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How to Find a Good Divorce Mediator Near Me

Cheryl Dillon, Divorce Coach

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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 divorce 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, Illinois, New Jersey, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington State

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, Washington State

Understanding Alimony in PA in 2019 and The Challenges of Resolving It

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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You're at the crossroads of a divorce in Pennsylvania and your mind is spinning with anxiety and worries as you lose sleep thinking about:

  • Whether or not you'll be able to afford to keep the house;
  • Whether or not you'll be able to pay the bills;
  • Whether or not you'll be able to get health insurance coverage;
  • And whether or not you'll have enough to save for your retirement.

All of these fears are typical in a divorce (especially if you've been the dependent spouse) and they all have one thing in common:

Money.

When it comes to money and divorce, there's one issue that's more stressful, more emotional, and more difficult for Pennsylvania couples to resolve than any other.

And that's PA alimony.

Coming to an agreement that will require one party to pay money to the other party to support their lifestyle after the marriage ends is challenging, to say the least.

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Topics: Alimony, Maintenance, Spousal Support, 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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