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. Rather than engaging in a lengthy court battle, mediation allows you to engage in a discussion with your soon to be ex-spouse about how best to handle your unique child custody case. Johnson Mediation specializes in Child Custody Mediation in Chanhassen, MN and can help you and your family move forward in the best way possible.
Focus on Your Children First in Mediation Process
Child custody can be extremely complicated. Mediation relies on the premise that, as parents, you actually know what is best for your child(ren). One of the most important things to remember during the mediation process is that child custody is not based on your own personal needs and wants, but it is based on what is best for your kids. The mediation team at Johnson Mediation can help you navigate child custody mediation, putting your children’s needs first in your discussions and in your decisions. When you make these decisions with your children first in your mind, you are more likely to be collaborative, cooperative and understanding of your former partner’s perspective.
The child custody mediators at Johnson Mediation are experienced and trained mediators, but we also know Minnesota law. Common factors that are considered in child custody cases in our state include physical and mental health of parents and of children, any special needs of the child(ren), child’s own preferences, work obligations of each parent, the nature of the parental relationships prior to the divorce, and any potential issues of domestic violence. Reaching a child custody agreement using mediation lays a strong foundation for future communication related to co-parenting after divorce as well.
Chanhassen MN Child Custody Mediation
Putting your own needs aside during a time of great stress is never easy. The child custody mediation team at Johnson Mediation can help you through this process every step of the way. If you live in the Chanhassen, MN area, call Johnson Mediation at 952-401-7599 to speak with a member of our team.