Fair, Thorough, and Compassionate Divorce Mediation Services

Going through a divorce will likely be one of the most significant and stressful life events you will ever face.

It’s not only distressing emotionally, but the divorce process itself, if not handled properly, can be drawn-out, costly and damaging to everyone involved, including your children.

Joe-Dillon-Cheryl-Dillon-Equitable-MediationBut 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.

Schedule an online initial meeting for you and your spouse today!

Joe Dillon & Cheryl Dillon

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.

Equitable Mediation Services: A Comprehensive Divorce Mediation Solution

Putting Kids First

putting kids first

We'll help you identify and come to agreement on a parenting plan and all relevant parenting issues as parents - not plaintiff and defendant. Ensuring the best interests of your kids are front and center throughout all negotiations.

Dollars and Sense

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.

Emotional Support

emotional support

To help manage conflict and the intense emotional upheaval that can accompany divorce, you’ll have access to our Divorce Coach, Cheryl Dillon, throughout the mediation process.

A Proven Process

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.

Online Meeting Options

flexible meeting options

To make your mediation convenient and efficient, you can work with our expert divorce mediator, Joe Dillon, either via our easy-to-use online meeting software (online mediation) or in-person (in select locations).

No Hidden Fees

no hidden fees

And to eliminate the anxiety of unknown mounting legal fees, you'll know upfront what you'll pay with our customized, 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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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 negotiations 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 Services!

- D.R.

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


Amicable Divorce

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.

Divorce After 20 Years or More

Whether it came on recently, or you've been unhappy a long time, you still care for and respect each other very much - appreciating the contributions and sacrifices you each made during your marriage.
Between paying for your kids' college education and retirement being closer than you'd like to admit, you want to work together to ensure you each have the support and resources you need to move on with the next chapter in your soon-to-be separate lives.

Sole Breadwinner + Stay-at-Home Mom Divorce

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.

Gray Divorce

You've worked hard to raise your children and get to where you are financially. But with the kids now all grown up, and retirement your new reality, you and your spouse have grown apart.
You don’t want to spend your Golden Years in a protracted legal battle, wasting your valuable time and money. You want to preserve the wealth you've worked so hard for, and spend your remaining years living life to the fullest.

Divorce After Short Marriage

When you got married a few years ago, you never thought you’d find yourself facing divorce. And even though you've 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.

Entrepreneur / Business Owner Divorce

You’ve both sacrificed a lot over the years. One of you working long hours to put your family on a path to financial freedom. While the other not only held down the fort at home, but provided emotional and tactical support as the business formed, developed and grew. And while business ownership can be rewarding professionally, it can be extremely difficult personally.
You want your agreement to balance each of your interests while acknowledging the scheduling challenges and compensation complexities unique to an entrepreneurial lifestyle. And at the same time, prevent outsiders from destroying everything you’ve worked so hard to build.

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 services team at Equitable Mediation.

Choose Equitable Mediation.

If you and your spouse have agreed to divorce and both want to mediate, take the next step and book an online initial meeting for the two of you.

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

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 publicly.

Online divorce mediation sessions are available to couples throughout the state of NJ.

We also offer our NJ divorce mediation service in these Morris, Essex, Somerset, Mercer, Camden and Ocean county locations:

  • North Jersey: Montclair, Morristown
  • Central Jersey: Bridgewater, Princeton, Short Hills
  • South Jersey: Cherry Hill, Neptune City / Asbury Park

Divorce Mediation Illinois

Illinois divorce mediation, especially in Cook county, has grown tremendously since 2014 as both practitioners and courts alike continue to encourage its use.

Our online mediation program is available in Illinois and is especially popular with clients in and far from Chicagoland.

In Illinois, in the following locations, we also offer face-to-face divorce mediation services:

  • Chicago: Lincoln Park
  • Chicago: The Loop
  • Evanston
  • Northbrook
  • Arlington Heights / Schaumburg

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.

Online divorce mediation sessions are available to parties throughout PA, so couples who live in Harrisburg County, Lancaster County and beyond can use this convenient PA divorce mediation process.

In PA, divorce mediation is also available to client couples in the following locations:

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

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.

Regardless of where you live, our mediator serves all of California with online divorce mediation services.

We also meet with client couples in the following Southern California and Northern California locations:

  • Divorce Mediation Los Angeles Metro: Ontario, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, Downtown LA
  • Divorce Mediation San Diego Metro: Carlsbad, La Jolla, Solana Beach
  • Divorce Mediation San Francisco
  • Divorce Mediation San Jose / Mountain View
  • Orange County - Irvine

Divorce Mediation New York

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.

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

And 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

Washington Divorce Mediation

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.

Our mediator serves Washington State with in-person or online divorce mediation services.

We meet with client couples in the following King County WA locations:

  • Divorce Mediation Seattle
  • Divorce Mediation Bellevue

Michigan Divorce Mediation

Our mediator serves Michigan with online divorce mediation services.

Wisconsin Divorce Mediation

For couples divorcing in Wisconsin, our online divorce mediation services are an effective and convenient solution.

If you live in any of these states, skip the attorneys and litigation. Instead, choose Equitable Mediation and let our expert mediators 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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