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 specializes in helping couples resolve the issues required for divorce -peacefully, fairly and cost-effectively. When he’s not mediating, you can find him exercising, cooking, and watching Cubs baseball.

Recent posts by Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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

By Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

  • If you're an older couple divorcing after a long-term marriage, it's referred to as a gray divorce or late life 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 the overall divorce rate has 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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Child Support in California in 2021: More Complex Than You Might Think

By Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

As a mom or dad preparing to start a divorce in California, your children are most likely your number one concern.

And they should be.

You love your kids and want the world for them.

So now that you're getting a divorce, how do you make sure they get the financial support they need in order to live healthy and happy lives?

That’s where child support comes in.

And there's a lot more to California child support than you might think.

Safeguarding Your Children in 2021 with Child Support in Illinois

By Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

As a parent preparing to begin a divorce in Illinois, there’s no doubt your children are your number one priority.

And they should be.

You love your kids and want the world for them.

So now that you're getting a divorce, how do you make sure they get the financial support they’re entitled to and their needs are put first above all else?

That’s where child support in Illinois comes in.

And there's a lot more to determining Illinois child support than you might think.

How to Ensure Your Child's Well-Being in 2021 with Child Support in NJ

By Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

As a mom or dad preparing to start divorce mediation in New Jersey, your children are most likely your number one concern.

And they should be.

You love your kids and want the world for them.

So now that you're getting a divorce, how do you make sure they get the financial support they need in order to live healthy and happy lives?

That’s where NJ child support comes in.

And there's a lot more to child support in New Jersey than you might think.

Think it's Easy to Determine PA Child Support in 2021? Guess Again!

By Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

As parents getting a divorce in Pennsylvania, you're probably worried sick about what your divorce will do to your kids.

Emotionally and financially.

You love your children and want the best for them. But you're concerned your divorce is going to make it harder for them to get the financial support they need in order to live healthy and happy lives.

That’s where the Pennsylvania child support guidelines come in.

But there's a lot more to know about PA child support in than you might think.

Calculating Child Support in NY in 2021: More Than Just a Simple Percentage

By Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

As a parent getting a divorce in New York, your children are bound to be your number one concern.

And they should be.

You love your kids and want the world for them. So now that you're facing divorce, how do you make sure they get the financial support they need in order to live healthy and happy lives?

That’s where child support comes in.

But there's a lot more to child support in New York than you might think.

How to Safeguard Your Kids' Well-Being in 2021 with Washington State Child Support

By Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

As parents starting a divorce in Washington, your children are most likely your number one concern.

And they should be.

You love your kids and want the world for them.

So now that you're ending your marriage, how will you ensure they get the financial support needed to minimize the effect your divorce will have on them?

That’s where child support in Washington State comes in.

But the Washington state Child Support calculator has a number of complexities and limitations, and coming to agreement may be harder than you think.

8 Michigan Child Support Questions You Should Be Asking in 2021

By Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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.

Determining Spousal Support in Washington State in 2021

By Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

Your marriage is ending and the same worries and fears keep circling through your mind:

“Will I have enough money to keep the house?”

“How will I be able to make ends meet?”

“What will I do for health insurance?”

“How will I be able to pay my bills and save for retirement?”

In divorce, all of these fears are normal and have the very same thing in common:

Money.

When it comes to money and divorce, there's one issue that's more emotional, more stressful, causes more disagreements and is harder to resolve than any other.

Whether you call it spousal support, alimony or maintenance, coming to agreement on an amount of money that one ex-spouse will pay to the other to cover their expenses, while still having enough money left to cover their own, is difficult, to say the least.

And the topic of spousal support in Washington State is a complicated one.

In this post, we'll take a closer look at this complex and controversial topic. And shed some light on what a divorcing couple can do to come an alimony agreement they both find fair.