Divorce Mediation in NJ, Illinois, PA, California and NYC:

equitable_mediation_is_a_life_saver.jpgGoing through a divorce will likely be one of the most significant and stressful life events you and your spouse 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 if you or your spouse live in New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California or New York City, 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 on and be the good co-parents your kids are counting on you to be.

I'm glad we chose to work with Joe and Cheryl instead of lawyers. Equitable Mediation was definitely a more civilized way to go.

- E.K.

Equitable Mediation: A Complete Divorce and Mediation Solution

The issues in a divorce have less to do with family law and more to do with money, emotions and paperwork.

That's why our divorce mediation services cover all of the critical aspects of your divorce and are specifically designed to enable you to complete the steps to divorce peacefully, fairly and cost-effectively. 

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.

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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.

Emotional Support


To help manage conflict and the intense emotional upheaval that can accompany divorce, you’ll have unlimited access to our Divorce Coach 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 how and where you want, either in-person, or virtually. 

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. 

You'll have everything you need to ensure your divorce and mediation goes as smoothly as possible.

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We're Expert Divorce Mediators:

Here to help you every step of the way!

We know first-hand how devastating divorce can be because our lives have been affected by it, too.

That's why we mediate each case personally and do everything we can to make divorce less expensive, less time-consuming and less stressful for our clients and their children.

Joe Dillon & Cheryl Dillon

The Equitable Mediation Team

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.

- C.R.

No Other Divorce Option Has The Advantages Mediation Provides:

  • Mediation is a conflict resolution process that enables you to complete your divorce in less time, with less stress and at a lower cost - without lawyers.

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.

  • Mediation allows you to create an agreement you both find fair.

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.

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Thank you for helping us reach a fair and balanced agreement. I guess that's why you're called Equitable Mediation!

- D.R.

No Matter Who You Are, Divorce Mediation Can Work for You.


Dual-Income Couple with Minor Children

You’re both devoted to your children and have great respect for each other as parents, even though the spark has faded in your marriage.
You want your divorce to be peaceful, fair and focused on the needs of your kids so you can both share parenting time, remain actively involved in their lives and be great co-parents after your divorce is final.

Empty Nesters

You've worked hard to raise your children and get to where you are financially. But now the kids have grown up and you and your spouse have grown apart.
Between paying for your kids' college education and retirement being closer than you'd like to admit, you want to preserve the wealth you've each worked so hard for so you can spend your golden years comfortably.

Stay-at-Home Mom + Sole Breadwinner

Each of you has played a vital role in raising your children and financially advancing your family to where you are today.
Now that you’re divorcing, you want to make sure your settlement agreement acknowledges the contributions each of you made to the marriage, inside and outside the home, without getting short-changed financially in the process.

Short-Term Marriage with No Kids

When you got married a few years ago, you never thought you’d find yourself facing divorce. And even though you've only been married less than 5 years, it doesn't mean splitting up hurts any less.
You want your divorce to be fair, but don't want it to be full of drama, cost a fortune or take forever to complete.

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.


Divorce is difficult but it doesn't have to be a disaster.

Forget everything you think you know about the divorce process.

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 team at Equitable Mediation.

Choose Equitable Mediation.

If you and your spouse have agreed to divorce and both want to mediate, start the process by booking an initial meeting for the two of you.

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Early in the process?

Get our Free eBook to learn about the benefits of mediating your divorce.

Before you go out and hire a divorce lawyer, learn why you owe it to yourself and your children to mediate instead.

10 Compelling Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce eBook

If You Live in Any of These States, Our Expert Divorce Mediation Services Can Work for You!

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Divorce Mediation New Jersey

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, and Camden county locations:

  • North Jersey: Montclair, Morristown
  • Central Jersey: Bridgewater, Princeton, Short Hills
  • South Jersey: Cherry Hill 

Online divorce mediation sessions are also available to couples throughout NJ.

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Divorce Mediation Illinois

Illinois divorce mediation, especially in Cook county and the “collar counties” of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will, 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:

  • Chicago: Lincoln Park
  • Chicago: The Loop
  • Evanston
  • Northbrook
  • Naperville

Our online mediation program is also available in Illinois and is especially popular with clients in and far from Chicagoland including Sugar Grove, Joliet, Manhattan, and even The Quad Cities.

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Pennsylvania Divorce Mediation

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:

  • Bucks County: Newtown
  • Montgomery County: Bryn Mawr
  • Philadelphia County: Philadelphia

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.

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Divorce Mediation New York City

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

  • Mid-Town: Central Park South
  • Mid-Town: Penn Plaza / Midtown West
  • Downtown: Financial District

Couples in all 5 boroughs including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island can also benefit by online divorce mediation. New York City traffic is no longer an obstacle with this convenient and effective option.

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California Divorce Mediation

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 locations:

  • Divorce Mediation Los Angeles Metro: Ontario, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks
  • Divorce Mediation San Diego Metro: Carlsbad, San Diego, Solana Beach

Our mediator serves southern California with in-person or online divorce mediation services.

If you live in any of these states, skip the attorneys and litigation. Instead, choose Equitable Mediation and let our mediator help make your divorce less expensive, less stressful and get you a thorough divorce agreement that's fair to both of you and puts your children first!

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