When you and your spouse decided to separate, it may have been because you grew apart, changed, had difficulty communicating or had different goals. If you share children, however, the divorce is not the end of your relationship. In fact, it is just the beginning of a new phase of your relationship: co-parenting.
Co-parenting your children from different homes requires a new level of communication, patience and skill. Johnson Mediation can help you with all types of issues related to parenting with your ex-spouse.
Deciding to divorce is more than a decision to make a logistical change in your life. For many couples, it represents a personal loss and can elicit emotions like regret, sadness, and disappointment. These emotions impact the two individuals in the marriage but also have an effect on the children from the marriage as well. There are strategies for reducing the emotional toll of a divorce on a family and the team at Johnson Mediation can help you find your way forward while you and your family heal.
The team at Johnson Mediation is probably best known for helping Minnesota couples navigate the divorce process. Divorce mediation makes up a large part of what we do each and every day. However, what people might not realize is that we can provide all types of support for local couples, whether they are considering divorce or not. The resources, support and strategies that our staff can offer can benefit couples no matter whether you are moving forward with divorce, were divorced many years ago, or just a bit unsure of your future together. We provide these services online.
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.