1. You both want to get a divorce or separation.
It’s natural that one of you may have some reservations about divorcing, but there’s a big difference between being sad the marriage is over but willing to proceed with divorce versus digging your heels in and doing anything you can to try to stop it.
2. You are both ready to start the divorce mediation process.
We suggest you book an initial meeting once you and your spouse are both ready to actually begin the divorce mediation process.
3. You are both willing to consider mediation as a viable option for your divorce.
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, book an initial meeting.
But if your spouse is still resentful or blaming you and only agreed to learn more about mediation because you pressured them into it, skip booking an initial meeting and (sadly) hire an attorney instead.
Or, if you would like to do some legwork so you can then present this more peaceful divorce option to your spouse, you may book the meeting for yourself only and use it as an informational session.
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.
Dear Joe, I am writing to thank you for the mediation process that “D” and I went through with you. Getting a divorce is hard enough but I am happy to say I am glad we found you and found out about mediation. It was definitely the way to go for “D” and me.
At first I was unsure of the whole process but after meeting with Cheryl for the initial meeting and having her explain exactly how mediation works and how we go about it, I was relieved to hear how much simpler of a process it is without getting attorneys involved.
You made every meeting very comfortable and you were able to solve every issue that came across our plate, without us fighting or killing each other. You also made sure we covered every base and we didn’t leave out anything.
Thanks for all you did for making a horrible time of our lives a much easier one to get through. I appreciate everything you did!
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 telephone and a computer or tablet with an internet connection.
There's nothing to download and no distracting video - we'll provide a link to a specific website and you'll enter the password we give you.
It's as simple and convenient as that!
And yes, the meeting is with a real human!
Once you become our client, you'll have the choice of continuing to mediate virtually, or if you prefer, you can mediate in-person in any of our local locations.
Take the next step to a peaceful, fair, child-focused and cost-effective divorce!
It was convenient and cost effective to mediate with Equitable Mediation. And the best part was working with Cheryl and Joe.
Their knowledge and expertise was outstanding and their compassion and encouragement was greatly appreciated. They made a stressful, difficult process easy to navigate and manage.
And the best divorce mediator isn't necessarily the one who offers a free consultation or has an office closest to your home.
The mediator you choose will play a critical role in:
So if you want to learn how you can make your divorce less expensive, less time-consuming and less stressful for you and your family and get a thorough agreement that's fair to both of you and puts your children first, book this meeting!
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.