Co-parenting is a parenting arrangement after divorce where both parents remain involved in their children’s upbringing and activities. It requires frequent interaction between parents, both in public and private. Successful co-parenting depends on both spouses being committed to maintaining civility and prioritizing their children’s well-being over any personal differences. Our attorneys can help you reach an agreement on co-parenting strategies that work for both you and your ex-spouse.
Benefits of Mediation for Co-Parenting Agreements
- Control: Mediation allows parents to have more control over the final outcome of their co-parenting agreement. Instead of leaving it up to a judge to decide, parents can work together to create a plan that meets their unique needs and the needs of their children.
- Communication: Mediation can improve communication between parents, which is essential for successful co-parenting. The process encourages both parties to express their concerns, listen to the other’s perspective, and find mutually agreeable solutions.
- Flexibility: Mediation offers a more flexible approach to resolving conflicts compared to court proceedings. Parents can choose the time and place for mediation sessions and work at their own pace to reach a resolution.
- Cost-effective: Mediation is typically less expensive than going to court for co-parenting disputes. Parents can save money on legal fees and other expenses associated with litigation.
- Confidentiality: Mediation is a private process, which means that discussions and agreements made during mediation sessions are not part of public court records.
Overall, mediation can provide a more collaborative and less adversarial approach to co-parenting agreements, resulting in a more positive outcome for both parents and their children.