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Online Mediation Services: Divorce Mediation That Fits Your Busy Life!

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Between your demanding jobs, managing the house, and the kids’ homework and activities, there’s no doubt you’re already strapped for time.  Now take your already hectic life, and add a divorce into the mix.

Yikes!

You need a convenient way to get a divorce. But there’s no way you’d even consider using one of those useless “quickie online divorce” providers.

What you really want to do is mediate! But you’re not sure how you’ll find the time to get to the mediator’s office - especially given everything else you're currently juggling.

Thankfully, when you use our Mediation-On-The-Go™ online divorce mediation program, you won't have to!

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Change the Way You Think about Divorce Mediation

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You use technology in your everyday life to make things easier. You can make a call, check e-mail, pay bills or surf the web from just about anywhere on the planet.

Why, then, when it comes to an alternative dispute resolution process for divorce such as mediation, do you need to be sitting in the same room with your mediator and your husband or wife, hashing out the details of your settlement agreement?

You don’t.

Technology has advanced so much in recent years. And paved the way for us to offer couples a more convenient and cost-effective way to complete the divorce mediation process - and our Mediation-On-The-Go solution does just that!

- Divorce Mediator Joe Dillon

Equitable Mediation's Innovative Online Mediation Services:

In-Person or Online Divorce Mediation.pngMediation-On-The-Go delivers all the benefits of standard mediation, while leveraging easy-to-use technology, to make your divorce as stress-free and efficient as possible.

If you and/or your spouse live in California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania, you can use our extremely popular and cost-effective Mediation-On-The-Go online divorce mediation format (also referred to as online mediation or virtual mediation).

Or, you can still choose to use our Mediation-In-A-Day option and mediate in-person (face-to-face) at one of our local meeting locations, if you prefer.

Either way, you’ll receive the same comprehensive, high quality divorce mediation experience. With no differences in the effectiveness of the process or excellence of the results.

And you’ll always work directly with Equitable Mediation's founder, Joe Dillon, as your mediator and co-founder, Cheryl Dillon, as your coach, no matter where you live or which mediation format you select.

Online divorce mediation worked for us as we have crazy lives!

- E.M.

 

 

How Does Online Divorce Mediation Work?

online mediation.jpgJust as if you were mediating face-to-face, Joe will actively guide you and your spouse through our comprehensive divorce mediation process (in real-time) where he will help you identify, discuss, negotiate and resolve all of the issues required for your uncontested divorce including parenting plan, child support, alimony, dividing marital property, etc.

But instead of the three of you sitting in the same room together, you and your spouse will be in your own separate location and connect with Joe via conference call and our easy to use screen-sharing software.

Does my spouse need to be in the same room with me during an online mediation session?

No!

In fact, many of our couples specifically choose to mediate virtually because they either cannot or choose not to be in the same room together for one reason or another.

You and your spouse don’t need to be in the same location together (unless you want to be) and you can participate in an online divorce mediation session in the comfort of your own home or office - or anywhere you have privacy and access to both a telephone and a computer or tablet with an Internet connection.

I didn't know how we'd be able to do this based on "B's" work travel schedule. Mediation online helped us get through the process in much less time than I thought would be possible.

- K.T.

 

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Who Can Benefit Using Online Divorce Mediation?

  • Who Are Good Candidates for Online Divorce Mediation.jpgBusy Professionals – Maybe you or your spouse travels extensively for work. Or your busy work schedule makes it all but impossible to mediate face-to-face. By using online divorce mediation, parties (you and your spouse) can negotiate privately from any location of your choosing and eliminate the need to take time off or battle through unpredictable traffic stressed out trying to get to a mediation session on time.
  • Busy Parents – With online mediation, you can conduct your sessions in the comfort and convenience of your home or office, removing the need to scramble to arrange for childcare.
  • Out of State Divorces – Holding divorce mediation sessions virtually eliminates the need for one of you to have to travel a great distance in order to realize the benefits of mediation if one of you works or lives in another state.
  • California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania couples who do not live or work near any of our local meeting locations.
  • Housebound or Immobile Individuals – If it’s just not possible for one or both spouses to leave the house due to a disability or medical condition, online mediation can the best solution for you and your family.
  • Couples with a Power Imbalance - Because the parties don't have to be in the same location, divorce mediation online can give you the confidence and freedom to speak openly and honestly. Mediating online can be empowering, especially if you tend to feel intimidated or overpowered by your wife or husband.
  • High Conflict Couples - If the conflict level between you and your spouse is very high, sitting in a divorce mediator's office next to your husband or wife is probably the last thing either of you wants to do. Online divorce mediation can give you just the space apart you need to ease the hostility in your interactions. And enable you to have a more productive negotiation and avoid divorce attorneys.

No matter what the reason, you and your spouse can enjoy all of the benefits of divorce mediation by mediating virtually. All you need is a phone and a computer or tablet with an internet access and you can connect from wherever you are.

And your divorce mediation can be convenient, efficient and productive.

I'm glad we had the choice of mediating face-to-face or virtually. We chose to mediate virtually and it was a huge help.

Being able to do everything via phone and internet made my divorce much easier because we were able to find times to mediate without the hassle of driving to a location to meet.

It was also nice because I didn't need to be in the same room as my wife so it took a lot of emotion and fighting out of the sessions.

- L.D.

 

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How are your virtual online mediation services different than those “quickie online divorce” providers I've seen advertised?

It’s different in every possible way!

Other Online Divorce Providers.jpgIn that type of Internet Divorce, you and your spouse would essentially be sent to a website where you would input answers to a handful of basic questions and a very basic (and often incomplete) agreement would be generated.

Since no outside divorce professionals are involved, you would be left completely on you own with no assistance identifying, discussing, negotiating or resolving the necessary issues.

This can cause a number of problems for you and you risk making costly mistakes with far-reaching consequences.

Here are just a few of them:

  • If you “don’t know what you don’t know” about the issues and financial matters surrounding your situation, you could inadvertently agree to something that is not fair or in your best interests or the best interests of your children.
  • The system may not address all of the complexities that your case requires which could impact the quality of your agreement and leave you with partially or unresolved issues.
  • Because you would be answering pre-programmed questions, there is little to no ability to customize your agreement to your unique needs or situational complexities.
  • And, if you and your spouse are not in agreement on all of the issues or are not willing to work together, you simply won’t be able to use that type of divorce option.

Online Divorce Mediation.jpgOn the other hand, with our virtual online mediation program, we don’t send you to a website and leave you to resolve your issues on your own with no help or guidance.

Quite the opposite!

Our online mediation service is hands-on, real divorce mediation.

You and your spouse will work directly with our expert mediator and company founder, Joe Dillon. And he will actively guide you through the same comprehensive, dignified and high quality divorce mediation process he provides to clients who mediate in-person.

The only thing that’s different is the format used to conduct your mediation sessions.

Mediating virtually was great because it was more convenient and easier to work around busy work and travel schedules.

Plus, having multiple sessions to work through matters took a lot of the pressure off and proper consideration could be given to the different aspects of the agreement.

- E.K.

 

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What requirements are needed in order to do mediation online?

You will need access to a land-line phone or a wireless phone in addition to a desktop or laptop computer with an Internet connection. Tablets are also fine to use for screen-sharing as long as the screen size is on the larger side so you can clearly see the detailed information Joe will be sharing with you.

Do I need to download special software in order to mediate virtually?

If you will be using a desktop or laptop computer, you will not need to download anything. You’ll simply go to a specific website (we’ll send you the link to it) and you’ll use the password we send you to log in to the screen sharing.

On the other hand, if you plan to use a a tablet instead of a desktop or laptop computer, you'll need to download a free app from iTunes or Google Play in advance of your first mediation session (we’ll send you instructions on how to easily do that.)

Either way, it's simple to participate in on an online mediation session and instructions will be sent to you prior to each session.

 

 

How to Get Started with Online Mediation Services at Equitable Mediation

Going through a divorce will likely be one of the most significant and stressful life events you will ever face. But finding qualified divorce mediators to help you shouldn't be the hardest part of it.

Lucky for you, it doesn't have to be!

If you and your spouse are ready to begin the divorce process and both want to mediate with us, take the next step and book an initial meeting for the two of you.


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