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.
PLACE: BLUEWATER GRILL