Litigating a divorce can be extremely stressful for children. Mediation prevents long custody disputes and benefits your children.
Robert E. Emergy, a professor of psychology and the director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia, found that six hours of mediation caused huge improvements in family relationships a full twelve years later.
Certified divorce mediators Joanne Naiman and Genna Rosten Margolis help you find the best solutions for co-parenting after divorce:
How does mediation benefit your children?
- You and your partner develop a parenting plan that works with both of your schedules.
- You as parents – not a judge – have the power to make custody decisions:
- how much time your children spend with each parent.
- where they will attend school and worship.
- where your children will receive medical care.
- what extra curricular activities they’ll pursue.
- You gain tools to co-parent.
- Your children see you cooperating, and they don’t feel they have to choose sides.
- You forgo a custody battle – so instead of spending money on legal fees, you can spend the money on your children.