Putting Kids First
We'll help you identify and come to agreement on a parenting plan and all relevant parenting issues - ensuring the best interests of your kids are front and center throughout all negotiations.
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.
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.
Schedule an online initial meeting for you and your spouse today!
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.
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.
Thank you for helping us reach a fair and balanced agreement.
I guess that's why you're called Equitable Mediation Services!
Both Joe and Cheryl found a way to keep the conversation moving forward while bringing just enough light heartedness to keep the tension down for what otherwise could have been a miserable experience.
They can take a difficult topic and process and make it very manageable, a skill that only experience can provide.
They are both incredibly helpful and their process was efficient and effective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Divorce is less about family law and more about parenting, money and negotiation. So before you go out and hire a divorce lawyer, learn why you owe it to yourself and your children to work with a mediator instead.
As a business owner, you’ve probably heard:
There can be countless reasons you're wondering when to divorce.