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Michael Aurit

The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation

Michael Aurit

Michael Aurit admires his clients for making the choice to have the healthiest divorce they can. He’s eternally grateful for their incomparable Aurit Center team, who light a clear path of peace and hope for families. Michael leads The Aurit Center with his wife Karen and feels this is his highest honor and privilege.

Getting a divorce does not require waging a war. Divorce mediation offers a positive alternative to fighting it out through aggressive divorce lawyers who charge massive legal fees. In divorce mediation, you—not a judge—control your divorce terms, empowering you every step of the way. Our neutral mediators guide a respectful process so you can reach your best agreements on all issues of separation, including:

  • Property Division
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Support and Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Legal Decision-Making Authority

As a mediation trainer. Michael helps aspiring and experienced mediators reach their greatest potential. He is a nationally respected professional mediator, prominent mediation trainer, and inspiring thought leader. As Director and Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Arizona, Michael has helped thousands of people resolve their divorce and child custody issues in a healthier way.

Michael teaches mediation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. He served as President of The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) from 2019 to 2021, where he provided future-focused leadership through the pandemic and championed the embrace of online mediation. He currently serves as Ethics Chair of the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators.

Michael provides mediation training and private mediation business coaching as Director and Co-Founder of The National           Conflict Resolution Institute (NCRI), an online training center of excellence based on the belief that becoming a master mediator doesn’t have to take a lifetime. NCRI takes a strengths-based approach rooted in core values and beliefs, highly focused techniques, and artful strategies to develop masterful mediators.


  • Pepperdine Law, Law Degree (JD), 2012
  • Boston Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Musical Theatre Performance, 2005
  • Emerson College, Political Communication, 2005
  • The Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law, Master’s Degree, Dispute Resolution (MDR), 2012


  • Nationally recognized divorce and family mediator
  • President, The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)
  • Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law, The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, The Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center
  • Ethics Chair, Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators
  • “10 Best” Arizona Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Arizona Supreme Court, Certified Legal Document Preparer