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Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators


Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators(MCAFMis a professional group of family law attorneys, mediators, family therapists, child specialists, certified divorce financial analysts, financial experts, judicial officers and others who are interested in and supportive of resolving family issues through mediation and other collaborative problem solving processes. Founded in 1994, MCAFM's mission has been to educate professionals,  to inform the public about mediation practices and to support legislation and court policies that increase the use of mediation in family law related matters. 

MCAFM requires its members to meet high standards of performance and expertise and provides the public with guidelines for choosing a professional mediator. Our members adhere to the Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation adopted by the Family Section of the American Bar Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators.

has various membership categories
from Student and Associate members to Advanced Practitioner members, all at a reasonable annual cost. Membership benefits include monthly continuing education at reasonable cost, discounts for other events, networking, marketing and mentorship opportunities.

Common Family Mediation Issues include Separation and Divorce, Custody/Legal Decision-Making and Parenting Time, Spousal and/or Child Support, Post-Divorce Modifications, Cohabitation Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Grandparenting, Elder Care  Decisions, Probate-Estate Matters, Family Businesses, LGBTQ Families, and Parent/Teen Issues.


Benefits of Mediation
  • Confidential
  • Cost Effective
  • Less Stressful
  • Private - Safe - Positive 
  • Cooperative  

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Upcoming EventsMCAFM Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, June 24,2024
11:45 am -1:30 pm

" LGBTQ Issues in Mediation."  Stanna Michelle Slater,  Presenter


Member Spotlight
Members Hosting Events 


Presenting?  Hosting an event in the next 30-60 days?  Let us know!
Members in the Press

Have you been published or quoted  in a media article in the last 30-60 days?  Let us know!

by the end of each month with "Member Spotlight event" in the subject and details in the body of the email. This will appear in the following month's meeting notification email.

This website is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matters covered. It is provided with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the service of a competent professional person should be sought. The Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators (MCAFM) searchable database is provided as a convenience to our user public only. MCAFM does not make any warranty, express or implied, regarding the quality of professional services provided by a listed Advanced Practitioner, Practitioner or other MCAFM member.  Inquiry should be made of individual mediators as to their qualifications to handle specific matters.