Going through a divorce with children is a difficult journey. Not only do you have to think about your own well-being, but you also have to think about the kids’. This can make decisions that would normally be easy a bit more challenging to make. We know that you just want to do what is best for your children, and we are here to help you work toward that goal.
Many child custody cases are resolved through the use of mediation or collaborative methods. These enable the parents to make decisions about the child instead of asking a judge to make them. If you choose to use this method, you and your ex will work closely to negotiate the terms of the parenting plan.
The way that mediation is handled can have a big impact on how the parenting arrangement works in the future. Typically, if you and your ex can keep things civil now, it will be easier down the road to remain respectful and have a productive relationship.
It isn’t always easy to get along with an ex, so you have to make sure that you go into each negotiation session prepared. Failing to do this can lead to you becoming unnerved, which might cause problems with compromising. We are here to help ensure that your rights are protected and that you are aware of your options each step of the way.
Once you and your ex work things out, you will have an outline of how various situations should be handled. As your child matures, you might need to have this modified. You can focus on what your child needs now since you know that modifications are possible.