Going through a divorce will likely be one of the most significant and stressful life events you will ever face.
It’s not only devastating emotionally, but the divorce process itself, if not handled properly, can be drawn-out, costly and damaging to everyone involved, including your children.
But you can make sure that doesn't happen by mediating your divorce with us.
If you do, your divorce can be efficient, cost-effective and child-focused. So you can heal, move forward and be the good co-parents your kids are counting on you to be.
We know first-hand how devastating divorce can be because our lives have been affected by it, too.
That's why we always mediate each case personally and are here to help you every step of the way!
So take your first step towards a peaceful divorce.
If you live in a state where we practice, schedule an initial meeting for you and your spouse today!
The Equitable Mediation Team
Cheryl and Joe are consummate professionals and they made a really awful and difficult time far more palatable. They are kind, smart, patient, and competent.
Cheryl's coaching and support will prove invaluable to anyone. And Joe will make sure all parties’ thoughts and concerns are articulated and heard; even when the parties cannot articulate those thoughts themselves.
We do not recommend divorce. But we recommend Joe and Cheryl, highly. We are grateful they were there for us.
- F.F. & B.F.
Putting Kids First
We'll help you identify and come to agreement on a parenting plan and all relevant parenting issues as mom and dad - not plaintiff and defendant. Ensuring the best interests of your kids are front and center throughout all negotiations.
Dollars and Sense
And we'll help you come to fair and equitable agreements on child support, alimony, and property division using our extensive knowledge of divorce finances.
To help manage conflict and the intense emotional upheaval that can accompany divorce, you’ll have unlimited access to our Divorce Coach, Cheryl Dillon, throughout the mediation process.
A Proven Process
Our proven mediation process is specifically designed to keep your negotiations peaceful, productive, and cost-effective so you can avoid an ugly, drawn-out, and financially ruinous divorce.
Flexible Meeting Options
You can choose to work with our neutral third party divorce mediator, Joe Dillon, how and where you want, either in-person, or virtually - online .
No Hidden Fees
And to eliminate the anxiety of unknown mounting legal fees, you'll know upfront what you'll pay with our all-inclusive, flat-fee mediation services.
From guiding us through the issues to ensuring our agreement was thorough to the kindness they showed us during our time working together, Joe and Cheryl didn't let us down.
We are grateful for everything they did to make a highly emotional and very personal event easier on us and our family.
Allowing you to peacefully end your marriage in months instead of years, while saving thousands on your divorce.
You’ll make decisions as mom and dad, not plaintiff and defendant when using mediators for divorce. So you can both have parenting time and be actively involved in your children's lives.
Neither spouse can “win” at the expense of the other because the terms of your divorce settlement agreement must be acceptable to both of you.
Thank you for helping us reach a fair and balanced agreement. I guess that's why you're called Equitable Mediation Services!
Whether you work inside the home or outside of it, have minor children, grown children or are child-free, have been married a short time or have been together for many years, mediation is the smartest way to divorce.
Your divorce can be peaceful.
Your divorce can be fair.
And you can put your kids first.
So choose the divorce method that’s better for you and your children.
And choose the expert divorce mediation services team at Equitable Mediation.
If you and your spouse have agreed to divorce, both want to mediate, and live in a state where we practice, take the next step and book an initial meeting for the two of you.
Of all the states in which we practice divorce mediation, NJ is one of the leaders in terms of adoption and use, both privately and publically.
We offer our NJ divorce mediation service in these Morris, Essex, Somerset, Mercer, Camden and Ocean county locations:
Online divorce mediation sessions are also available to couples throughout the state of NJ.
Illinois divorce mediation, especially in Cook county, has grown tremendously since 2014 as both practitioners and courts alike continue to encourage its use.
In Illinois, in the following locations, we offer face-to-face divorce mediation services:
Our online mediation program is also available in Illinois and is especially popular with clients in and far from Chicagoland.
While divorce mediation was originally only available through the Pennsylvania family courts, today couples can get an uncontested divorce as numerous mediators now offer private divorce mediation. PA couples can skip the public courtroom drama, and instead work confidentially with a private PA divorce mediator.
In PA, divorce mediation is available to client couples in the following locations:
And online divorce mediation sessions are available to parties throughout PA, so even couples who live in Harrisburg or Lancaster counties can use this convenient PA divorce mediation process.
While the State of New York is generally supportive of divorce mediation, NYC courts are still quite particular about process and procedure - making the practice of divorce mediation in NYC both an art and a science.
Our in-person divorce mediation services are offered in 3 Manhattan locations
Couples in all 5 boroughs including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island or anywhere in Upstate NY can also benefit by our online divorce mediation service. New York City traffic is no longer an obstacle with this convenient and effective option.
A pioneer of divorce mediation, California has been supportive of “alternative dispute resolution” since 1961.
Today, family mediation is widely used to peacefully end a marriage with no court involvement by the parties. We meet with client couples in the following Southern California and Northern California locations:
Our mediator serves California with in-person or online divorce mediation services.
Washington State has been encouraging alternative dispute resolution options such as divorce mediation since the 1980's. In fact, King County and a few other counties require it.
And it’s that long history and commitment to helping parties avoid destructive litigation that makes divorce mediation in Washington State a more peaceful solution for smart couples.
We meet with client couples in the following King County WA locations:
Our mediator serves Washington State with in-person or online divorce mediation services.