Learn the Skills to Help You Master the Most Difficult Negotiation of Your Life: Your Divorce.



You’re a fierce advocate for your child, a cause that’s important to you, or a member of your staff.

But when it comes to your own needs – just the thought of having to step up and negotiate for the things you want (and need) makes you break out in a cold sweat.

And now that you’re getting a divorce, that’s exactly what you’ll need to do!

Otherwise, not only will you risk winding up with a deal that’s good for your ex and not for you, but you’ll also have to live with the fact that you allowed that to happen!

You want an agreement that works for everyone involved: you, your children, and your ex.

But you don’t know what that looks like, or how to even get there...

FARE-WELL is Your Playbook for How to Negotiate a Fair & Equitable Divorce Agreement.

This online, self-paced program will teach you how to formulate your negotiation strategy before your divorce gets underway, enabling you to effectively communicate your wants and needs with confidence.

You'll also learn the elements that make up a comprehensive divorce agreement (in the areas of parenting, child support, alimony, and property division), the issues and challenges divorcing couples often face, and negotiation options that can be used to reach a mutually agreeable outcome.

This way, you can work more effectively with your spouse and/or chosen divorce professional, streamline your divorce negotiations, and reach a fair and equitable agreement - in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost.

Enroll Now


Course Curriculum:

The Right Way to Negotiate in a Divorce:

  • One Dozen Negotiation Tips
  • The Most Effective Way to Negotiate in a Divorce
  • The 4 Steps to Successful Negotiations
  • Advanced Negotiation Techniques


How to Prepare for Parenting Plan Negotiations:

  • Elements of a Comprehensive Parenting Plan
  • Challenges and Watch-Outs
  • Types of Parenting Plans: Examples, Why Consider, Pros & Cons of Each
  • Holiday Planning
  • Decision-Making Responsibilities for the Kids
  • Transportation Issues
  • Handling Exceptions to the Parenting Agreements
  • Miscellaneous Parenting Issues


How to Prepare for Child Support Negotiations:

  • Child Support Models
  • Types of Expenses
  • When Does Child Support End?
  • Approaches to Negotiating the Four Different Types of Expenses
  • College
  • Securing Child Support with Life Insurance
  • Options for Dealing with Variable, Bonus, or Non-Traditional Income


How to Prepare for Alimony Negotiations:

  • Alimony: One of the most difficult issues to resolve in a divorce
  • 4 Types of Alimony
  • 5 Options for Negotiating When Alimony Will End
  • 5 Approaches to Negotiating an Alimony Amount
  • Options for Dealing with Variable, Bonus, or Non-Traditional Income


How to Prepare for Property Division Negotiations:

  • 3 Methodologies for Property Division in a Divorce
  • The 4 Challenges in Asset and Liability Division in a Divorce
  • Options for Negotiating Real Estate
  • Options for Negotiating Liquid Assets
  • Options for Negotiating Motor Vehicles
  • Options for Negotiating Non-Retirement Assets
  • Options for Negotiating Retirement Assets
  • Options for Negotiating Other Common Property
  • Options for Negotiating Mortgages
  • Options for Negotiating Long-Term Debts
  • Options for Negotiating Credit Card Debt
  • Options for Negotiating Short-Term Debts
  • Divorce with a Business Involved


Duration and Situational-Based Complexities in Divorce:

  • Divorce after a Short-Term Marriage: Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
  • Divorce After 10 Years of Marriage: The Challenges and How to Overcome Them
  • Divorce after 20 Years of Marriage The Challenges and How to Overcome Them
  • Empty Nesters Divorce: The Challenges and How to Overcome Them
  • Gray Divorce: The Challenges and How to Overcome Them
  • Divorce with a Business Involved: The Challenges and How to Overcome Them
  • Divorce Involving Employees of a Start-Up or Tech Company: The Challenges and How to Overcome Them
  • Divorce Between a Stay at Home Parent + Sole Breadwinner: The Challenges and How to Overcome Them


Planning (NOW) for if/When Things Change (in the Future)

  • The Parenting Plan Agreement
  • The Child Support Agreement
  • The Alimony Agreement
  • Events That Can Trigger a Renegotiation of Support (and Techniques for Resolving Them)


Preparing Financially (TACTICALLY) for Divorce Negotiations

  • Checklist of Common Documents to Gather to Aid in Negotiations (Downloadable)
  • List of Common Divorce Assets (Downloadable)
  • Pre-Negotiation Financial Preparation: Balance Sheet Instructions & Worksheet (Downloadable)
  • Pre-Negotiation Financial Preparation: Budgets Instructions & Worksheets (Downloadable)

Meet Your Instructors:


Joe Dillon

As a child of divorce, Equitable Mediation Founder Joe Dillon witnessed first-hand the damage of attorney-driven litigation.

Throughout his 25 years (and counting) as a professional negotiator and divorce mediator, Joe has helped couples, each with varying situational complexities, peacefully and equitably come to agreement on all issues needed to resolve their divorce.

Joe earned a Master’s degree in Finance and graduated first in his class. He completed formal training in negotiation and mediation at Harvard University, MIT, Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois campus), the NJ Association of Professional Mediators, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysis.

He also has served as an instructor training other divorce mediators for the New Jersey Association for Professional Mediators (NJAPM) 40-hour divorce mediation training course and for Northwestern University's 40-hour divorce mediation training course. And as a judge for both the Loyola Law School Mediation Tournament as well as the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) Law School Mediation Tournament.



Cheryl Dillon

Equitable Mediation co-Founder Cheryl Dillon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Professional Coach. She completed formal training at The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) – an internationally recognized leader in the field of coaching education.

Cheryl is more than a sympathetic ear, she’s a divorce expert.

Throughout her 13 years (and counting) as a divorce coach, Cheryl has supported individuals as they navigated this painful life event. Helping them process the intense emotional upheaval that goes along with divorce, create strategies for keeping their negotiations on track, and make smart decisions for their future.

Don't just hope your divorce negotiations will be fair & equitable.

Learn the skills you need to make it a reality!

Enroll Now






Fast-track your divorce negotiations by learning the skills you need to possess presented in a clear, concise, and organized manner.

Get started today!

Enroll Now