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How to Find Good Divorce Mediation Near Me

Cheryl Dillon, Divorce Coach
  • The mediator you hire to guide you through the divorce process is just as important as the decision to use mediation itself.
  • Hiring the best and most competent mediator will make all the difference in how peaceful and cost-effective your divorce will be. And how fair, thorough and child-focused your agreement will be.
  • Here are the criteria to use when evaluating the qualifications of a mediator. And how to determine if the person you're considering is competent and best qualified to help you.

You want a divorce.

And you want to mediate.

Which is more than I knew when my ex-husband and I made the decision to end our marriage.

We hadn't ever heard of mediation. All we knew is we wanted to get an uncontested divorce without lawyers and respectfully resolve our issues out of court. And we didn't want to go broke in the process.

A friend told me about mediation and I found a divorce mediator near me. And luckily, my mediated divorce case went quite smoothly. My now ex-husband and I completed the process in a few months and our entire divorce cost less than we would have spent on the attorney retainers alone.

But as you probably already know, making the decision to use mediation is only a small part of the divorce process.

You also need to figure out how to find a mediator for divorce who is competent and qualified.

Because the mediator you hire to guide you through the divorce process is just as important as the decision to use mediation itself.

So what are the criteria to use when evaluating the qualifications of a mediator? And what do you need to know about how to find a good divorce mediator and determine if the person you're considering is competent and best qualified to help you?

Luckily you've come to the right place because those questions and more will be answered in this post...

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Mediation

Collaborative Law vs Mediation

Equitable Mediation
  • Collaborative Law and Divorce Mediation are two of the five ways a couple can get a divorce.
  • There are many differences between these two divorce methods including cost, time to complete and approach.
  • Here's how Collaborative Law compares to Divorce Mediation and how to decide which is best for your situation and circumstances.

If you've just made the decision to end your marriage, there's no doubt it was probably one of the biggest and most difficult decisions you ever made in your life.

But now you have another important decision to make.

How to actually get the divorce.

You may have heard mediation is more peaceful and cost-effective. But you also want to more about what is collaborative divorce process and how these two methods compare.

Let's take a closer look at collaborative law vs mediation so you can decide which one is right for you.

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

10 Biggest Divorce Mediation Benefits

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator
  • How you move through - and eventually beyond a divorce is your choice.
  • Divorce mediation enables a divorcing couple to resolve their divorce issues out of court.
  • No other divorce option comes close to offering the advantages that mediation provides. Here are all the benefits of mediating your divorce.

A Fair, Child-Focused and Peaceful Divorce is about Choices.

Going through a major life event such as divorce is a significant and stressful experience. It’s not only emotionally devastating, but the divorce process itself can be long, drawn-out and destructive to everyone involved, including your children.

In divorce, no one wins.

But how you move through - and eventually beyond a divorce is your choice.

So wouldn’t you want to choose the divorce option that’s peaceful, cost-effective and best for you and your kids?

Of course you would!

Ready to learn about divorce mediation?

Let’s dive in…

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