Child Related Mediation

Divorce Advice for Stay-At-Home Moms

Divorce Advice for Stay-At-Home Moms

Divorce can be very challenging both emotionally and financially. For a stay-at-home mom that has chosen to leave the traditional workforce and support her family at home, the prospect of divorce can be very scary. Not having an active and current resume, no matter how long you’ve been a stay-at-home mom, can cause challenges in…

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How You Can Manage Grief with Divorce Mediation

How You Can Manage Grief with Divorce Mediation

Divorce happens for a wide variety of reasons but, regardless of the reason, most people will experience grief during a divorce. Even if you cannot wait for your divorce to be finalized, you may feel conflicting feelings of grief that leave you emotionally drained and confused.  Many things can trigger grief including negotiating the division…

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What if I Need to Modify My Child Support Agreement?

What if I Need to Modify My Child Support Agreement?

The goal of any divorce settlement is that everyone would be happy and satisfied with the conditions of their settlement and that there would never need to be any future modifications.  But, unfortunately, we do not live in a utopia and, for various reasons, many individuals find that circumstances have changed and a child support…

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Structuring a Co-Parenting Schedule

Structuring a Co-Parenting Schedule

One of the hardest things to navigate in a divorce is determining how you will fairly and effectively co-parent your children.  What is always most important is finding a schedule and plan that is best for your children, first and foremost. Structuring a co-parenting schedule requires a fair amount of negotiation and with heightened emotions…

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2 Tips for Surviving and Thriving During Divorce Mediation

2 Tips for Surviving and Thriving During Divorce Mediation

Once you have decided to divorce, the next step is to begin the legal process. Often, people assume they must hire separate lawyers and spend months in court discussing personal and private details and going through the emotionally-draining divorce process. However, there is a much better alternative that can save you time, money, and emotional…

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Importance of a Legally-Binding Co-Parenting Agreement

Importance of a Legally-Binding Co-Parenting Agreement

Whether you were married or not, if you have decided to separate from your spouse and you had children together you need a legally binding co-parenting agreement. Many people decide for various reasons to try to agree about a co-parenting plan without drafting and signing anything that is legally binding, but this is a mistake….

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3 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

3 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

Telling your children that you and your spouse are divorcing is never easy. Whether they are toddlers or teens, and whether they are aware that this may be coming or not, it is a difficult thing to tell children because every child reacts differently. But, while it is difficult, it must be done and it…

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3 Common Divorce Mediation Questions Answered

3 Common Divorce Mediation Questions Answered

When it comes to divorce, almost everyone has at least a few questions. But, how do you get your questions answered? And, if you are working with a divorce mediator, will the answers be in your best interest? It is important to trust your divorce mediator and feel free to ask any questions that may…

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Grief’s Impact on Divorce Mediation

Grief’s Impact on Divorce Mediation

Often, when we think of divorce, we envision the driving emotion that causes contention to be anger.  But, it is important to understand grief’s impact on the divorce process.  Even though you are parting ways as a couple, effective communication can make the divorce process much quicker and easier for everyone.  But, when one or…

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The Mediation Process and How It Helps Mitigate Anger

The Mediation Process and How It Helps Mitigate Anger

Mediation is used to resolve a variety of conflicts and disputes, from personal injury claims to divorce. The mediator helps to contain the conflict into manageable parts and avoid a majority of emotional outbursts. Most people who enter the mediation process find it easier to come to terms, but much of that has to do…

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Negotiating Child Support With Mediation

Negotiating Child Support With Mediation

Whether you are just starting to consider getting a divorce or adjusting an agreement after many years apart, by using a negotiator, you can be confident that your children’s best interest will be taken into account during the divorce settlement, custody arrangements, and any child support agreements. Mediators are licensed professionals, trained to reduce conflict…

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Settling Child Custody Disputes with a Mediator

Settling Child Custody Disputes with a Mediator

Custody provisions as part of a divorce settlement include both child support payments and time-sharing agreements. If the children involved are younger at the time of the divorce, the arrangements will need to be revisited as the children grow up. Using a mediator to settle child custody disputes can be beneficial to helping your children…

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Use a Mediator to Resolve Disputes

Use a Mediator to Resolve Disputes

Mediation is a way to resolve conflict. In the legal arena, mediation is most often used in divorces, but it actually has many benefits outside the marital separation process. Mediation offers more flexibility than the courts can. The mediator facilitates communication between the parties to reach an agreeable solution. This allows the parties involved to…

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Make Changes to Your Parenting Time With Mediation

Make Changes to Your Parenting Time With Mediation

Custody agreements often need to change with the ever-changing needs of the child and family. Ideally, both parents would agree on the arrangements, but in reality that rarely happens. Going through the courts to resolve a dispute can be costly and time-consuming. Sometimes, finding a solution involves getting the parties together to discuss the logistics….

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Mediation Can Make Your Divorce Easier on Your Children

Mediation Can Make Your Divorce Easier on Your Children

Divorce is stressful in any situation, but it can be especially difficult when children are involved. As parents, you never want to put your emotional distress onto your children. Mediation during a divorce can help you separate legally from your spouse and also make the whole process easier on your children. It Is a Faster…

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Child Custody Modification

Child Custody Modification

Child Custody Modification During a divorce that involves minor children, you and your spouse came to an agreement about child custody (now known as “legal decision-making).  This agreement pertained to the making of major life decisions for children about their education, medical needs, religious training and personal care. But later on, there may come a…

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Mediating a Parenting Agreement for Unmarried Parents

Mediating a Parenting Agreement for Unmarried Parents

Developing a custody arrangement, child support, and a parenting plan during divorce is common and many cases are fairly straightforward.  But, if unmarried parents decide to separate and need to establish a parenting agreement, including custody and child support, the process can be a little more complicated. Rather than arguing in court and getting into…

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Managing Grief in Divorce Mediation

Managing Grief in Divorce Mediation

Regardless of the circumstances, divorce can often feel like a death.  While there might be many reasons you are pursuing a divorce, it also represents the end of one chapter of life and the beginning of a new chapter.  Grief can easily creep in, even when you least expect it, but there are ways to…

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Having Kids When You Didn’t Put a Ring on It

Having Kids When You Didn’t Put a Ring on It

Having Kids When You Didn’t Put a Ring on It Whether you and your co-parent decided not to marry, or you married and then divorced, you can’t deny the impact your separation will have on your children. Children from single-parent or split households experience vastly different upbringings from children from two-parent households. That doesn’t necessarily…

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