Other than the decision to divorce itself, there is no single more important decision than hiring a divorce mediator who has the skills and expertise to successfully guide you through your divorce negotiations.
And the best divorce mediator isn't necessarily the one who has an office closest to your home.
The mediator you choose will play a critical role in:
- How well your divorce will go - financially and emotionally;
- How thorough your agreement will be;
- How fair and equitable your agreement will be;
- How long your divorce will take to complete;
- How likely you'll need to return to court in the future to try to resolve an issue that wasn't addressed properly (or at all) during the time of your divorce.
Thank you to you both (Joe and Cheryl) for a smooth and hassle-free mediation.
We really appreciate how organized your business runs, it really helped to relieve any additional emotional stress.
Thank you for helping us reach a fair and balanced agreement.
I guess that's why you're called Equitable Mediation Services!
Equitable Mediation’s process was very easy and I would go the mediation route again.
It was good working with Cheryl and Joe and we saved a lot of money and conflict by not involving lawyers.
I'm glad we chose to work with Joe and Cheryl instead of lawyers.
Equitable Mediation Services was definitely a more civilized way to go.
1. You both want to get a divorce or separation.
We suggest you book an initial meeting once you and your spouse have both made peace with the decision to divorce or separate.
2. You are both willing to consider mediation as a viable option for your divorce or separation.
If you and your spouse are both willing to put aside your differences for the sake of your kids and truly commit to working through the terms of your divorce or separation, book an initial meeting.
But if your spouse doesn't want to proceed, is still resentful or blaming you and only agreed to attend the meeting because you pressured them into it, this meeting is not appropriate.
3. You already learned about divorce mediation basics, our company, and our mediation services.
We suggest you review the following pages on our website before booking an initial meeting:
This will help ensure our time together will be as informative for you as possible.
4. You are both ready to start the mediation process.
We suggest you book an initial meeting once you and your spouse are both ready to actually begin the mediation process.
5. You and/or your spouse live in a state where we practice.
We practice in California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington State and Michigan.
And if you're only looking for someone to file your divorce and nothing else, don't book this meeting - that isn't what mediation is for.
You and your spouse don't have to be in the same location together unless you choose to be. You just need to be someplace quiet and private where you have access to a computer or tablet with an internet connection.
We'll provide a link to a specific website and you'll enter the password we give you. This way, you'll be able to see visuals to illustrate the information we're sharing with you.
And since we know this is an emotional time, the choice to also use video is entirely up to you.