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 is more likely both spouses will be able to keep their anger and egos in check. By preventing emotions from running high, this also prevents those emotions from spilling over into family life and potentially affecting children.
Shorter: The mediation process generally does not last nearly as long as other types of divorce. This means there is less strain placed on families, and particularly children. The length of a courtroom divorce can be a significant source of stress for a child.
Improved communication: Mediation serves as a setting in which parents can practice good communication skills that can carry over into co-parenting after the divorce is finalized. Like it or not, parents must continue to communicate regularly if they are to raise their children well.
Control: You and your spouse maintain control over the issues in divorce mediation. This means custody of your children will not be decided by a judge who knows nothing about your family; you get to keep control over that decision and decide for yourself what is in your child’s best interest.
For more information about the benefits of mediation for parents of children, contact an experienced attorney at Solutions Divorce Mediation.