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.
When you make the difficult decision to divorce, it is a given that your family will undergo a significant change. Each member of your family may respond to this change differently, depending on their age, their personality and their emotional maturity. The best way to move forward is to navigate your divorce with cooperation and compromise in mind. A traditional divorce settled in the court system can increase the overall conflict between you and your spouse, while using mediation can lessen the overall conflict and lay a foundation for a positive relationship once your divorce is final.
For most people the process of getting divorced is physically and emotionally draining. The financial costs associated with a typical divorce compound the stress and anxiety even more. Parents in particular can be left feeling exhausted and confused about which way to turn for help. The court system views the dissolution of marriage to be a legal issue but it is so much more than that. Unfortunately, the emotional, financial and physical aspects of raising a child can be left unresolved without proper support from a professional mediator
Communication is often cited as one of the main causes of divorce. So, it makes sense that communication problems continue for divorced couples with children well after the divorce papers are signed. Co-parenting after divorce is a new phase of a relationship but it is common for some of the same patterns from the marriage
It is often said that parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs that anybody can have. Children do not come with a manual. If they did, there may be a thick chapter devoted to parenting after divorce. Spouses are often at their worst during the divorce process and may be unable to see how the upheaval, stress and tension is affecting the children. Parenting consulting is used to make sure that the best interest of the child is forefront in decisions. A parenting consultant may be chosen by the parents and appointed by the court.
Johnson Mediation offers parenting consulting to people navigating a divorce and who have children. As one of the leading services dealing with family mediation, Johnson Mediation has garnered a reputation as a knowledgeable, reliable, and highly professional mediation service. Among our specialties is Parenting Consulting, which is an important complement to divorce mediation for couples who have children. Our parenting consultant services help divorcing parents maintain their focus on the long-term welfare of their kids. Children, after all, are the most…