any legal needs that may come up!!
Beth C – July 2015
If you have to get divorced, this was the least painful way to go. Cristi and her staff were very helpful and worked with us to reach an equal division of assets and debts, helping us come up with some creative solutions to keep things simple and most asset-preserving for both of us. I would have given 5 stars, but the initial draft of the consent decree draft had a few more errors than I expected. The staff fixed the obvious errors without charge, so if I could give 4.5, I would have. I would recommend Cristi and her staff to assist with a friend’s divorce proceeding. It was very nice to not have to each have separate representation, but instead one knowledgeable person who was impartial.
Kim P – July 2015
Cristi has helped me through some of the toughest times of my life. As a young new mother going through a divorce I was petrified about court proceedings. Cristi’s compassion and knowledge put me at ease. Cristi fought hard for my case and we secured everything we wanted! Years later Cristi still reaches out to me asking for updates. I whole heartedly recommend Cristi! Her work is unmatched by any other attorney in the area! She is honest, caring, and hardworking!
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 divorce at a fraction of the cost of attorneys, and got the job done in a much shorter time frame. I wish we both had begun working with her much sooner, it would have saved us so much time and frustration. Even if you and your spouse have a hard time being in the same room together, I would highly encourage you to give Cristi a shot at helping…she is truly talented at what she does.
Heather M – July 2015
Compassion for Mediation
Over Two years ago I sought out for council to represent me in a custody case with my children’s father. We had a few sensitive issues with our case that required someone who was well versed in Family Law and had previous experience with special needs families. Cristi McMurdie was the perfect choice for that role. I met with Cristi on many occasions before our court hearing. The first day in court she corrected many errors a previous lawyer had made with our previous parenting plan. The judge ruled that the father and I needed to go to a court-appointed mediator and a blah blah. Unfortunately, no negotiations were made on either occasion which lead us to going in front of a judge for another hearing. Cristi exceeded my expectation her commitment to Due diligence regarding our case. As months went on she really understood both sides of our case and knew this was something we could come to an agreement with her help out of court. We made an appointment to meet in her office with the father. She created an even playing field for both sides. She was able to create an atmosphere that was safe and she was determined to make sure we were both heard. With Cristi’s legal experience and knowledge she was able to tell us what was appropriate to the courts which made it easier to come to agreements with realistic goals to our parenting plan arrangements. I am happy to say at the end of that day I felt such a relief and felt confident in the parenting plan decisions we made that day. It has been almost two years and we are still following the guidelines placed that day. The father and I are able to communicate more efficient and have the best interest to heart, which is what is best for the children. Cristi’s compassion for mediation diffused the stress and anxiety that came along in my situation.
Kristin B – June 2015
I have not only been a client of Ms. McMurdie, but have referred many of my friends to her. She is honest, fair and reliable. I have used her services for more than 15 years and would use her again if necessary.
She is the best divorce lawyer in the Phoenix area. She will go the distance for her clients and is priced to beat the competition.
Ken J – May 2015
Divorce is a painful, life-changing experience. I was in a fog shortly after my ex-wife and I made the decision to separate and divorce. Having to think about the legal side of divorce was not a task I was prepared for. Cristi made this process as easy as possible. I liked her approach of fighting for what was fair, not “going for the jugular” as many attorney’s would. While “fair” is somewhat subjective and largely depends on the states idea of “fair”, I felt satisfied that Cristi protected my rights as a father and ex-spouse.
After the divorce Cristi helped me write my first will, something I had neglected for several years.
Thank you Cristi McMurdie!
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 discussions focused while allowing both parties to air their respective grievances. She did this with class, compassion, fairness and a great understanding of the law. Her expert understanding and management of the mediation process provided a safe and comfortable environment that encouraged an efficient and equitable resolution for both parties. As a result, high legal fees and court appearances were avoided.
Cristi’s staff is stellar!! Communication was timely and information was always provided with clear instructions with regard to every phase of the process, including a timeline of each step, what forms were required to complete and how to prepare for submission to the court. They always worked with our schedule, making the process move quickly through the system.
I am eternally grateful for both Cristi and her staff….priceless!
Ed N. – April 2015
Cristi is FANTASTIC!
I met with Cristi about my existing divorce settlement to see what some of my options were for a not too well defined situation. Since my issue was time sensitive, she made herself available to consult with me in a very short timeframe. She reviewed my circumstances and gave me some sound legal advise. She even volunteered to proof an email for me and lend some advice at no additional charge. She responded to my email the same day, and even followed up a few days later to see how things went. Very responsive and attentive!
Daniel A – March 2015
WHY made my divorce quick, easy, and cheap! Cristi and her staff were amazing and so helpful. They made the process so easy for me. I will definitely use WHY again in the future and will refer my friends and family.
Frank S – February 2014
Have known Cristi and her office for years! Great service she provides to the public and her clients. She goes out if her way to ensure clients are happy.
If you need legal work in the area of family law and want to get great service at a very fair price then hire Cristi. You won’t be disappointed.
Connie B – August 2012
Cristi was my first choice when I needed an attorney for my divorce proceedings; She was fair & was able to look at both sides of the issues.
Michael W – August 2010
Cristi is an exceptional professional, she explained complex legal documents to my 80-year old mother into easy-to-understand concepts and language. My mother and I have complete faith in her knowledge and expertise and would willingly turn to her for further legal assistance.