Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

Joe Dillon, MBA is a professional divorce mediator and founder of Equitable Mediation Services. Joe is passionate about helping couples avoid the destruction of attorney-driven litigation and knows first-hand that the right information, combined with the right expertise and the right kind of support can make the challenging process of divorce less expensive, less time-consuming and less stressful for divorcing couples and their families.

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Facing a Gray Divorce? Watch Out for These 7 Critical Issues

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  • If you're an older couple divorcing after a long-term marriage, it's referred to as a gray divorce.
  • In a gray divorce, there are a number of critical issues you need to be aware of so your divorce doesn't go sideways.
  • If you don't want to waste money or time on your divorce, or add stress to your life, here's what to do to get the best result.

While divorce rates have flattened for most age groups, there is one segment of the population where divorce rates are actually increasing - couples in long-term marriages.

A phenomenon known as gray divorce.

Certainly divorce is difficult no matter how long you've been married or how old you are. But if you're divorcing after a long-term marriage, there's a whole lot you need to know - and watch out for!

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Determining Alimony in Michigan in 2019

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Alimony in Michigan

Spousal Support Michigan

You and your spouse have decided to divorce. And you've got a lot of worries on your mind.

Things like:

  • “Will I be able to stay in the house?”
  • “How am I going to make ends meet?”
  • “Can I really afford my own health insurance?”
  • “Will I ever be able to retire or contribute to my IRA / 401(k)?”

These fears are typical for couples seeking a divorce in Michigan, and have one main thing in common:


When it comes to money and divorce, there's one topic that's more painful to think about, more sensitive to discuss, and more challenging to resolve than this one.

So whether you call it alimony or spousal support (the commonly used term in a Michigan divorce), or maintenance, coming to an agreement that will require one ex-spouse to pay money to the other ex-spouse to support their lifestyle is complicated, to say the least.

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8 Michigan Child Support Questions You Should Be Asking in 2019

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As a mom or dad preparing to start divorce mediation in Michigan, your job is to minimize the impact  your divorce will have on your children.

One of the ways to do that is to have a detailed parenting plan in place. To ensure the children see both of you as much as possible.

The other way is by providing them the financial support they need in order to live healthy and happy lives.

That’s where Michigan child support comes in.

At first it may seem calculating Michigan child support is easy. Just plug some numbers into a Michigan child support calculator and you’re done.

But it’s not nearly that simple.

The reality is there's a lot more to child support in Michigan than you might think.

Here are 8 important Michigan child support questions you should be asking (with answers) so you can not only get educated, but also get the best possible outcome for your kids.

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The articles in this blog are for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice, financial advice, emotional advice or counsel.

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