Coping with a divorce is difficult for everyone involved, but children tend to struggle the most. If you and your spouse are planning to file for divorce, mediation may be the right solution for your family. The divorce mediation process can be beneficial for many reasons, but today we are going to focus on the ways this alternative divorce solution can protect and benefit your children.
Avoiding Stress & Tension
Divorcing spouses need to come to an agreement on many sensitive matters such as the division of marital property, child custody, and more. It’s no secret that emotions typically run high during this process, but having the help of a mediator can make all of the difference.
A certified, neutral mediator is there to guide you and your spouse through the divorce process. They work with you to resolve any disputed issues and move toward a final settlement, significantly reducing the stress, tension, and other emotions associated with divorce. When parents are able to cooperate and come to an agreement, children are able to avoid the stress associated with a contested divorce. Not to mention, mediation is much faster than litigation, which means your children can sooner begin adjusting to the divorce.
Laying the Groundwork for Successful Co-Parenting
Mediation is a great place to lay the groundwork as co-parents. The mediation process allows both spouses to work together to try and find a solution that works best for everyone. Additionally, mediators provide great tools for divorcing spouses to learn how to negotiate, compromise, and communicate in a more productive, cooperative manner. These tools are extremely effective when applied to co-parenting and can result in a healthier, safer environment for children of divorced parents.
Coming Up with a Positive Parenting Plan
Divorcing spouses with children under the age of 18 will need to come up with a parenting plan before the divorce is finalized. This process can be made much easier during mediation with the help of a certified mediator. A mediator can help you and your spouse communicate and address any important issues or concerns along the way, preventing major conflict and assisting the two of you in reaching a plan that you both agree on. Mediation helps coming up with a positive parenting plan much simpler.
Call Alternative Divorce Solutions
To determine if mediation is the right choice for your family, turn to Alternative Divorce Solutions. We are happy to discuss your situation with you during a free, one-hour consultation. Our divorce mediation lawyers can help you avoid a courtroom battle and protect what matters most to you—your family and future.
Schedule a free consultation with Alternative Divorce Solutions by calling (949) 558-2624 today.