When the dust settles from your divorce, you may assume that the most difficult part of the process is over. After all, you have divided the property that you shared, made decisions about child custody and even negotiated the terms for child and/or spousal maintenance payments. However, many divorced couples find out very quickly that learning how to effectively co-parent can be one of the biggest challenges you face in the entire process of living separate lives. You may have divorced your spouse, but you are still both responsible for the care of your children as well as decisions about their future.
Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce
If you and your ex are struggling with co-parenting after a divorce, mediation can be an excellent tool to help you navigate all types of co-parenting issues. Johnson Mediation focuses on helping divorced couples navigate the issues that come up after a divorce is final, including co-parenting. Mediation offers you a forum to discuss the issues you that you are struggling to agree on. With the help of a third-party mediator, you and your ex can find a way forward that works for your unique situation. Mediation focuses on reducing conflict and focusing on productive discussions that produce real solutions. Some of the most common co-parenting issues include coping with entirely different parenting styles, one or both parents speaking negatively of the other, or a parent regularly breaking established agreements.
The Minnesota court system encourages former couples to use mediation to settle disputes related to co-parenting before moving forward with a court case. The court system simply cannot litigate each and every co-parenting dispute. In addition to mediation services, Johnson Mediation also offers parenting coaching and a parenting time expeditor which can also be helpful in resolving co-parenting issues with your ex.
Using Mediation to Solve Co-Parenting Conflict
The difficulty between you and your ex does not always end when the divorce is finalized. If your divorce is final and you are struggling to co-parent with your ex-wife or ex-husband, you can find a way forward. Johnson Mediation specializes in helping parents put the children first, improve communication and find workable solutions to the issues that you face. Our team of mediators understand the complexities of relationships, conflict and the emotions associated with divorce for all involved. For more information, tips and support for co-parenting after divorce, contact our team at Johnson Mediation at 952-401-7599 to schedule a free consultation.