Divorce Mediation Benefits Families With Children
April 27, 2022
Divorce mediation benefits families with children in many ways that a traditional divorce does not. Unlike a traditional divorce, mediation benefits families with children because the decision making power stays within the family, and is not decided by a court judge.
Mediation allows you and your spouse to effectively and efficiently work through financial and legal issues, such as child custody, parenting time, child support, and the many other important issues that are part of a written parenting plan, without destroying the parental relationships that will continue long after the marriage has ended.
Divorce mediation is especially well-suited for couples with children because you understand your family best. No one else knows the needs of your family better than you and your spouse, and retaining the decision-making power is one of the most important aspects to consider when divorce occurs.
When children are part of the family, their wants and needs must be addressed by those that have their best interest at heart. Parents should be able to work together to come up with the best decisions possible for their family’s future regarding their children. Divorce is hard enough on children and families as it disrupts the normality of life, brings about major change, and forces families into futures they hadn’t considered.
Divorce mediation accommodates parents in giving them the time and space to be able to work together and communicate what they each feel is best for their family, and then work towards compromise and the best parenting plan for their children. No two families are alike, and the solutions that work best for one family may not work for another.
You are your spouse will be able to participate in the divorce process, determine the pace and frequency of mediation sessions and the overall outcome! At The Hill Law Firm, P.C. in Overland Park, KS divorce mediation is offered as a relationship-oriented, flexible option for families.
As an attorney with experience in divorce mediation, I know the process is hard, but worthwhile for families with children. Being able to create a new future for your family is important in order to retain trust and strong parental/child relationships. For more than 30 years I have worked with families through divorce mediation and have seen the good that comes from it.
If you are in the Johnson County, KS area including Overland Park, KS and believe divorce mediation is the best option for you and your family, contact me, Elizabeth Hill, today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call me at 913-381-1500 with any questions you have regarding your divorce case.