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Equitable Mediation

We specialize in helping couples negotiate a fair settlement and divorce peacefully and cost-effectively - without lawyers. We're passionate about helping families avoid the destruction of attorney-driven litigation. And our all-inclusive, flat-fee mediation services provide an ideal divorce solution. We know divorce isn't easy but it doesn't have to be a disaster. Let us help! To get started, book an initial meeting for you and your spouse.

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How to Prepare for Divorce – 54 Experts Share Their Best Tips

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Going through a divorce or legal separation is a complicated and overwhelming ordeal.

So if you’ve made the decision to divorce or are facing divorce proceedings because your spouse has stated their intention to end the marriage, you might be wondering what first steps you should take to get through this difficult process as quickly and amicably as you can.

Knowing that steps taken up-front can make the entire divorce process more peaceful, fair and drama-free, we asked 52 experts (in addition to Joe and me) to reveal their best and most insightful tips on preparing for divorce with simple, actionable tips.

We also asked a number of former clients who are now divorced what, if anything, they would have done differently to make their divorce more peaceful, fair, cost-effective and/or easier on their kids. And what divorce advice they have for others getting ready to start the divorce process with children.

NEW SECTION: Finally, in light of recent circumstances, we asked experts to share tips for how individuals and couples who were intending on starting a divorce (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic) can best deal with the stress of life on hold and being quarantined with someone they no longer wish to be married to.

I hope you find all of the following insights helpful during your own divorce preparation!


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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Amicable, Fair, Child-Focused

How to Cope with Divorce

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Divorce is a stressful, major life event that can flip your life upside down.

Not only do you have to contend with the legal and financial aspects of the divorce process itself, but you also have to come to grips with the reality that your marriage is ending and "life as you know it" is changing in every possible way.

It's normal to feel out of control while going through a divorce or separation. But there are some things you can do when dealing with divorce and self-care is critical.

This post is all about how to cope with divorce.

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Topics: Divorce Support

The Real Truth Behind The Cost of Divorce Mediation

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  • The cost of divorce mediation is not determined solely by the hourly rate of the mediator.
  • The competency, skill level and experience of the mediator, services provided by the divorce mediator, and thoroughness of the mediator's process are other factors that contribute to the cost of divorce mediation.
  • The only way to ensure your divorce mediation will be as cost-effective as possible is to hire a mediator who is experienced and highly skilled, provides a comprehensive service, and has a thorough process.
  • Here's how each factor affects what your overall divorce mediation will cost.

True or false?

The average cost of divorce mediation is determined solely by the mediator’s hourly rate?

Survey says…

False!

It might be hard to believe, but the hourly rate of the mediator only has some (but not much) bearing on what your divorce mediation costs will ultimately be.

So if it’s not only the hourly rate of the mediator, what other factors should you be concerned about?

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Topics: Divorce Mediation