Professional Details

Joy Borum, JD
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Family Mediation Center

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7515 E. 1st Street, Ste. 118
Scottsdale, AZ 852514532
(480) 949-9511
Fax: (480) 949-8814


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Mediator, Coach, Facilitator, Trainer, Peacemaker in conflict resolution and communication since 1985. Divorce, family, elder, wills, trusts, business. Court Mediator Roster, former Parenting Coordinator and Judge Pro Tem. Co-chaired committees that drafted AZ's 1st mediation training curriculum & standards of conduct. Co-provider 1st adv. family mediation training in AZ. Co-author univ. mediation text. Former chair state bar ADR section. Conflict consultant/facilitator. Founding member professional family mediation assoc. Helping others see, understand, move through and forward for over 40 years. HEAD, HEART, GUT, SOUL = whole resolutions with clarity, confidence and confidentiality. Flat fees (including court fees when needed)

Professional Background

Educator, trainer, former car dealer & politician Chaired state and county bar ADR sections, founding member co. family mediation assoc. & president. Train & consult . Advanced training in psychology, couples & small systems.


25 years/1,000+ cases. Joy is a partner in The Family Mediation Center, established in 1981. Joy has an active law license plus decades of training and experience in psychology, family and organizational systems, mental health and stepfamilies.


Honors B.A. psychology and history; honors Juris Doctor.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1982    James Benning, Ph.D.    Basic 40 & 20 as best I recall
zillions since    J.D.s, Ph.D.s, Psy.D.s, M.A.s & M.C.s    All basic, advanced, family, d.v., elder, mental health imaginable


Clients' have their answers within. I assist accessing and articulating their expertise. My style ranges from transformative to evaluative.


My experience is that depending on the situation, the average case including $611 in court filing fees costs between $1,200 without minor children to $5,500. My hourly rate for mediation is $350.

Other Information

My education, experiences, business, political, and family life have supported clients through nearly 4,000 cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family (5 mediated)
  • Art (1 mediated)
  • Business (29 mediated)
  • Congregational (2 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural (19 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (4,000 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (3,800 mediated)
  • Elder (17 mediated)
  • Estate Planning (2 mediated)
  • Family (8 mediated)
  • Franchise (3 mediated)
  • General (6 mediated)
  • LGBTQ (10 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation (397 mediated)
  • Online Mediation (7 mediated)
  • Partnership (4 mediated)
  • Prenuptial (21 mediated)
  • Probate (4 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (2 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer


Allison Quattrocchi former owner Family Mediation Center denise blommel co-trainer & professional colleague Oliver Ross professional colleague Ruth Lusby professional colleague cristi McMurdie professional colleague darra rayndon professional colleague The Hon. James McDougall, Ret. professional colleague Elizabeth Karabatsos professional colleague Terry Lee professional colleague Kathy McCormick professional colleague

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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