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How Divorce Mediation Can Benefit Your Child

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Los Gatos divorce mediation lawyerWhen you choose to get a divorce, that decision can result in a variety of challenges for the whole family. Not only will you have to grapple with the legal and practical issues involved in ending your marriage, but your children have to accept that you and your ex-spouse will no longer be living together or married to each other. The divorce process can be incredibly stressful for children. Litigating a divorce in the courtroom can not only increase the level of conflict between spouses, but it may also lead to potentially frightening court appearances for children. Fortunately, divorce mediation is an alternative method of resolving divorce issues, and it can benefit the entire family. 

Mediation and Children 

During the mediation process, you and your ex-spouse will work with a third-party mediator to talk through the issues surrounding your divorce and reach a settlement that you can both be satisfied with. This process can be incredibly beneficial in resolving matters related to child custody. These benefits include: 

  • The Child’s Voice Matters: Mediation will give you and your spouse complete control over the final decisions made throughout the divorce process. In cases involving child custody, this means that your child’s wishes can be communicated easily and can be taken into consideration. You want what is best for your children, and mediation provides you with a greater opportunity to address their wishes and ensure that the two of you will be able to meet their needs. 

  • Parents Can Work Together: During mediation, you and your ex-spouse will work together to reach decisions on all of the issues involved in ending your marriage. This collaboration can prove invaluable, allowing you to define your relationship going forward as you continue to work together to raise your children as co-parents. By establishing a foundation for how parenting matters will be handled, the two of you will be able to have a healthy and professional parenting partnership in the years to come. 

  • The Divorce Process Can Be Completed More Quickly: In most cases, you will want to resolve your outstanding legal issues and complete your divorce as quickly as possible, since dragging out the divorce process will only make things more stressful for everyone involved. Mediation will allow you and your former spouse to thoroughly discuss and resolve all of the outstanding issues in your divorce. While it is never wise to rush through the divorce process, the mediator will ensure that each issue is understood and properly resolved, while allowing your child to become accustomed to the new parenting dynamic. 

Contact Our Los Gatos, CA Divorce Mediation Attorney

Divorce is rarely easy, especially when children are involved. Fortunately, Attorney Benita Ventresca has years of experience helping parents finalize their divorces through mediation. Mediation can save you time, money, and stress, and it can help you and your ex prepare for success in co-parenting your children. To schedule your free initial consultation with our Los Gatos divorce lawyer, call our office today at 408-395-8822.  

Source:

https://parentingafterdivorce.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Tips-to-Prepare-for-Child-Custody-Mediation.pdf

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