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 finalized as they coparent their children. The communication practices that are used during mediation can translate over to coparenting and make it easier for divorced parents to stay on the same page.
Teamwork comes from communication
Parenting requires strong teamwork, and you can’t have great teamwork without good communication skills.
Mediators will work with you and your spouse to develop a parenting plan that works for the entire family. This is a good time for you to reflect on what is most important to both of you, what your lives will look like moving forward and how you can create a plan that both works logistically and meets the emotional needs of your children.
This is time for you and your spouse to openly consider the issues that are most important for you to address with your children, how you will handle their special needs, and what communication methods you will use moving forward to make sure you stay in touch about what is happening with the children in each other’s households.
Having the opportunity to sit down, uninterrupted, and have these guided discussions will set the stage for all the communication between the two of you that is to come as you continue to raise your children together.
For more information about the various benefits of divorce mediation, contact an experienced Long Island attorney at Solutions Divorce Mediation.