Settlements

Phoenix Divorce Lawyer: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Negotiation • Mediation • Parenting Conference • Family Settlement Conference     • Arbitration

At our Arizona family law firm in Phoenix, divorce lawyer Mark Werner will encourage you to make a whole-hearted attempt to reach a divorce settlement through the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). We make use of all the resources offered by the courts of Arizona: conciliation court, mediation, Parenting Conferences and ADR Family Settlement Conferences. Our firm exclusively represents men and father’s right, and has proven strategies that help most clients avoid the expense, public exposure, and emotional damage involved in divorce trials. Contact our office exclusively representing men and father’s rights for a FREE CONSULTATION about divorce settlement options that are in your family’s best interests.

Divorce with Minor Children: Custody and Parenting Time

When a divorce involves children, is the responsibility of the family court, the attorneys, and the parents to see that the terms of the settlement are in the best interests of the children. Divorce is a business transaction which involves the business of parenting. If no agreement is reached, the judge, a stranger to your family, will make decisions that will affect your relationship with your children for years to come.

The first stage we recommend is family mediation and/or a Parenting Conference. In Arizona mediation is a process where parents, without attorneys, discuss legal decision making and parenting time/physical custody issues and try to reach an agreement. We will help you prepare for these events, both to improve your negotiating position and help you recognize a reasonable agreement during the process.

If no agreement is reached, you will request a non-confidential Parenting Conference. The court-appointed conciliator will make a recommendation to the judge following the Parenting Conference. Judge’s ordinarily follow the recommendations contained in the Parenting Conference reports. Our client’s are THOROUGHLY prepared for their Parenting Conference, including receiving redacted Parenting Conference reports from previous cases. You will understand exactly what the Parenting Conference Provider is looking for. Proper preparation yields positive results.

Property Settlements • Spousal Maintenance/Alimony • Child Support

The financial arrangements involved in divorce, division of community property, marital debts and assets, spousal maintenance/alimony, the question of which party stays in the marital home, and child support, are also best handled through negotiation and/or ADR. Trials are expensive, public, and result in a decision made by a judge, rather than one you have negotiated. As a family lawyer exclusively representing men and father’s rights, Mr. Werner has the experience to help you determine whether a settlement offer is reasonable or not, and how to minimize legal expenses and preserve assets.

Mr. Werner personally and aggressively represents all clients and works to develop strategies to protect their rights as a parent, a wage earner, and a property owner.  Our law firm exclusively represents Men and Fathers in the Phoenix Arizona area – we help husbands and dads in divorce and family law matters in Maricopa and Pinal County. Call our Phoenix law office at 480-283-0352, 602-234-3237, 623-561-7779 or contact us online for a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your concerns. 

For information on negotiating a divorce settlement in the Phoenix area, call the Law Office of Mark Werner at 480-283-0352, 602-234-3237, 623-561-7779.