Author Archive for: Peter Axelrod

About Peter Axelrod

A University of Michigan Law School graduate, Peter D. Axelrod has practiced exclusively in the field of divorce and family law for the past 25 years. His experience includes trial work, collaborative divorce, and mediation.

Peter Axelrod Tucson AZ. Divorce Lawyer, Divorce Mediator, Family Law and Collaborative Attorney

Peter believes that the personal nature of family law requires a great deal more from a domestic relations attorney. After practicing for a number of years, and in order to better respond to his clients needs, Peter earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Arizona. His counseling experience has helped him understand family relationships and ensured skillful communications with clients and opposing attorneys.

Entries by Peter Axelrod

Divorce Mediation Agreement

We acknowledge that the essence of Divorce Mediation is our shared belief that it is in our best interests to commit ourselves to avoiding litigation. We agree to use Divorce Mediation, which does not rely on a Court-imposed resolution, and does rely on an atmosphere of honesty, cooperation, integrity and professionalism geared toward the future well-being of the participants. We want to minimize, if not eliminate, the negative economic, social and emotional consequences of protracted litigation…

Overnights for Young Children of Divorce

It is generally thought best that overnights for young children be carefully considered by divorcing parents before they are initiated. Key to the success of such overnights are good communication skills and each parent’s ability to put aside their own desires for the benefit of their young children. Above all, the child should not be […]

Benefits Of The Collaborative Divorce Process Compared With The Traditional Adversarial Process

Team Approach. There is a team approach in the collaborative divorce. Attorneys and  professionals in allied divorce related fields are used to lead the collaborative team in their fields of expertise. They are: 1) a financial professional for asset, obligation and spousal support payment issues; 2) a licensed mental health professional as a divorce coach […]

The Clients Rights

The rights of an attorney’s client are no different than the rights of a customer of any other business or organization. As well, the attorney is a service provider no different than any other business or organization that provides services to the public. Such relationships have implications for both the attorney and the client that […]

Rules of the Road in Helping Establish a Collaborative Environment

Whether the environment is at home, at the workplace or in a legal divorce discussion or negotiation, there are basic “rules of the road” that will lead to successful, non-adversarial collaborative participation. Foremost among these is to take full and complete responsibility for what occurs in the environment. This does not mean one is responsible […]

The Reviewing Attorney in Divorce Mediation

Divorcing parties who enter Divorce Mediation are generally advised by their mediator to have the final agreement reviewed by their separate attorneys before signing. For the client who wants additional assurance that the agreement coming out of the Divorce Mediation process is equitable, having separate counsel review it prior to signing can address that concern, […]

The Task of the Financial Professional in a Collaborative Divorce Case

The Financial Professional in a Collaborative Divorce case plays a significant role in the process. The Financial Professional must ascertain through diligent document review and examination of records, as well as by dint of experience and knowledge, the clients’ financial landscape.  This means whatever assets, obligations and financial goings on that are part of the […]