Preparing for Divorce?

Learn What Steps to Take to Avoid a Divorce Disaster!



Going through a divorce or separation will likely be one of the most significant and stressful life events you will ever face.

And if not handled properly, the divorce process itself can quickly turn into a drawn out, financially ruinous, and emotionally devastating war destroying everyone and everything in its path.





You’ve heard the horror stories about divorces.

You know...the ones that BANKRUPT families.

RUIN lives.

And DESTROY relationships.

Sadly, they’re not uncommon.


But they ARE avoidable.


By GETTING EDUCATED on steps to take before divorce, how to go about getting a divorce, and what to expect in a divorce.

THOROUGHLY PREPARING for a divorce financially, emotionally, and tactically.

And MAKING a PLAN for how the divorce will unfold for you and your family...

BEFORE it even begins.

If you do, you’ll not only be able to expertly navigate the process of getting a divorce to save yourself time, money, and stress, but you’ll also significantly improve your divorce outcome.



So, whether you’re a…

  • Stay-At-Home Parent who’s worked inside the home raising children for most of your marriage and is terrified of losing the house, disrupting the kids, and not being able make ends meet;
  • Primary Breadwinner who’s worked hard to provide for your family, save for retirement, and is smart enough to not want to waste it all on legal fees only to get screwed in the process;
  • Retiree who doesn’t want to spend their golden years in a protracted legal battle as precious time ticks away and your retirement savings are drained;
  • Or are an intelligent person who simply wants your divorce to be respectful, fair, and focused on the well-being of your kids...

You’ve come to the right place.


How to Prepare for a Peaceful Divorce:

A Clear Step-by-Step Plan for How to Prepare for Divorce Financially, Emotionally & Tactically

This comprehensive online, self-paced program is designed to not only teach you what steps to take before your divorce gets underway, but how to keep your divorce as peaceful as possible from start to finish.

It will give you the knowledge, tools, and support you need to navigate this significant life event with confidence, skill and power.


By the end of this course, you will know:

  • Key information about divorce, how the process actually works, the steps to getting a divorce, and how to achieve the most optimal outcome in your situation.
  • Which issues need to be agreed upon before a divorce may be granted, at a high-level, how each one works, and why they can be so difficult to resolve.
  • The most common obstacles to agreement for each of the 4 “big buckets” and ways to be better prepared to address and resolve them.
  • 3 different approaches that can be taken when preparing for a divorce, how each approach significantly impacts a divorce outcome, and which approach will get you the best result in your situation.
  • The 5 options for how to go about a divorce, how they compare, and how to select the option that will get you the best outcome in your situation. So you can confidently choose the option right for you.
  • How to select a divorce professional and what specific questions to ask before hiring them, so you can identify the divorce professional best-qualified to guide you through your divorce.
  • The most proven way to keep your divorce more peaceful while reducing the time it takes and lowering its costs.
  • The 6 key questions you must ask yourself (and answer) before entering your divorce negotiations along with techniques to develop and strengthen your negotiation strategy to get what you want, need, and deserve.
  • Specific, concrete actions you can take for how to prepare for divorce financially – both thoroughly and accurately - so you can move through your divorce negotiations in the most peaceful and effective manner.
  • Why it pays to financially prepare for divorce, and how doing so can improve both your divorce outcome and your life moving forward.
  • The best ways to tell your spouse you want a divorce, and divorce strategies if they aren’t on the same page as you.
  • How to make divorce easier if your spouse wants a divorce, but you don’t.
  • How to emotionally prepare for divorce, and strategies to reduce stress and minimize the emotional toll your divorce will have on you, so you’ll be better equipped to navigate the roller coaster of emotions that accompanies such a major life event while going through it in the healthiest way possible.
  • How you can protect your children and minimize the damage your divorce will have on them;
  • How to tell your kids about your divorce and support them through the significant transition to a new family structure.
  • Pitfalls to avoid when preparing for a divorce;

But above all else…

How to Prepare for a Peaceful Divorce will give you the confidence to manage the divorce process...


Don't just hope your divorce will be peaceful.

Learn what you need to do to make it a reality!

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I loved the course. Really filled in the gaps of my understanding of the process. The presentation was thorough, easy to understand, full of great information, and I feel better prepared for my divorce as a stay at home mom. The checklists provided were extremely helpful in providing much needed guidance for a situation that is not easy to navigate. I liked the fact it was broken into chapters and lessons, so I could keep coming back to finish the course as time allowed in my schedule.
I feel better informed on how to proceed, where to start and what to look for when searching for assistance. I liked the combination of videos with reading on your own as well as the expert panels. The information was clear, concise, and easy to follow. I liked the information on the various ways to get a divorce, self-care, and particularly all the resources about telling your children and how to help them cope. Excellent informative program. So glad I came across it.

Here’s what you get when you enroll in our How to Prepare for a Peaceful Divorce Course:


12 Chapters of Critical Information

Each chapter contains a combination of videos to watch, articles to read, worksheets to fill out, and checklists to download. And contains nearly EVERYTHING you need to get educated, empowered, and enter the divorce process confident, prepared, and ready to negotiate for the things that are most important to you.


A Complete Step-by-Step Kit for Financially Preparing for Divorce

Modeled after the SAME one used by divorce professionals like us! In it, you’ll find the key forms, worksheets, and checklists you’ll need to thoroughly prepare for your divorce so you can have a crystal-clear picture of your financial situation BEFORE you enter negotiations.


Expert Guidance & Insights from Divorce Coaches and Therapists

To help you manage the emotional aspects of your divorce with strength, health, and in the best frame of mind possible, starting from the words, “I want a divorce,” until the paperwork is final - regardless of whether you’re the initiator, or the recipient of the news.


Our Guide to Divorce with Children

Including resources on how to tell the kids about your divorce, practical tips for helping them get through it, and once you reach the other side, how to be the best co-parent you can possibly be.


We also included 6 BONUSES to support you and your children through (and beyond) your divorce including:

  • The Ultimate List of 101 Divorce Assets - Since as you’ll learn in this comprehensive resource, there’s more to marital property division than just a house, a bank account, or a 401(k)!
  • The “Divorce Options At-a-Glance” Comparison Table – This way after taking our course and going through the deep dives contained within it on each of the divorce options, you can easily compare and choose the option(s) you believe will get you the best result in your unique situation.
  • Our Divorce Mediator Interview Guide and Selection Checklist
  • Our Divorce Lawyer Interview Guide and Selection Checklist
  • Our Children and Divorce Book List – Containing a list of books on the subject of divorce for young and teenage minds alike.
  • And, the How Divorce Affects Children, Age-by-Age Overview - So you can have “age appropriate” conversations with your children and learn to recognize the signs if your divorce may be causing them stress, even if they don’t (or can't) verbalize it.

With the cost of an adversarial divorce ranging from $30k to $200k, you can't afford NOT to get this course!

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Meet Your Instructors:


Hi, I’m Joe Dillon. My parents divorced when I was a kid. Their litigated divorce consumed my teenage years, destroyed my relationship with both of them, and basically bankrupted our family financially and emotionally.

I became a divorce mediator because I wanted to do everything I could to help families avoid what happened to me.

Throughout my career as a professional negotiator and mediator, I’ve worked with over a thousand couples – each with varying situational complexities.

But regardless of their marriage duration, relationship dynamic, financial resources, and whether or not they had kids, I’ve noticed that some consistently fare much better than others in divorce.

And after giving it some thought, I figured out why:

  • First, they took the time to come up to speed on their financial situation and get educated on how the divorce process works before starting their divorce.
  • And second, they realized that they had complete control over every aspect of their divorce - from the choice of the professionals they use, to deciding the terms of their agreement, and everything in between.

If you’re here, you obviously want to learn what you can do to prepare for your divorce. And keep things as peaceful as possible.

This course is the result of my 25 years (and counting) as a professional negotiator and divorce mediator. It’s what I wish my parents would have done to prepare so they could have preserved our family and secured our financial future. Instead of spending years fighting in court and wasting my college fund, and their home equity, on legal fees.

The decision to have a peaceful divorce is entirely in YOUR control.

Don’t be like my parents and leave an optimal outcome to chance. Prepare and learn what you need to know in order to get the best outcome for you and your children.

It’s my hope that by the time you finish this course and begin working with your spouse and/or chosen professional, you will feel knowledgeable, empowered, and ready to manage the divorce process rather than letting the process manage you!

Allowing you to get a better outcome - so you can heal, move forward, and be the good co-parent your kids are counting on you to be.




Hi, I’m Cheryl Dillon. I went through a painful divorce many years ago. And as a “survivor of divorce,” I wanted to do what I could to help adults and children not only survive, but THRIVE, before, during, and after divorce.

For 13 years (and counting) as a divorce coach, I’ve been supporting divorcing men and women as they transition from married to single. Helping them manage the intense emotions that divorce can bring, while guiding them towards a new life filled with hope and promise.

I’m sure right now you think that sounds like a bunch of crap. Fair enough! As that’s what I also thought during my divorce. But I took the advice I’m going to share with you in this course, and though it wasn’t easy, I came out the other side, stronger, and happier than ever.

Don’t let your divorce define you!

Just because your marriage is ending doesn’t mean your life has to.

You deserve to be happy!

Put in the work as outlined in this course, and you’ll benefit tremendously!

"I was facing divorce after a 15 year marriage and didn't know where to turn for reliable information on how to prepare and keep things as peaceful and drama-free as possible. Then I found this resource and it was just what I was looking for! The content was well-organized, highly relevant and even helped me focus on things I would never have thought to consider. Lesson-by-lesson, I felt more educated, confident and much better prepared to navigate the uncertainty with a clear plan of action.
How to Prepare for a Peaceful Divorce made an emotionally challenging and unknown confusing process understandable and manageable. Instructors were friendly and easy to understand, both have gone through the divorce process with different experiences and can relate. Shared examples of what to do and not to do. The price of the course was fair, too. I feel like I now understand the process and am better prepared to tell my husband.

Frequently Asked Questions:


How do I know if this course is right for me?

If (a) you’re thinking about or have just made the decision to divorce but have not yet told your spouse, (b) have spoken to your spouse and told them you want a divorce, or (c) your spouse recently told you they want a divorce or (d) you and your spouse have agreed to divorce and are getting ready to take the first steps, then this course is right for you.


I’m already in the middle of the divorce process. Will this course still be useful to me?

It depends. If you’re in the middle of a litigated divorce, and you and your spouse both agree you want to go a more peaceful route instead, then yes.

But if you’ve already entered the adversarial divorce process, and there’s no hope of turning back, then sadly, no.


Will this work in my state where I live?

Absolutely! The information contained in this course is applicable no matter where you live in the United States.


I live outside the United States. Will this course work for me?

No. The materials contained in our course only apply to divorce in the United States.

And while some countries may follow a similar process when it comes to divorce, this course was developed for residents of the United States only.


Does this course include the forms I need to file my own divorce?

No. This is not a DIY divorce product, it is a PREPARING FOR DIVORCE course.


If I have a question about my divorce, can I contact you for legal advice?

No. The only person who is qualified to provide legal advice is a lawyer licensed to practice in the state in which you live.


Why should I buy your course when I can find all of this for free on the Internet?

If you’ve got unlimited time to spend searching the Internet, identifying reliable sources, and gathering all the information you’ll need or want to know, then I guess you could try to do that.


If you want to fast-track your preparation, have everything you need to know presented in a clear, concise, and organized manner, while being able to prepare using the forms and worksheets generally used by divorce professionals, AND have all that knowledge and support from a trustworthy source right at your fingertips, then in our opinion, buying this course is absolutely worth it.


What makes you so special that you call yourselves “planning for divorce experts?”

Fair question as these days, it’s difficult to separate the experts from the imposters.

Well, if having professional experience helping over one thousand couples as a divorce mediator and divorce coach team peacefully come to agreement on all issues needed to resolve their divorces, personal experience with divorce, experience teaching mediation to prospective mediators at major universities in the United States, speaking at mediation conferences, and having a blog that has helped over 1 million visitors understand more about divorce and the issues they will face, I would think that’s a pretty good start, don’t you think?!


I am secretly preparing for divorce and don’t want my spouse to know I bought your course. How will it show up on my credit card?

On your credit card, your purchase will show as "EMS, LLC."

In addition, you will receive an email receipt after you purchase the course, and Equitable Mediation Services will be listed on that receipt. So if you share an email address with your spouse and don't want them to see the receipt emailed to you after you purchase the course, you would need to use a private email address your spouse does not use.


Will any other course participants see that I am taking this course?

Enrollment is completely confidential - you will not see other students and they will not see you. You can simply log in and access the content at your own convenience, whenever you would like!


Do you offer a money back guarantee?

Yes! You can learn more about it at the bottom of this page.


How long do I have access to the Planning for a Peaceful Divorce Course?

You will have access to the course for one year from your date of purchase.



You would pay a divorce professional thousands of dollars to learn everything contained in our How to Prepare for a Peaceful Divorce Course.

But you can get everything we’ve listed above including the 12 chapters of life-changing information included in this course, along with the 6 bonuses for only $97.


30-Day Money Back Guarantee

If after 30 days you’ve completed the entire Course, and you can say with 100% certainty you didn’t learn a single useful thing, we’ll gladly refund your money.

Simply e-mail us and let us know what you were expecting to learn, that wasn’t delivered, and if we didn’t deliver on our promise to give you the knowledge and tools you needed to prepare for your divorce, and we’ll gladly refund your money.

You’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain, so enroll in our course today!

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P.S. - Joe here. I get that the divorce process can be overwhelming. And because “you don’t know what you don’t know,” figuring how to begin preparing for one can seem like an impossible task.

But trust me when I say, when you go through our course, and follow the information contained in it step-by-step, I guarantee you will feel more educated, empowered, and prepared to navigate this difficult life event with confidence and a plan.


The choices you make before you start your divorce are critical.

But you can only make smart choices if you take the time to get educated and prepare for divorce first.

You can do this!

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This course is excellent! It‘s thorough, understandable, uplifting and empowering. And after completing it, I’m much more confident in taking steps to a healthier future.
I don't want to divorce, but my wife does and I want her to be happy. I purchased the course to get a better understanding of what I didn't know about the process. For the first time, divorce became somewhat manageable through these lessons. I highly recommend this course to others in my same situation because I was able to get my arms around this and now know what the steps are and what to expect.