Parenting

Advantages of Mediating a Prenup

Prenuptial agreements – just those two words can send shivers down the spine of engaged couples. Though a prenup may sound intimidating, cold, and contractual (because it is, after all, a contract), it does not have to be something that intimidates and instills fear. In fact, it is something that is very wise and useful…

Structuring a Coparenting Schedule

Structuring a Coparenting 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 Coparenting schedule requires a fair amount of negotiation and with heightened emotions…

Importance of a Legally-Binding Coparenting Agreement

Importance of a Legally-Binding Coparenting 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 Coparenting agreement. Many people decide for various reasons to try to agree about a Coparenting plan without drafting and signing anything that is legally binding, but this is a mistake….

What You Need to Know About Raising Kids Outside of Marriage

What You Need to Know About Raising Kids Outside of Marriage

Marriage isn’t for everyone, and whether you’re separating from the parent of your children or in a committed relationship with a partner but you decide not to get married, it’s important to understand how not being married to your children’s parent can affect your lives. If you’re the parent of a child, or considering having…

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…

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….

What Are The Benefits of Coparenting Mediation?

What Are The Benefits of Coparenting Mediation?

Separation or divorce can be difficult, especially when children are involved. Coparenting is an important aspect of family life after divorce or separation, but Coparenting isn’t always easy. However, Coparenting mediation can help divorced or separated parents in various ways. 1. Make Life Less Stressful for Your Children When parents divorce or separate from one…

Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Arizona

Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Arizona

If you are a father in Arizona but aren’t married to the mother of your child, she automatically becomes the legal guardian of your son or daughter. If you’re in a good Coparenting relationship with the mother, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Unfortunately, if you and the mother of your child don’t get along…

How to Plan for Children When You Don’t Plan to Stay Together

How to Plan for Children When You Don’t Plan to Stay Together

How to Plan for Children When You Don’t Plan to Stay Together You never thought this day would come. After building a life with your spouse or partner and having one or more children, you’ve decided the relationship can no longer work. Yet you both want what is best for your offspring, and that means…

The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning

The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning

The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning Raising a child alone is never easy. Whether you’re divorced, widowed, or never married, having the weight of a child’s life, health, and future happiness on your shoulders is enough to stress anyone. However, with an effective parenting plan you can relieve a great deal of…

Coparenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents

Coparenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents

Coparenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents You’ve heard the term “broken home” – a home where divorce has created constant conflict and strife, resulting in an unhealthy environment for your children. You can avoid this to create a seamless, conflict-free parenting and child raising environment through careful Coparenting that begins with open communication and succeeds…

How to Reduce Expenses and Save Time When Modifying Child Support

How to Reduce Expenses and Save Time When Modifying Child Support

How to Reduce Expenses and Save Time When Modifying Child Support Establishing and modifying a child support agreement can be a frustrating and costly process.  In traditional divorces, a child support agreement would be argued in a court of law with lawyers and a judge.  Thus, each individual has to hire an attorney, go through…