1. You both want to get a divorce.
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 versus digging your heels in and doing anything you can to try to stop it.
2. You are both ready to start the divorce process.
We suggest you book an initial meeting once you and your spouse are both ready to actually begin the divorce 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.
Other than the decision to divorce itself, there is no single more important decision than choosing a divorce mediator qualified to handle your divorce.
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.
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!
- L.D., Princeton, NJ
Joe, You and Cheryl definitely have a way of taking the edge off a difficult process. From start to finish, I always felt like I was in good hands.
Knowing up front how much our mediation was going to cost helped "K" and I focus on what really mattered. Instead of worrying about if every time we picked up the phone we were going to get a bill!
It's obvious that the two of you care a lot about the people you work with and what you do so thank you!
- D.S., West Windsor, NJ
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.
- L.T., Monroe, NJ