Preparing to start a divorce?
It doesn’t have to be a drawn-out, financially ruinous and emotionally draining process.
Instead, it can be peaceful, productive and cost-effective - if you work with us!
Think about it: If you had a life-threatening illness, you wouldn't just settle for any doctor with the office closest to your house, would you?
Of course not! You would seek out the very best specialist, no matter where they were located.
And now that you’re about to go through a divorce - one of the most profoundly difficult and complex life events you'll ever experience, you don't have to settle for just any mediator, either.
From guiding us through the issues to ensuring our agreement was thorough to the kindness they showed us during our time working together, Joe and Cheryl didn't let us down.
We are grateful for everything they did to make a highly emotional and very personal event easier on us and our family.
Let us help make your divorce less expensive, less stressful and get you a thorough agreement that's fair to both of you and puts your children first.
If you or your spouse lives in any of the 6 states we practice in (listed below), you can choose to mediate with us in-person.
Or, you can choose our extremely popular virtual online mediation option.
Either way, you’ll receive the same comprehensive, high quality and personalized mediation experience with no differences in the effectiveness of the process or the results.
And you'll always work directly with the two of us, no matter which state you live in or which mediation format you select.
If you like what you've been reading on our website about our philosophy and approach to divorce, mediate with us!
Is Equitable Mediation a franchise?
The answer is: Absolutely Not!
We know there are divorce franchises out there, but to us, franchises are better-suited to fast-food, not divorce.
What’s with all the offices?
Divorce is stressful enough and from the day we started our mediation practice, our philosophy has always been to meet our clients where they are to make their divorce mediation as convenient as possible.
We have the ability to rent private meeting spaces when we need them. And that allows us to serve a broader community of divorcing couples who want and need our services, instead of only being limited to a single office location.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, we limit the number of clients we take on at any one time to ensure that all of our clients get the most responsive and best service possible.
How can you practice in all these states?
Believe it or not, the issues that need to be resolved in a divorce are exactly the same no matter where you live!
You’ve got to develop a plan to raise your kids (parenting), figure out how you’re going to share in the cost to raise them (child support), determine if one of you needs financial support post-divorce (alimony), and divide up your property and debts (equitable distribution or community property).
And while there are subtle nuances in how the issues are resolved from state-to-state, the majority of what needs to be accomplished is the same.
Naturally, we’ve taken the time to research the issues in these 6 states and learn the subtle nuances that make practicing in them unique. And we continue to stay abreast of the issues through our memberships in the professional communities and organizations that each state has to offer, as well as attending conferences, seminars and reading up on updates that affect state-related issues.
I live in a state in which you practice but you don’t have an office near me. Can we still work together?
The answer is: Yes!
You can use our virtual online mediation service and still get the same great results.
In fact, our clients love the convenience so much that 75% of them choose to mediate with us virtually, even when we have an office near them.
This all sounds great so how do I and my spouse get started?
That's easy. Book an Initial Meeting for the two of you!
Joe, I just wanted to tell you that we appreciate how you and Cheryl both were so professional and helped us through this difficult process. You even managed to make us laugh a few times.
We truly benefited by your team approach. Thank you.
Thank you so much for all of the help and support you provided throughout the mediation process.
"S" and I weren't sure what to expect but after meeting and working with you, we knew we made the right choice.
Going through a divorce will likely be one of the most significant and stressful life events you will ever face. But finding a qualified professional to help you shouldn't be the hardest part of it.
Lucky for you, it doesn't have to be!
To start the process, book an initial meeting for you and your spouse.