If you are in the midst of a contentious divorce and you are told that you and your ex must work with a parenting consultant to try to resolve issues surrounding issues related to your kids, you may not know where to begin. First, you should know that you can choose your own parenting consultant, or one can be appointed by the court. Second, you should understand exactly what a parenting consultant does. The role of a Parenting Consultant is to help a family navigate issues such as parenting time (visitation), differences in parenting style (including discipline), resolving schedule conflicts, school placement and even plans
A divorce does not just impact the two adults in a relationship. If you have children, they feel the impact as well. Helping your children adjust to the idea of the divorce and then the major life changes that follow is a huge part of the transition process for many couples. Your children know you and your spouse well, so trying to hide things and tell them things that are simply not true are going to make them feel unsure and vulnerable. Be honest about what is happening, what it means for them and that you will love them the same no matter what.
While divorce means that you are legally separating from your spouse, you and your spouse are certainly not the only two people who are impacted by the decision to divorce. If you share children, then you are likely trying your best to navigate the difficult process while keeping their best interests at heart. Using an alternative dispute service like divorce mediation to settle the terms of your divorce can help you stay focused on your goal of protecting your family and resolving issues in a healthy way. Johnson Mediation can help you stay focused on you, your family and your future throughout the divorce mediation process.
For many couples, your relationship does not end when you sign your divorce papers. If you are ready to move forward with your life, you may look to that moment as the end of your relationship, but it can be simply the beginning of a new phase of your relationship. No matter how you settled your divorce and how much conflict was between the two of you, post-divorce mediation can help you manage new issues that come up after your divorce is final. Johnson Mediation specializes in post-divorce mediation for those in the Chanhassen, Minnesota area.
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 forced many area businesses to close temporarily or alter hours and offerings. The team at Johnson Mediation has been working during this time to adapt our approach and services to meet the current need. We are a local divorce mediator currently open in Shakopee, MN. We have put systems in place to maintain safety, social distancing and now even offer virtual mediation services to give you the option not to even be in person during your mediation sessions. You can proceed safely with the divorce process