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What To Do if Your Lawyer-Driven Divorce Has Gotten Out of Hand

By Cheryl Dillon, Divorce Coach & Co-Mediator

You've decided to divorce and now you're in the middle of a grueling process.

All the attorneys seem to do is fight and you're not getting any closer to being finished.

And the stress of the divorce is making you absolutely crazy, leaving you to wonder how anyone copes with divorce litigation. If you had only known that an attorney-driven divorce would be this stressful, this emotionally draining and this drawn-out, you would have done it all differently.

You're wondering if there's anything you can do now to continue getting divorced - without lawyers.

Sorting Through A Legal And Financial Mess

The legal and financial mess of a divorce can plague you for years if you're not careful.

Perhaps you started working with an attorney only to find they lack the financial expertise to help you come to a fair and equitable settlement.

Maybe you thought you couldn't mediate because you and your spouse were at each other's throats so you hired lawyers. Besides, your friends told you hiring a lawyer was the only way you could get what you were entitled to – which turned out to be untrue.

Maybe you thought you could come to a fair agreement on your own.

But now you find yourself in over your head, unable to solve some of the issues at hand and you need help.

Things may have gotten out of hand but now it's time to take back control of your divorce.

Getting Divorced Without Lawyers

No matter what the reason, it's never too late to do what's best for you and your family and mediate.

Even if you find yourself entangled in a protracted legal battle or working with a lawyer who lacks the financial expertise to help you, you can still make the decision to have a simpler, smarter divorce.

You can make the decision to mediate your divorce - with us.

Ready to take control of your future?

It's time to make a change - a change in how you negotiate your settlement and a change in the professional you use to negotiate that settlement.

A change that will benefit you, your family, and your future.

It's time to work with a professional who can help you and your spouse work through the issues surrounding your divorce in an efficient and cost-effective manner so you can get on with your lives. Someone who has experience in mediating high conflict situations. Someone with the financial tools and expertise to help you come to a fair and equitable settlement.

If you find yourself unhappy with your current professional or the stressful attorney-driven divorce process in general, we invite you to learn more about mediating your divorce with us.

Through our unique approach of helping you every step of the way through the legal, financial, emotional and operational aspects of divorce, you'll get the results you deserve in far less time and at a fraction of the cost.

Getting Divorced Without Lawyers: It's Never Too Late to Mediate

If something in your gut is telling you that continuing to involve lawyers in your divorce will not only destroy your kids, but will also leave you bankrupt - financially and emotionally, it's important for you to know that you and your soon-to-be ex spouse both have choices about the way your divorce proceedings unfold.

And even though you are already working with attorneys, it's never too late to mediate instead.

But because mediation is a voluntary process, in order for mediation to be a viable option for your divorce, you and your spouse would both need to be willing to mediate.

If you and your spouse want to get off the merry-go-round and learn how mediation can help you get through your divorce as peacefully as possible without going bankrupt in the process, the next step would be to schedule an initial meeting for the two of you.

No matter how angry you are with each other or how much things may have already spiraled out of control, we hope you'll both take a deep breath and seriously reconsider your lawyer-driven divorce. Instead, choose mediation - the more peaceful, fair and cost-effective option.

Do this for your own sake, and for the sake of your children.


Equitable Mediation specializes in helping divorcing couples negotiate a fair settlement and divorce peacefully and cost-effectively – without lawyers.

For more than 20 years, Equitable Mediation Founder and Divorce Mediator Joe Dillon has been helping individuals, couples and corporations mediate a myriad of complex issues and intractable problems by utilizing his expertise in negotiation, finance and interpersonal relationships.

For more than 20 years, Co-Founder, Divorce Coach and Co-mediator Cheryl Dillon has been employing her background in psychology, human resources and life coaching to help individuals overcome obstacles to achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential.

Joe and Cheryl are passionate about helping couples avoid the destruction of attorney-driven litigation and know first-hand that the right information, combined with the right expertise and the right kind of support can make the challenging process of divorce less expensive, less time-consuming and less stressful for divorcing couples and their children.

Equitable Mediation serves clients in New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New York and California.

Joe and Cheryl can be contacted by phone at: (877) 732-6682 Visit Web Site Visit Blog

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