Going through child custody mediation is something that is challenging. You might have a plan in your mind about how the process should go, but you must remember that you need to be willing to remain flexible if you want it to work.
We understand that child custody cases are some that involve very personal matters. You and your ex aren’t likely going to agree with each other about everything related to the children. Instead, you will have to go through some back and forth so that decisions about the issues can be made.
As you go through the mediation process, you should make sure that you are making headway. One thing that you might do is use minor issues to break up the contentious issues. This will give you a chance to get some issues handled while you are still trying to recover from the more serious issues.
Another thing that you need to remember is that you aren’t going to always get your way in a child custody mediation session. Instead, you need to be willing to negotiate with your ex because your ex is also the child’s parent.
We can help you learn about what solutions might be possible for the issues that might hold up the process. You should take the time that is leading up to the session to think about how each option might affect your child’s life and your life.
Just remember that you can’t focus on yourself or your ex in these cases. Instead, you must focus on your children and what is best for them.