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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 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. And scar your children for life.

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 from the start.

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

The Real Truth Behind The Cost of Divorce Mediation

Equitable Mediation

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True or false?

The average cost of divorce mediation is determined solely by the mediator’s hourly rate?

Survey says…

False!

It might be hard to believe, but the hourly rate of the mediator only has some (but not much) bearing on what your divorce mediation costs will ultimately be.

So if it’s not only the hourly rate of the mediator, what other factors should you be concerned about?

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

Equitable Distribution: Who Gets What in a Divorce?

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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You and your spouse worked hard throughout all the years of your marriage.

You bought a house, saved for retirement, maybe even treated yourself to a new car or truck.

But now that you’re divorcing, you have questions about what is equitable distribution, how to know what is marital property versus non-marital property, and just who gets what in a divorce - and how it's determined.

You want to make sure that all the money you worked so hard for doesn’t wind up getting wasted on legal fees.

And you don’t get the short end of the stick when it comes to the equitable division of marital property in your divorce.

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Topics: Amicable, Fair, Dividing Assets and Liabilities, Illinois, New Jersey, 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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