How Can Mediation Benefit Our Child?
Divorce is a challenging life event many families today will have to go through. Divorce is hard on the whole family. It can be especially hard on children, but there are steps you can take to benefit your child during such a challenging time. Mediation can benefit your child because it keeps conflict to a minimum and encourages amicable communication rather than adversarial tension.
Mediation allows you and your spouse to be in control of what goes into your parenting plan and how yourparenting time will be shared. The parenting time schedule is often one of the most important parts of a divorce. Leaving it up for the courts to decide may not yield ideal results. The courts will ensure the arrangement is in your child’s best interests but will be doing so based off of a relatively small amount of information about your family. A family is a unique and dynamic unit. As such, you and your spouse should create your parenting plan so it can best meet your needs. This is one of the goals of mediation: to create a separation agreement uniquely suited to your family and entirely yours. Each child has special needs, and it is important to keep these in mind when working out the details of your divorce. Taking your divorce to court is risking these special considerations going unaccounted for.
Mediation can also benefit your child by helping you and your spouse not just use but also further develop effective communication skills. Many couples walk away from mediation feeling as if they can better handle the task now at hand: co-parenting after divorce. This is not an easy task and likely to present you with endless challenges down the road as your child grows up. You and your spouse can ensure you child is not subject to the animosity a divorce may bring about by being conscientious about how you treat each other during your divorce. Mediation is a good option if you wish to amicably work out the details of your divorce, preserve your peace of mind, and strengthen your communication skills as parents.
Polly A. Tatum has the skills and experience needed to help you be successful in mediation, preserving your and your children’s peace of mind. Based in historic Worcester with a satellite office in Northboro, MA, our firm serves all cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and Worcester County including, Auburn, Paxton, Leicester, Sutton, Grafton, Shrewsbury, Westboro, Northboro, Southboro, Holden, Sterling, Princeton, Worcester, Charlton, Millbury, Dudley, Spencer, Brookfield, Sudbury, Natick, Framingham, Hopkinton, Milford, Blackstone, Leominster, Fitchburg, Acton, Jefferson, Barre, Oakham, Cambridge, Newton, Marlboro, Lancaster, Bolton, and Hudson. Call our office at (508) 795-1557, fill out our online form, today to schedule your Complimentary Mediation Success Planning Session.
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