Therefore, it would be desirable to reach an agreement that is generally fair to both parties and that respects the spirit of the law. Keep in mind that even with a mutually agreed settlement agreement, the Court will ultimately consider and have to accept the agreement. An amicable solution in divorce must necessarily contain certain conditions and lay the foundations for the agreement of the parties on several points, called “ancillary measures” to a divorce. Instead, channel your focus and energy to reach an amicable settlement with your spouse or ex-partner. If you are able to negotiate directly with your ex-spouse, know what you want, and understand the trial, you may not need a lawyer. Mediation is required by most Arizona family courts, especially if minor children are involved.