Divorce Mediation in NJ and Illinois:

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 live in NJ or Illinois, 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., Chicago, IL

Equitable Mediation: A Complete Divorce and Mediation Solution

The issues in a divorce have less to do with laws 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 all of the steps to divorce peacefully, fairly and cost-effectively. 



We'll help you identify the relevant issues so you can make informed decisions that are right for you and your children.



And we'll help you come to fair and equitable agreements on child support, alimony, and the division of your assets and liabilities 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


Unlike other divorce mediators, we're fully involved from start to finish, actively guiding you through our complete and thorough divorce and mediation process.

Flexible Meeting Options


You can choose to work with our divorce mediators 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 from start to finish.

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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., Naperville, IL

No Other Divorce Option Has The Advantages Mediation Provides:

  • Mediation 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 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 settlement 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., Bridgewater, NJ

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 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 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.

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

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