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How to Get a Fair Divorce Settlement

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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When you first told your husband you wanted a divorce, you may have said things like, “I only want what’s fair for both of us and the kids” or “I’m not looking to turn this in to an all-out war.”

Wise words indeed...

But wanting a fair divorce and actually figuring out what is fair in a divorce settlement are two entirely different matters.

So what are the things you need to concern yourself with and how can you come to a settlement agreement you both find fair?

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Amicable, Fair, Divorce Mediation

How to Prepare for Divorce – 54 Experts Share Their Best Tips

Equitable Mediation

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Going through a divorce or legal separation is a complicated and overwhelming ordeal.

So if you’ve made the decision to divorce or are facing divorce proceedings because your spouse has stated their intention to end the marriage, you might be wondering what first steps you should take to get through this difficult process as quickly and amicably as you can.

Knowing that steps taken up-front can make the entire divorce process more peaceful, fair and drama-free, we asked 52 experts (in addition to me and Joe) to reveal their best and most insightful tips on preparing for divorce with simple, actionable tips.

I hope you find them helpful during your own divorce preparation!


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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Amicable, Fair, Divorce Mediation

How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

Cheryl Dillon, Divorce Coach

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Ok, that’s it – you can't do it anymore. You’re done.

You’ve tried your hardest, but you just can’t seem to make your marriage work.

You want a divorce.

But how do you start a divorce conversation with your spouse without devastating them or triggering an all-out war?

One of the most common questions we're asked about is how to tell your spouse you want a divorce.

Well, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but here are a few tips for how to ask for a divorce nicely and help make an uncomfortable conversation go as smoothly as possible:

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Amicable, Fair, Divorce Support

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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