Mediation for Divorce and Parenting Issues

Countless questions arise when a couple divorces. And when there are children involved, there are even more issues. Mediation allows you to make your own decisions about what's best for your family, rather than trusting your fate to a judge. Mediated divorce settlements are usually quicker and less expensive than going to court, result in less animosity, and are easier on the kids as a result.

Some examples of disagreements that might require mediation:

  • What happens to the marital assets?
  • With whom will the children live?
  • Who is responsible for child support?
  • Do I need to pay spousal support?
  • What about the Holidays?
  • Who gets the dog?

"Asking the legal system to resolve divorce is like asking a boxing coach to be our marriage counselor."

Warren Farrell, Make Any Divorce Better


Mediation offers a starting point for difficult conversations.

Domestic disputes are personal and painful. Mediation helps parties address these issues in a safe, neutral and confidential setting. Successful mediation encourages positive, healthy communication towards the future so the parties can move forward while keeping their co-parenting relationships intact.

Helpful Resources

Custody of the Family Pet

Although pets are considered legal property, determining custody arrangements for family pets can become very emotional. This article discusses the services of a pet mediator, a person who specializes in this kind of dispute: Pet Custody Article.
 

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