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Mediation in Scottsdale Arizona as an Option to Divorce Litigation

by on May 25th, 2010

You can choose to make conflict the center of your life – going to court can last for years, and spending all of your money to address the conflict seems like a waste.  People engaged in this kind of conflict can often think of little else.  Many people start seeing themselves as victims, and they lose their sense of control and peace in their lives.

You can choose a more peaceful route that can address the real issues without all of the pain and expense of litigation.  That route for many people in Arizona is mediation.  Mediation in Scottsdale is an alternate dispute resolution process embraced around the world to end conflict quickly and powerfully.  The parties to a conflict jointly retain one mediator – a neutral party with conflict resolution skills – to help them resolve their conflict.  This happens through exchanges of information and the use of problem solving techniques.  The parties can enter into binding agreements through mediation, thereby formally ending conflict. Mediation ends conflict most of the time it is utilized. It is effective over 85% of the time.

There is often a moment at the end of the mediation when the parties experience the relief that comes with the knowledge that their conflict is complete, and they can now able to move forward with their lives.  “Lost time is never found again.”  (Benjamin Franklin)   If you find yourself in a stressful dispute, ask yourself:  How much of my life do I want to waste in conflict? Is it really worth my health and savings just to be right?

Alona M. Gottfried is an attorney and mediator in Arizona.  If you have questions about mediation, she can be reached at: 480-998-1500 or alona(at)  This is a general interest article only and is not intended to be legal advice.  See a legal professional before making legal decisions.

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  1. Even though we have hadrly any snow here in the Detroit area, I still want spring! I am fighting off the winter doldrums and need to see some sunshine and flowers!Sherry

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