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How to Have an Amicable Divorce

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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After years of soul-searching and months of counseling, you’ve made the difficult decision to end your marriage.

But don’t want your divorce or separation to be a knock-down, drag-out brawl.

One where you and your spouse hate each other when it’s over. Spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on divorce attorneys or litigating in court. And scar your children for life by destroying their family.

Instead, you want to have a peaceful divorce.

But you don’t know how or if it’s even possible.

So before you do anything, let’s first take a closer look at what it means to divorce amicably. And discuss five things you'll need to do to plan an amicable divorce process from the start.

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Amicable, Fair, Divorce Mediation, Illinois, New Jersey, California, New York, Pennsylvania

Seeking an Out of State Divorce? Mediate!

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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If you’re looking to get an out of state divorce, you might think your only choice is to hire divorce attorneys for the process.

Even though you'd rather use divorce mediation instead.

If you're like many divorcing couples, you might think that in order to use mediation, you and your husband or wife need to be in the same state at the same time. So you can sit face-to-face and work out the terms of your settlement agreement in the mediator's office.

And because of that, out of state divorces using mediation are just not possible.

Or are they?

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Illinois, New Jersey, California, New York, Pennsylvania

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, Illinois, New Jersey, California, New York, Pennsylvania

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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