The Best Way to Get a Divorce? Hear What The Experts Say
Equitable Mediation & Divorce Blog
by Equitable Mediation
4M ago
Once you've made the difficult decision to divorce, you may feel a bit of relief - like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. But you now have another important decision to make. You need to decide which method to use to actually get the divorce. In this post, you'll hear what our panel of experts have to say about the best way to get a divorce and which divorce method they recommend to their clients ..read more
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How to Cope with Divorce
Equitable Mediation & Divorce Blog
by Equitable Mediation
4M ago
Divorce is a stressful, major life event that can flip your life upside down. Not only do you have to contend with the legal and financial aspects of the divorce process itself, but you also have to come to grips with the reality that your marriage is ending and "life as you know it" is changing in every possible way. It's normal to feel out of control while going through a divorce or separation. But there are some things you can do when dealing with the emotional turmoil of divorce and self-care is critical to your mental health. This post is all about how to cope with divorce ..read more
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What Does Divorce Mediation Cost? Learn The Real Truth
Equitable Mediation & Divorce Blog
by Equitable Mediation
5M ago
The cost of divorce mediation is not determined solely by the hourly rate of the mediator. The competency, skill level and experience of the mediator, services provided by the divorce mediator, and thoroughness of the mediation process are other factors that contribute to the cost of divorce mediation. The only way to ensure your divorce mediation will be as cost-effective as possible is to hire a mediator who is experienced and highly skilled, provides a comprehensive service, and has a thorough process. Here's how each factor affects how much your divorce mediation will cost.   True ..read more
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How Does Child Support Work?
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by Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator
9M ago
If I asked you, “What is child support?” what would you say? Something like, “It’s when one parent gives the other parent money for the kids after they’re divorced?” And if I followed up by asking, “What is child support used for?” would you say, “Um… their expenses?” Even though child support impacts more than 60% of all divorces in the United States, there so much confusion around the subject. If you have children, it's crucial that child support be addressed carefully and thoroughly at the time of your divorce, because it can have a significant impact on their lives now and for many years ..read more
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I Want a Divorce But My Husband Doesn't
Equitable Mediation & Divorce Blog
by Cheryl Dillon, Divorce Coach
9M ago
Chances are, when you got married, you and your husband were both equally excited to start your new life together. Unfortunately, when it comes to ending a marriage, the situation isn’t always so balanced. Many women call us and say, "I want a divorce but my husband doesn’t. What can I do? Can you tell me how to divorce my husband?" If your husband doesn't want to divorce, it can be incredibly frustrating for a wife. But let's get one thing straight right off the top... If one spouse wants a divorce, both spouses are getting a divorce. Wives don't need their husbands' permission to divorce th ..read more
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How Does Alimony Work?
Equitable Mediation & Divorce Blog
by Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator
9M ago
Most people going through a divorce think they know the answers to the questions, “What is alimony?” and “How does alimony work?” But in addition to being the most difficult topic to resolve in a divorce, it’s also the most misunderstood. And there’s a lot of misinformation floating around that makes separating fact from fiction extremely difficult. Even what it’s called is confusing! It can be referred to as alimony, spousal support, maintenance, or even spousal maintenance - depending on the state you live in. But to keep things simple, in this post, I’m going to refer to it as alimony. It ..read more
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Safeguarding Your Children in 2022 with Child Support in Illinois
Equitable Mediation Blog
by Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator
10M ago
As a parent preparing to begin a divorce in Illinois, there’s no doubt your children are your number one priority. And they should be. You love your kids and want the world for them. So now that you're getting a divorce, how do you make sure they get the financial support they’re entitled to and their needs are put first above all else? That’s where child support in Illinois comes in. And there's a lot more to determining Illinois child support than you might think.   ..read more
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How to Ensure Your Child's Well-Being in 2022 with Child Support in NJ
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by Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator
10M ago
As a mom or dad preparing to start divorce mediation in New Jersey, your children are most likely your number one concern. And they should be. You love your kids and want the world for them. So now that you're getting a divorce, how do you make sure they get the financial support they need in order to live healthy and happy lives? That’s where NJ child support comes in. And there's a lot more to child support in New Jersey than you might think.   ..read more
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Determining Illinois Alimony in 2022
Equitable Mediation & Divorce Blog
by Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator
1y ago
Your marriage is ending and the same fears keep rushing through your head: The house: “Will I have enough money to keep it?” The bills: “How will I be able to pay them?” Health insurance: “Will I be able to get coverage?” Retirement: “Will there be any money left to save for the future?” In divorce, all of these fears are normal and have something in common: Money. When it comes to money and divorce, there's one issue that's more emotional, controversial and challenging for spouses to resolve than any other. Whether you call it alimony or divorce maintenance, coming to agreement on a matter ..read more
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11 Tragic Mistakes to Avoid in a High Asset Divorce
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by Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator
1y ago
A high asset divorce is one with $1,000,000 in liquid assets subject to negotiation and division. There are a number of significant challenges unique to a high net worth divorcing couple. Here are 11 critical mistakes to avoid so you don’t lose the wealth you’ve worked so hard to build.   Divorce is challenging no matter what the circumstances. But divorces for high net worth spouses or couples with a considerable marital estate are significantly more complicated than divorces involving a more basic portfolio of assets. And there’s a lot more at stake! From a significant asset pool to ..read more
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