What is Child Custody Mediation?

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Enduring the divorce process is the most challenging part of any relationship. Unfortunately, if you have children, they have to endure the divorce process as well. As both you and your spouse are caring parents, you only want the best for your child. However, what is actually best sometimes becomes unclear in the midst of a divorce. If you wish to mitigate the effects your divorce has on your children and yourselves, you may consider hiring a child custody mediator. Here are some of the questions you may have: 

What does a child custody mediator do?

Not unlike a divorce mediator, the overall goal of a child custody mediator is to facilitate a productive discussion between you and your spouse in order to reach the best terms for all parties included, especially your children. Divorce is very often a contested matter, and it is hard enough to come to an agreement with your spouse regarding financial assets alone. Children are a whole other level of importance, which is why the issue can become so complicated. This is why hiring an unbiased, neutral divorce mediator may work to your advantage. By working together in a civil, peaceful setting outside of the courtroom, there is a far greater chance that you and your spouse will come to terms that work for both of you. Additionally, by hiring a divorce custody mediator, you will most likely save time, money, and energy on the divorce process. The sooner the process is over, the sooner your lives can return back to some degree of normalcy. This, of course, is best for all parties involved.

What is the child custody mediation process like?

As mentioned above, the goal of a divorce mediator is to facilitate productive and civil discussions between you and your spouse. Some of the topics a divorce mediator may address include, but are not limited to:

  • Who has legal custody of the child
  • Who has physical custody of the child
  • What holiday and vacation schedules will be
  • How the child will be transported to and from locations

By entering the mediation process with your spouse, you may be able to:

  • Build a parenting plan that allows your child time to spend with both parents
  • Build a parenting plan that suits the best needs of your child
  • Change or determine the primary residence of your child
  • Establish parenting relocation proposals
  • Resolve arguments and deal with anger in a productive way

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Matters of divorce and family law should be navigated with the guidance of an experienced attorney. If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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