Reagen Kulseth

$150 Initial Consultation (520) 888-4200
3333 North Campbell Ave · Suite 10 · Tucson, AZ 85719
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Mediation

Mediation is the process whereby an impartial third person helps disputing parties resolve their differences in a private and confidential setting. Mediation is a low cost, flexible, fast, efficient and completely confidential method of resolving disputes and is increasingly encouraged by Arizona courts. While mediation is neither therapy nor counseling, it is a process whereby both parties are able to explore various settlement options, make informed decisions and realize a positive outcome. Mediation has proven highly successful in many types of disputes, including assisting families in the resolution of disputes arising from divorce, as well as the ongoing issues associated with co-parenting children after the divorce is over.

State-Funded Mediation

In Pima County, the Family Center of Conciliation Court (FCCC) provides free mediation of custody and visitation disputes regarding minor children for parents going through a divorce, legal separation, paternity or child support action in the Superior Court. FCCC mediation is mandatory in almost every case involving a disagreement involving custody and parenting time. Although parents are required to attend, neither party is required to come to an agreement during mediation.

Unlike private mediation, FCCC mediators will not discuss property or debt issues or the enforcement of custody or parenting time orders.

FCCC services are available in Spanish, as well as other languages as needed.

Private Mediation

If you are interested in mediating your divorce settlement, we highly recommend the services of Marie Mendelson Piccarreta, of Old Pueblo Mediation Services. Marie is a past chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Arizona. She is also an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Family Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution, a national organization for professional divorce mediation practitioners which grants membership to mediators who have satisfied its training, experience and educational requirements; as well as a past President of the Mediation Association of Southern Arizona and a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Dispute Resolution Association. Ms. Piccarreta has received extensive and ongoing training in dispute resolution techniques and has been specifically trained as a divorce mediator both locally and by nationally recognized mediators. She has successfully mediated family disputes for the last fourteen years, including disputes arising from marital dissolution, property division, child custody, visitation, child support and spousal maintenance. Ms. Piccarreta has served as a Pima County Superior Court Pro-Tem Settlement Judge, as well as a mediator for the Arizona Attorney General's Office, Civil Rights Division, the Tucson Association of Realtors, the State Bar of Arizona and the Tucson Community Mediation Program.

Downtown Office:
145 South Sixth Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Telephone: (520) 881-2021
Telefax: (520) 881-2142

Central Office:
3919 East Cooper St.
Tucson, Arizona 85711 
E-mail: oldpueblomediationservices@cox.net 
Web site: www.oldpueblomediationservices.com

Last Updated: 01/23/2015