If you went through a divorce over the last year, you may be absolutely dreading the upcoming holiday season. In addition to the major life change you and your family have experienced, you must also find ways to be socially distant from family and friends and wear masks to stop the spread of COVID19. The holidays can be difficult and overwhelming normally, but this year will be especially strained. The team at Johnson Mediation is ready to help you get through this holiday season in a healthy way. We offer divorce support services that can ensure that you have plans in place that work
If you are curious about the concept of parenting consulting and want to learn more about the process, Johnson Mediation can help. A Parenting Consultant (PC) works with families to help them navigate issues related to parenting time (also known as visitation), differences in parenting styles, approach to discipline, schedules, education as well as interests and activities of the child or children. It is important to understand that a parenting consultant does not address issues related to custody or finances. A parenting consultant can be chosen by a couple or the court, depending on the situation.
COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down and has forced us to slow down, social distance and stay home when possible. However, even though the virus continues to spread in our community, our lives cannot simply stop until we have a vaccine. One extremely positive outcome of living through this unusual time is that our society has been forced to virtualize many different events and processes that cannot safely happen at the present time. We are working from home more, graduation celebrations and senior proms have been held virtually, and we have all gotten used to logging into Zoom
Sharing custody of children can be one of the most difficult transitions after a divorce. You and your spouse are very likely both used to seeing your children each and every day. Sharing custody means that your kids spend some portion of their time with you and some portion of their time with your ex. Navigating custody agreements and court orders are a challenge for many couples.
A parenting consultant may be able to help you resolve issues surrounding parenting time, disciplinary issues, parenting styles, scheduling conflicts and issues with school
The last several months have been an unprecedented time for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to alter our work schedules, our social interactions, school for our children and our shopping habits. For health care providers, this is an extremely stressful time of caring for those who have become sick and worrying that you may bring it home to your family. Many others are facing stress of a different kind as unemployment numbers skyrocket. Our family dynamics are also under stress. Families who share custody of their children have had to adapt to this new normal as well.
Divorce mediation is much more well-known now than ever before, and, as a result, more couples are choosing this method more often for its simplicity and low cost. Overall, divorce mediation is simply a better option than the traditional and more adversarial court-based divorce process. As divorce mediation becomes even more popular across the country, other divorce support services like divorce coaching also offer value and support navigating this difficult process. Johnson Mediation offers divorce coaching as part of our comprehensive divorce mediation services to those in the South metro area.