As a loving parent, you want to ensure that your child is nurtured well and has a good future, despite your legal separation with your spouse. The welfare of the children is a top priority during divorce. But if you and your spouse cannot agree on what is best for your young one, divorce mediation is a highly recommended method to resolve parenting matters such as child custody, visitation, and child support.
Advantages Of Divorce Mediation For Your Child’s Best Interests
You want to secure your child’s future and you also want them to experience the least possible impact of the divorce process. Thankfully, mediated divorce is known for its practical and emotional benefits for children, making it a preferable alternative to traditional litigated divorce.
- You get to decide for your child. In a courtroom divorce, the judge normally has the power to make the final decision on disputed parenting issues. In other words, your child’s future would be decided by another person instead of the parents. Mediated divorce does the opposite. It lets you and your spouse make decisions for your child – which is ideal, because as parents, you know your child best.
- You make sound decisions. When parents disagree about their children, it’s expected that emotions will rise. But the best decisions are made when both you and your spouse and calm and rational. A mediator helps you ensure this. Further, you can choose a mediator who is knowledgeable in family law, so he/she can provide additional guidance on the best legal scenarios for your child.
- Your child experiences less stress. You’ve heard of traditional divorces that turned into ugly battles, emotionally scarring the kids who were sadly caught in between. By contrast, mediated divorce has been found by various studies to be less harmful for children’s emotional and psychological health. The key factor here is that mediation strives for calm and amicable discussions between the parents, lessening the hostilities that their children see.
- Your agreement is fair and equitable. Litigated divorce is, by nature, argumentative. Very often, the party with the better lawyer wins the more favorable arrangements. This is not the case with mediation. A mediated divorce emphasizes that you and your spouse must work together for outcomes that satisfy both of you. If you both want your child’s best interests, mediation helps you arrive there without either party taking advantage of the situation.
Parenting Issues Resolved Through Mediation
The certified professionals at Holcomb Mediation Center capably mediate various parenting issues in divorce, even the most complicated or sensitive ones. These include:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Parenting plans
- Grandparent’s rights
- Wills and trusts
- And more.
What about cases that seem too delicate or sensitive? If you have a parenting situation that you feel is highly difficult, please don’t hesitate to talk to us at Holcomb Mediation Center. We are top-rated professionals with extensive experience in family law, and we can apply our background to your case in the most considerate manner. You can count on our ability to mediate child-related matters between you and your spouse.
Your parenting issue is strictly confidential with us at Holcomb Mediation Center. Give us a call at (757) 509-7832 to talk for free with one of our lawyer-mediators.