Category Archives: Child Custody

Make Sure You Understand the Costs of Child Custody Litigation

Concern for your children should be paramount when you are going through a divorce. Addressing their needs in a child custody proceeding can be a difficult task requiring a great deal of attention. No matter your financial situation, time and money is finite. As you go through the process, you will want to help your… Read More »

Ways to Keep Children from Being Caught in the Middle of a Divorce

Whatever problems may exist between divorcing spouses, their children should never be put in the middle of any fighting during or after the court proceedings. It can be hard to put aside bitter feelings, but the way you treat and speak about your ex could have a serious emotional impact on your son or daughter…. Read More »

How Can Child Inclusive Mediation Help Smooth Divorce?

Whether a divorce is contentious or amicable, it can be emotionally stressful and complicated when children are involved. They are often left on-edge and afraid to do or say anything that might jeopardize their future or their parents’ happiness. If the children feel they have no say in the decision-making process, even the most well-intended… Read More »

Divorce Mediation Challenge: Cool Dad v. Strict Mom

One of the greatest challenges to mediating a child custody solution is a stark difference in parenting styles. One classic combination, where opposites tend to repulse instead of attract, is the Cool Dad versus the Strict Mom. Strict Mom starts getting the kids ready for bed at the stroke of 7:00, so they are completely… Read More »

How Should I Prepare for a Child Custody Mediation Session?

Most child custody disputes arise during a divorce, but unmarried parents can also use mediation to settle custody issues, and parents who are already divorced can use mediation to adjust aspects of their parenting plan that aren’t working. But whatever circumstances you find yourself in, there are positive steps you can take to prepare yourself… Read More »

Should I Choose Divorce Mediation for My Children’s Sake?

There are many good reasons to mediate a divorce, not the least of which is how mediation can benefit your children. When a divorce goes to trial, conflicts escalate. There’s additional pressure on the parties, and that pressure trickles down to their children. Additionally, when the issue of child custody goes to court, a judge… Read More »