What is child custody mediation?

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What is child custody mediation?

Mediation is a way for people to solve their problems. Divorce mediation helps couples work together to make decisions regarding their marital issues. Business mediation helps partners in business work together to make decisions as well. Mediation can be useful when parties need to cooperate with one another to come to a final decision on a topic. This can prove to be a difficult process if all parties are not cooperating. However, the guidance of the mediator may be able to help the parties during this time. The mediator will act as a neutral third party to ensure that all parties are cooperating and working toward a final outcome. For child custody mediation, parents can work together with the mediator in regards to child custody matters. Whether they are unhappy with the current arrangement or simply need a change, they can work with this third party to guarantee an outcome that fits both parties.

How can this process help?

During child custody mediation, many topics will be touched on to elaborate on the current arrangement that is in place. A mediator may ask about the current arrangement, including who has physical and legal custody of the child. This can show who makes decisions for the child and who the child resides with. This may be able to give a clear depiction of how the current arrangement operates and what the flaw is in it. The mediator may also ask about any holiday or vacation schedules that each parent has set. This can help to determine who will be unable to spend time with the child at a specific time. It may also start a conversation of who gets to be with the child on Christmas and other holidays that may be important to the family. The child’s transportation method should also be determined. In order to keep a custody arrangement working, the parents need to determine how they will transport the child back and forth between each parent. This may include each parent driving to pick up the child when it is their time.

This process can be beneficial for families because they may not have to enter into litigation to have these issues solved. Instead, they can openly discuss the current situation and how changes may be beneficial for the child.

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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

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