What is Child Custody Mediation?

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.