Category Archives: Child Custody

Consider Mediation for Your Children’s Sake

There are a lot of benefits to choosing mediation over divorce litigation or other methods of divorce. These benefits are especially important for parents of minor children. Here are some of the reasons why mediation is so beneficial for parents: Less confrontational: The nature of mediation makes it less confrontational than courtroom litigation, meaning it… Read More »

Should You Mediate Your Child Custody Case?

There are a number of benefits associated with using mediation to resolve a child custody case. Mediation gives the parties to the divorce greater control over the parenting plan and the type and amount of custody they get. The process can also help facilitate better communication and teach problem solving strategies that can be helpful… Read More »

Tips for Mediating When You Have Teenagers

Mediating issues of child custody when you have teenagers is a much different prospect than mediating issues of child custody for younger children. Teenagers are getting closer to adulthood, are more independent thinkers and are likely to have their own strong opinions—as well as very different needs than younger siblings. Here are a few issues… Read More »

Tips for Mediation Issues Related to Grade School-Age Children

Divorcing couples with children have a variety of issues they must consider that couples without children do not. These issues can change or evolve based on the age of the children in question. For couples who have grade school-aged children, there are some particular issues they will need to confront as part of their mediation… Read More »

If Mediation is Court-Sponsored, How are Costs Affected?

In most places, if people have filed for divorce and can’t agree on parenting plans for their minor children, the court will order mediation for child custody. When mediation is ordered and sponsored by the courts, you may be able to get it free, at a reduced rate or at a rate that slides based… Read More »

The Benefits of Using Mediation for Child Custody Arrangements

Child custody is one of several issues you can resolve in the divorce mediation process. Doing so is, for most people, a preferable alternative to going through court litigation to handle the issue. Here are just a few examples of some of the benefits of using mediation for developing a child custody arrangement. You have… Read More »

How You Can Prepare for Child Custody Mediation

If you have minor children, then child custody is going to be an issue you’ll need to negotiate in your divorce mediation sessions. This can be a particularly complex and emotional subject, so it’s important you are fully prepared emotionally and logistically for the negotiations that are to come. Here are some tips to help… Read More »

Mediation Establishes Communication Strategies That Can Be Helpful for Coparenting

Divorce mediation is a favorable alternative to litigation for many couples because it allows them to talk through the issues of their divorce and come to mutually agreeable solutions to those issues. This is an especially beneficial process for parents, who will need to stay in constant communication with each other after the divorce is… Read More »

How to Prepare for Child Custody Negotiations in Mediation

The topic of child custody can quickly become emotional, leading to some challenges in a mediation setting. It’s important you arrive at your mediation session prepared to have some difficult conversations. Here are a few tips to help you arrive ready to discuss the issues. Get some sleep: You’re not doing anyone (including yourself) any… Read More »

Tips for Handling Child Custody in Mediation Settings

Child custody is frequently the most hot-button issue in divorce. If you and your spouse are mediating your divorce, you can probably expect to spend the most time talking about this issue, unless you’ve been able to come to an arrangement of your own already. Here are a few tips to help custody-related negotiations go… Read More »