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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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Divorce Mediation vs Divorce Lawyer: Which is Right for You?

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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The decision to get a divorce is a very difficult one no matter where you live or what the circumstances.

But while some may think the decision itself is the hardest part of the divorce process, the choice of using divorce mediation vs divorce lawyer can be an even more challenging one if you don't know the differences between the two.

With a little education, you can make the decision that's right for you in your situation.

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Mediator vs. Lawyers, Divorce Mediation

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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Topics: Divorce Mediation

Determining Alimony in Michigan in 2020

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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:

Money.

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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