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Dispute Busters

Do your find yourself in any of these situations? Then, you need to call the Dispute Busters at 623.412.2508 today!

  • You and your spouse or partner are splitting up, you're yelling at each other, the kids are choosing sides, and you already have more debts than you can handle?
  • A neighbor or relative has spread embarrassing (and, maybe, false) stories about you?
  • Your HOA members are in open warfare and rules are being flaunted? The congregation has split into two (or more) camps and members are threatening to leave?
  • A manager and key employee can't work together productively?
  • Your business partners want a "regime change"?
  • Your liability insurance can't handle another claim from a dissatisfied customer?

    The Mandorla: The two intersecting ovals at the top of this page are called a mandorla – an ancient spiritual symbol for the interactions of opposing forces or worlds. In mathematics, the overlapping area represent common elements between two groups. Our job at the West Valley Mediation Center is to help you discover and agree upon those common elements.
1. action in mediating between parties, as to effect an agreement or reconciliation.
2. International Law. an attempt to effect a peaceful settlement between disputing nations through the friendly good offices of another power.
3. nonbinding intervention between parties esp. in a labor dispute to promote resolution of a grievance, reconciliation, settlement, or compromise —compare ARBITRATION

1. the hearing and determining of a dispute or the settling of differences between parties by a person or persons chosen or agreed to by them: Rather than risk a long strike, the union and management agreed to arbitration.
2. International Law. the application of judicial methods to the settlement of international disputes.
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For immediate release
July 6, 2012

Foundation awards peer mediation grant

The West Valley Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to the West Valley Mediation Center to be used to fund support and training programs for advisors to peer mediation programs in area high schools. The Mediation Center, located at 6670 West Cactus Road in Glendale, is working with Sande Roberts, M.A., who established and operated a similar training program in San Mateo County, California.

Peer mediation programs train interested students to assist their classmates in resolving personal and social crises. In recent years, peer mediation has proven particularly useful in disputes involving cyberbullying and harassment based on real or perceived sexual orientation.

The West Valley Foundation was formed in 2000 as the Glendale Chamber Foundation to promote diversity education and minority businesses. The foundation ended its formal affiliation with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce earlier this year in order to expand its work throughout the West Valley. It sponsors the Cesar Chavez Celebrating Diversity Breakfast each March as its premier fundraising event.

The West Valley Mediation Center was started in 2006 by Glendale attorney and mediator Terry Mead and Amy Vavra-Mead.

Educators interested in becoming peer mediation advisors may contact the mediation center at 623-412-2508.




Do-It-Mostly-Yourself™ Divorce

Divorce does not need to be all out war. Even when divorce seems to be your only option, you still have choices. One choice is our Do-It-Mostly-Yourself ™ Divorce. Learn about the legal procedures and jargon, then complete all the necessary forms with help from experienced family law attorneys. Come with or without your spouse for the same low price. New sessions begin each month. Mediation is another choice. If you can’t agree, our trained Dispute Busters ™ can help you settle your disputes with less stress, less cost – and with or without the divorce sessions.

divorceThe monthly sessions are scheduled to coincide with court deadlines and timed to take you from beginning to end in about three months. Registration fees include forms and required copies. Court filing and process serving fees are extra. A representative from Frontier Process Service will be available to answer questions regarding filing and service of the summons and petition.

Additional sessions begin monthly.

LLC & S Corp Formation

Confused by the alphabet soup of company forms: LLC, PLLC, S-Corp, C-Corp, PC, Sole Proprietorship, etc.? What do they mean and why should you have one in place by January 1? And just what is a "statutory agent"?

Attend this seminar and have experienced business law attorneys and CPA Terry M. Brown explain the differences and benefits of each, then assist you in completing the initial formation documents for the two most popular business organizations today.

Attendees will leave with articles of organization, disclosure statements and appointment documents, as well as tax election forms; all completed and ready to file. Filing and publication instructions are included.


Facility for Rent

Are you looking for space to hold your next meeting?

  • Our conveniently located Seminar Center is available for you to: conduct seminars
  • hold team meetings
  • present forums and discussion groups
  • meet with business associates