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"Positively painless from start to finish! I had a friend that filed before me with an attorney -- my divorce is final and she is still struggling to get hers over with."

–Cheryl, Phoenix



"I can say without a doubt that my ex-spouse and I both received very fair terms per the expertise of seasoned mediators. I came in expecting the worst, but left very satisfied. Agreement House was able to close our case within 4 hours and at a fraction of the cost of hiring attorneys."

–Bob, Chandler



"Un-intimidating, helpful, and positive atmosphere with compassionate and caring people. Cost effective and quick process."

–Doug, Scottsdale


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Rather than being built on a law firm model, we developed Agreement House™ to make life easier for our customers. Here are some of the common situations we can help with...

 


AH circle "I'M HOPING FOR A 'CIVILIZED DIVORCE' BUT I'M NOT SURE WHERE TO START..."

Agreement House™ offers its trademarked introductory service, The D.O.R.A. Session™ -- Divorce Options Review & Assessment.

You can come in alone or with your spouse and spend up to 90 minutes with two professional advisors (a divorce attorney, and a non-lawyer mediation specialist). Together we will...

  • Review the pros and cons of mediation, arbitration and litigation.
  • Explain how the courts work, including, when relevant, how child support is calculated by the courts. (Even if you agree on a different amount, the court requires that you identify the calculated amount.)
  • Explain how certain funds, such as retirement accounts and pensions, need special documentation for the courts and the IRS.
  • Provide you with background materials explaining what information you'll need, including a Dissolution Information Questionnaire you'll take with you that keys you into the issues you'll need to address, however you decide to proceed.
  • Give you samples of a Settlement Agreement and Custody Parenting Agreement, and materials prepared by the Arizona Supreme Court to help you succeed in agreeing on parenting issues.
  • And, most important, answer your questions and let you make informed decisions about how to proceed.

This introductory session usually takes 60-90 minutes. You'll leave with clarity about your options and our "DORA" notebook, full of information to help you make good decisions.



 


AH circle "WE'D LIKE A 'CIVILIZED DIVORCE' BUT HAVE SOME SERIOUS DISAGREEMENTS..."

Come in for a mediation and we think you'll be surprised at how a skilled mediator can generate agreements, often by offering creative compromises.

Your mediation need NOT be across-the-table negotiations -- rather, you and your spouse will be in separate rooms while we provide "shuttle diplomacy," going back and forth, working toward resolutions. You've had enough conflict; you're at Agreement House™ for solutions, not conflict.

Your mediator will help you reach agreement, and the beauty of mediation is that you reach an agreement together, making the best of a bad situation. The mediator will write up a summary of the agreement and this will serve as a foundation for a do-it-yourself divorce, or for documents prepared by one of our attorneys.




AH circle "WE'VE AGREED ON EVERYTHING – WE JUST NEED HELP WITH THE PAPERWORK..."

If you don't want to trust your future to a do-it-yourself project, then our Assisted Divorce is a fast, affordable alternative.

Come into Agreement House™ -- either alone or with your spouse --and meet with one of our mediators to review the decisions you've made about your divorce.

Then, consulting with one of our attorneys, we will collect all the information the courts require for the divorce documents. We become your Agreement House Document Shepherd™, making sure all the documents needed to file for divorce are drafted and reviewed by one of our divorce attorneys. You sign the papers and we have them submitted to the court. Then, after the mandatory 60-day waiting period, we file the remaining documents and once the court has approved them, the divorce is complete. It's fast, easy and affordable.




AH circle "WE KNOW WE'LL NEVER AGREE BUT HATE THE IDEA OF GOING TO COURT..."

Disagree in private with THE AGREEMENT HOUSE™ COURT-ALTERNATIVE™

Your day in court, without having to go to the courthouse.™

Now you can have your own informal mini-trial before an experienced divorce arbitrator (who is an experienced judge pro tem) - in private, with or without attorneys. With the pre-approval of a judge, the results are binding, just like in regular divorce court, but the proceeding are private and informal - it's fast and fair and you get "your day in court' without having to go to the courthouse.

Click here for more information on our Court-Alternative.™