Couples going through a divorce can sometimes become very aggressive toward one another, but that approach isn’t ideal when there are children involved. Instead of battling over every little detail, you and your spouse might want to consider divorce mediation as a way to limit the impact of the divorce on your family.
Mediation can reduce the amount of fighting
Young children who have to witness their parents fighting intensely over custody and other issues in a divorce may suffer during the separation and divorce because of all of that anger and vitriol.
Parents who use mediation don’t have protracted court proceedings and can instead quickly reach a resolution in mediation that only requires formalization by the courts. Therefore, there can be less fighting in an uncontested divorce resolved by mediation.
Working together in mediation can help you work together as co-parents
By the time you reach the point of filing for divorce, you and your spouse have probably had marital struggles for some time. You may have become unkind or angry toward one another. You may have had trouble communicating with one another.
Mediation lets parents tailor the custody agreement to the kids’ needs With mediation, you and your spouse create the custody arrangements together. You can make them as unique and flexible as you need them to be. As you work together, you can find a better way to communicate. It can also help you refocus on what will benefit your kids rather than your own feelings. It will be in everyone’s best interest if the two of you can work together peacefully as co-parents and help support your kids as they adjust to your new family dynamic.