Parenting coordination is designed to reduce ongoing conflict between parents (often marked by continual litigation) and focus on the needs of the children. It aims to help you better communicate as parents so you can make and implement decisions about your children. Doing so promotes the well-being of the children and encourages meaningful parent-child relationships.
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process through which people work together, with the help of a neutral third party, to resolve their conflict. It enables each of you to voice your feelings and concerns, better understand each other’s perspective, and decide for yourselves what is a reasonable outcome. The focus is on your future and you maintain control over the decisions affecting it such that you reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Mediation tends to be a more emotionally satisfying and less expensive alternative to the formal and combative court system.
Mediation can be used for a variety of family issues, including separation, divorce, updating parenting plans, and making care plans for elderly parents.
Divorce coaches can help you navigate the process, set and attain goals, and communicate your concerns more effectively. They offer non-legal guidance and assist in separating emotions from the necessary legal and financial tasks of divorce. Managing parents’ emotions is especially important in minimizing the impact of divorce on children.