Is Divorce Mediation Well-Suited For Couples Who Have Children?
Divorce mediation is well-suited for couples who have children because it helps children see their parents working together in a peaceful manner to create the best possible solutions for their family’s needs. It is well known that family law matters such as divorce, child custody and other issues can be incredibly difficult to resolve.
Everyone has their own agendas and often conflicting sets of best interests. Creating effective resolutions can often be best achieved by finding common ground through divorce mediation, rather than fighting each other. This process helps people resolve the most intractable disputes.
It is a well-suited tool for the needs of parents facing family law issues. Working an experienced mediator can help you create the most direct path to securing the resolution you need to all types of family law matters including divorce, child custody and child support.
Through the divorce mediation process, you keep the decision-making power in your own hands rather than ceding that power to a judge. You know your family better than anyone else, and being able to make decisions about your children’s future is in your and your children’s best interests.
Divorce mediation can also reduce stress within you, your spouse, and your children. In cases with children, it can help develop a paradigm of cooperation or peaceful dispute resolution that will be very beneficial as the child is being raised. This helps your children understand that while you may not be together as a married couple, you will always work together for the benefit of your children. Mediation builds confidence and trust between you and your spouse as co-parents in the future, and protects your children from unnecessary stress that can occur within the court system.
For more than 40 years I have seen the good that can come from divorce mediation, and have helped people work through the most difficult family law matters. If you are in the Kansas City area and believe mediation will be beneficial to you and your family, contact me today, Hugh O’Donnell, to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call me at (816) 533-5152 with any questions you have about divorce mediation.