Family Mediation allows for post-divorce or separated parents to communicate about co-parenting arrangements, which need to be addressed to take care of the child’s best interests.
Even the most amicable separations need a plan for future co-parenting. Putting your children’s best interests first, no matter how much you may dislike their other parent, is the key to co-parenting.
The most successful parenting plans are those in which both parents participate, in order to have a voice in the decisions about their children’s lives. A family mediator works with the parents to facilitate the necessary communication in an amicable manner.
Mediation is a process for handling conflict in which the parties voluntarily meet with a trained, impartial mediator to resolve their dispute. It is a voluntary process which allows for a Parenting Plan Agreement to be compiled. This agreement may then be submitted to be made an Order of the Court.