While you may already know, you must remain aware of the fact that even after your divorce you are still a parent. Your status as a married person may change, but your responsibility to your children remains. Parenting may look a little different after a divorce, but ongoing cooperation with the other parent must remain constant to ensure the well-being of your children. Try to not let them see you fight and do your best to not speak negatively of your spouse. Remember, if they see you fighting or hear you bashing your spouse, you could impact their ability to have healthy relationships with them in the future and other emotional problems as adults could develop.
Mediation is an excellent step toward getting along with the other parent.
Mediation is an excellent step toward getting along with the other parent. Of course, it doesn’t erase the bitter feelings you may have, but it does encourage both of you to work toward a common goal. When you both have a say and you both recognize the positive end result, the outcome is usually much better than an adversarial trial.
Make Divorce Easier on Your Children by Retaining Your Role as a Parent
Divorce mediation is a relatively new way for divorcing parents to decide together on their children’s well being. Many argue that divorce agreements created mutually, as opposed to having it defined by the attorneys, are more likely to be followed.
In divorce mediation, you and your spouse can talk about child custody arrangements and visitation schedules that include vacations and holidays, etc. While there may be hard feelings between you and your spouse, the reality is that your needs should be put aside and your children’s well being should be put in front.
Contact Bohm Wildish & Matsen to have them help ensure that your needs are put aside and that your children’s best interests are kept as your top priority.