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Pre Marital Mediation

Congratulations on finding the partner of your dreams!
While you plan your honeymoon, the venue, and the many wedding details,
don't forget the most important foundation for marriage -
a mutual understanding of your future and your finances.

Pre marital Mediation

In pre marital mediation service, we focus on discussing the important, yet at times difficult, conversations that help you build a successful foundation for the beginning of your marriage. These topics include: 

1. Finances
2. Children
3. Values
4. Your Futures

Your mediator guides the conversation and helps you both set the expectations for your future together.

Prenuptial Agreements

For some couples, a prenuptial agreement can help provide "insurance" for their relationship should they separate in the future.  While the goal for my clients is to live happily ever after, a prenuptial (or premarital) agreement provides security that you and your partner are on the same page before walking down the aisle on your wedding day.

We provide a flat fee service for the drafting and preparation of your prenuptial agreement.  Your discussions in pre marital mediation will help to shape your mutual agreements for your future.

Our Personalized Process

Why Prenuptial Agreements?

For many couples, you each individually have created your own lives before finding the person you want to spend forever with. Let it be buying a home, starting a business, or creating an investment portfolio, pre-marital agreements can help you create a mutually beneficial understanding that will help you both feel comfortable and secure should you separate in the future.

Premarital agreement often hold a negative connotation, with an assumption of divorce. We believe they are actually a way to set your marriage up for success, having important conversations and reaching agreements that benefit you both today and in the future.

Premarital agreements act as insurance for your marriage, with a focus on both of you being in control of your agreements. It allows you each to walk down the aisle with confidence that your relationship is built on love and trust, with a mutual understanding of your goals for the future.

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Newlywed Game

Want to get the conversations flowing with a fun game?

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Premarital Quiz

Curious if you and your partner have had the difficult conversations to set you up for success?

Premarital mediation gives you the opportunity to begin your relationship with a solid foundation.  We help you have the difficult conversations that set you up for a successful future.

  • 4. What are the benefits of these services?
    Our legal document preparation services benefit in a lot of ways, like Affordable and simple approach to finalizing your divorce or parenting plan agreements without hiring an expensive attorney. Simple forms to complete online, at your own pace, and draft all the necessary paperwork for the court. Unlimited email communication and revision of your documents. Easy to follow directions for completing your filing with the court. Convenience package that assists with signing, notarization, and filing of your documents.
  • 2. How long does your preparation service take?
    There is no specific duration for our document preparation services, although the shortest your divorce can be in Arizona is 60 days. Typically, once all necessary forms are completed, drafting court documents usually takes approximately one week. However, timelines can vary based on case complexity and the availability of our document preparer. For a more accurate estimate of time and cost, we recommend scheduling a complimentary consultation with us.
  • 1. Who handles legal document preparation?
    Kristyn Carmichael, the owner of Couples Solutions Center, also serves as a professional mediator and certified divorce financial analyst. As the designated legal doc preparer, she takes charge of preparing and filing all necessary legal documents for cases within Arizona. However, divorces outside of Arizona require assistance from another qualified professional.
  • 3. Can I make changes to filed documents after submission?
    Once your documents are filed with the court, making changes typically requires filing a motion or an amendment. We strongly advise you to thoroughly review your documents before filing to ensure they accurately reflect your agreements. If you have any queries or concerns, feel free to contact us.
  • 1. What are the qualifications and credentials of your mediator?
    Kristyn Carmichael, an experienced relationship mediator in Phoenix, Licensed Arizona attorney and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Is certified by the Academy of Professional Family Mediators after completing mediation training programs. Specializes in pre-marital, divorce, and parenting mediation services. Offers divorce financial coaching and document preparation. Is an expert in helping couples navigate various stages of their relationship through effective mediation strategies. Training Director for the Lodestar Dispute Resolutions Center at Arizona State University College of Law Learn more here.
  • 2. How long do the mediation sessions last?
    Our mediation sessions are 1 to 2 hours long each, depending on your schedule and the complexity of the issues needed to be discussed. The number of sessions depends on the needs and goals of the couple. We offer a free consultation for both fiancés to meet the couple's mediator in Phoenix and learn about the process.
  • 4. What are the benefits of your mediation service?
    Pre-marital mediation services: Allow couples to communicate constructively and respectfully about their expectations, values, and goals for their relationship. Help couples address potential areas of conflict, such as finances, beliefs, parenting, household responsibilities, and intimacy, and to find mutually beneficial solutions. Strengthen the bond and trust between partners by fostering a collaborative and supportive environment. Protect both partners’ interests and assets by creating a premarital (prenuptial) agreement that reflects their needs and preferences. Reduce the risk of divorce or separation by enhancing the couple’s skills and confidence in handling challenges and changes in their marriage.
  • 3. How much does couples mediation cost?
    Our mediation services offer a flat fee structure tailored to the complexity of your case and the number of required meetings. This approach typically results in costs that are approximately 85% lower than hiring attorneys. We do not disclose the exact fee on our website, but we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about our pricing.
  • 3. How long does the mediation take at Couples Solutions Center?
    The duration of our divorce mediation service depends on several factors, such as: Level of cooperation and communication between you and your spouse Number and complexity of the issues to be resolved Availability of both parties and the mediator In general, it takes 3 to 5 months, compared to 8 months to over a year for a divorce in court. You have more control over your timeline and can schedule your mediation sessions online or in-person for 2 hours at a time.
  • 1. Who is the mediator at Couples Solutions Center?
    The divorce mediation mediator at Couples Solutions Center is Kristyn Carmichael. She is an experienced family mediator and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA®). She has helped hundreds of clients find solutions for themselves and their families.
  • 2. How much does the mediation cost?
    We offer a flat fee for divorce mediation in Phoenix, which includes All the mediation sessions, The preparation of a comprehensive mediated settlement agreement, and The drafting and filing of all the necessary court documents. The flat fee varies depending on the complexity of your case and the number of issues to be resolved, but it is typically 85% less expensive than hiring attorneys. Schedule a complimentary consultation with us to get a quote for your specific situation.
  • 4. What are the benefits of mediation?
    Divorce mediation at Couples Solutions Center help You and your spouse have the power to make your own decisions, rather than a judge imposing a one-size-fits-all solution on you. You protect your privacy and confidentiality, as mediation is not a public record and does not involve airing your personal issues in a courtroom. You reduce the stress and conflict that often accompany litigation, and preserve a respectful relationship with your spouse, especially if you have children together. You save time and money, as mediation is faster and cheaper than going to court. You tailor your agreements to your family’s unique needs and goals, rather than following a standard formula.
  • 3. How long are the coaching sessions?
    Our coaching sessions are tailored to the individual or couple’s needs and goals. We do not have a fixed duration or frequency for the sessions, but we do offer a free divorce how-to guide and a complimentary consultation to get started.
  • 2. How much do your financial coaching services cost?
    Our divorce financial coaching does not have a one-size-fits-all price. The cost depends on several factors, including: The type of coaching you need The length of your coaching engagement The complexity of your financial situation However, we do offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation to discuss your specific needs and give you a personalized quote. Schedule your consultation by clicking here or by calling us at (480) 573-3317.
  • 4. What are its benefits?
    Our divorce financial coaching and financial neutral services: Help clients understand their current financial situation and future needs, as well as the tax and legal implications of various settlement options Provide unbiased and objective advice that is tailored to each client’s goals and values Work collaboratively with the clients and their attorneys or mediators to find creative and fair solutions that minimize conflict and maximize satisfaction Save clients time and money by reducing the need for multiple experts and avoiding costly mistakes
  • 1. What credentials do you hold for your services?
    Kristyn Carmichael is a divorce financial coach who has the following qualifications: Licensed Arizona attorney and a professional family mediator. Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) who can help clients understand the implications of their financial separation and find creative solutions that address their financial goals. Lodestar Dispute Resolution Training Director at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Conference Committee Chair of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) and a former board member and secretary of the same organization.
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