Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs in the world.
It requires discipline, time management skills, tolerance and of course, patience.
But parenting becomes even more difficult when you decide to get a divorce.
Not only will the divorce process itself be stressful on the kids, how to continue parenting after the divorce brings another set of problems.
Therefore, if you’ve decided to get a divorce, it’s important to consider your options carefully.
These days many people are choosing mediation instead of a traditional divorce, not only because it’s faster and cheaper, but also because it tends to be less stressful on the kids.
Since mediation is conducted in private and encourages teamwork and cooperation among spouses, kids are not exposed to the same contentious court battles that can occur in traditional divorce.
Mediation for co-parenting
One of the most important aspects of any divorce that involves children is determining a parenting plan and creating a strong co-parenting foundation that will remain in place once the divorce is finalized.
Mediation can help parents create co-parenting foundations in several ways.
Listed below are some of the benefits mediation can have on building a stronger co-parenting foundation:
- Teamwork. Mediation is built around compromise, cooperation and trust. If you and your spouse can work together during the mediation process to achieve your desired results for the divorce, then you should also be able to work together in the future raising your kids.
- Creating a parenting plan. The parenting plan you create in mediation will determine where your children live, visitation schedules, and important issues related to their health and education. A good mediator will help you and your spouse create a parenting plan that works in the long run.
- Communication. The mediation process can improve communication between parents, something that will be important moving forward.
Although easier said than done, it’s important to try and keep your emotions to the side during the mediation process.
If you focus on the future well-being, stability and happiness of your children first, the results of mediation will be better in the long run.
Contact a Fresno and San Diego, California Divorce Mediation Lawyer Today
If you’ve decided to get a divorce and are worried about how it will affect your children’s future, we understand your frustration.
Luckily, there are options available to you and we’re here to help.
At the Law Offices of Rebecca Medina, we have a compassionate team of professionals who understand the complexities of California family law.
We can help you decide if divorce mediation in Fresno, California is the right path for you.