Every divorce may be unique, but one thing that is universal across nearly all divorce cases is the overwhelming change that families feel once a divorce is final. No change is starker than the impact on divorce on the holiday season. Instead of celebrating the season together, you suddenly must adjust to splitting time with your children with your ex-spouse. This can be a challenge for all – including your children. Johnson Mediation specializes in helping families adjust to how divorce can affect the holidays for families in Shakopee, Minnesota. Here are some tips for how you can help your family adjust to dealing with the holidays after a divorce.
You love your children with all of your heart and when your relationship with your spouse changes and you decide to divorce, you are forced to come up with a parenting plan that divides the precious time you spend with them. This can be one of the most difficult transitions for a family and with high emotions and increased conflict. It can feel impossible to make decisions that put your children first. Mediation is ideally suited to help you with this.
If you have made the tough decision to divorce and are a parent, much of your stress, concern and even anxiety is centered around how custody will be settled. Child custody is often the most difficult and stressful aspects of a divorce settlement. Nearly all parents struggle thinking about not seeing their child (or children) as often after a divorce. While this difficulty cannot be taken away, mediation is a tool that can be used to create the best possible solution for all. Johnson Mediation specializes in child custody mediation in Carver County, Minnesota and can help you and your family make decisions that put your children first.
If you and your spouse have children and have made the difficult decision to divorce, it is critically important to keep the needs of your children at the heart of every decision you make. You may feel extreme anger, sadness, frustration, disappointment about the loss of your marriage, but none of this is your children’s fault. It is unfortunately very easy to let those intense emotions impact your kids. Child first mediation is a highly effective tool that can empower you and your ex to come up with ways to settle your divorce without furthering the conflict and adversarial nature of your relationship.
If your current child-custody agreement no longer works for you as you need it to, you may need to request a child custody modification, and Johnson Mediation can help you accomplish this task. It is very important to keep your child custody agreement up to date.
If you and your ex are finding that since your divorce, situations have changed and you are starting to have tension between the two of you, sit down with a mediator and work things out. It is unrealistic to expect that you will never need to make changes to a child custody agreement.
When you decide to separate or divorce and you share children, your top priority is very likely the well-being of your kids. You must settle many important issues regarding how your children will be parented after the divorce, including a custody agreement as well as the negotiation of child support. Johnson Mediation offers comprehensive mediation services to help families navigate the entire divorce process and move forward with a positive and healthy life. Our team understands how important your kid’s well- being is to you and we will make sure to put your family first every step of the way.