We recently discussed some of the ways that you can help your child to cope with some of the common fears that frequently crop up when parents divorce. As you can probably imagine, divorce is scary for children. Older kids might understand what is going on and may be able to cope with it. Younger children are usually a little more shaken by a divorce.
We know that you are ready to help your child settle into the new way of life. This is almost impossible as long as the child custody matters are still up in the air. Child custody is one area of a divorce where parents are usually ready to get everything settled quickly.
Many parents opt to work together on child custody matters so they can get them all figured out a bit faster than what is possible if you wait on the court to make the decisions. We are here to help you learn about the mediation process and move forward with it so you can move on with your life.
One thing that divorcing parents might not realize is that if they are able to compromise during mediation, they can retain a lot of control over the structure of their child custody agreement. If you and your ex are able to work together, a more flexible arrangement might work better. If you can’t get along, you might need everything spelled out in as much detail as possible.
Some child custody agreements require creative solutions. No matter how complex your child custody case, we are here to help you find answers that will work for your child.