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MCAFM meets the last Tuesday of each month (except in summer) at the Bluewater Grill, 1720 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 from 11:45 a.m - 1:15 p.m.  Registration begins at  11:30 a.m.
There is networking, information exchange, a business meeting and a program with continuing education certificates. 

Cost:  Members with RSVP by noon Friday before the meeting --$25
          Walk-in Members, Non-Members and Guests -- $30





November 27, 2018

PROGRAM TOPIC:  Open Roundtable Discussion of Hot Topic Issues

Bring your burning questions!  Mara Linder will moderate an open discussion of divorce mediation issues that can puzzle or confuse.  Using the wisdom of our MCAFM members, you are invited to share your questions and insights.  Consider:  How to keep private financial information confidential and out of the public record?  What is your approach to mediating spousal maintenance issues?  What is a Decree of Separate Maintenance?  Is it the same as a Decree of Legal Separation?  Given the changes to the federal dependency exemption, what are other options to consider?    


PRESENTER: Mara Linder, JD, MA is a licensed Arizona attorney and holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. With over 26 years of experience practicing law and over six years working in the psychology field, Mara brings a pool of legal, business, and psychological expertise, insight, and knowledge to her mediation sessions.  She recently appeared on Good Morning Arizona in a live interview on divorce mediation and was also featured on Impact Makers Radio international “Let’s Talk Divorce” series. Mara spent the first part of her legal career as an attorney with the law firms of Gallagher & Kennedy and Steptoe & Johnson, then obtained her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling with highest distinction and worked as an Adjunct professor of Counseling Psychology at Argosy University.  She is Past President of the Arizona Counselors Association and has been published in the Arizona Counseling Journal.  Mara founded Affordable Mediation in 2010 dedicated to providing high quality, professional divorce mediation services at an affordable price.  Affordable Mediation has two locations, North Central Phoenix and West Valley. 


           1720 E. Camelback Road

            Phoenix, AZ  85016


:   Registration and Networking at 11:30 a.m.

Meeting is 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

RSVP:   RSVP at www.mcafm.orgEventsMonthly Meeting by noon on the Friday preceding the meeting date.

CLE:    This program may provide up to one (1) continuing education credit hour based upon a sixty (60) minute hour.

CANCELLATIONS:  You must cancel 48 hours prior to the meeting date. If you RSVP “yes” and do not cancel in time, you will be charged the applicable fee stated above.  You may cancel your RSVP online