Co-parenting can be difficult when you can’t work together with your co-parent. If you constantly disagree on how to raise the children, you may have a hard time as parents, and the children are likely to suffer.
Therefore, preserving good relations with your co-parent is crucial in helping you avoid the fallouts associated with a traditional divorce. Mediation can help you achieve just that.
It can reduce conflict in divorce and preserve a working relationship
In most cases, each parent has their preferred custody arrangement after divorce, which can be the source of conflict. Mediation brings everyone to the table to try and find a middle ground that works for all. That way, there is initial goodwill and support since both parents are involved in formulating the parenting plan.
Mediation also encourages peaceful dispute resolution. If you and your co-parent can agree on the bigger things like custody of the children and how to co-parent, it will be easier to address issues that arise in the future.
It gives you more control over your parenting plan
Instead of leaving it to the judge to decide how things will go, it will be easier to co-parent if you worked alongside each other to create a parenting plan that best suits your family life, given your daily schedules. Co-parents are also more likely to stick to a plan they help create.
Mediation can help settle your divorce amicably
Mediation has a lot to offer besides easy co-parenting. It is a cheaper, less adversarial, and faster way of resolving a divorce. Therefore, it is advisable to consider this alternative method of settling your divorce rather than facing each other in court.
Remember, mediation is not for everyone, and there are instances where it may not work out. If you are uncertain about how to go about a divorce, it is advisable to have informed insights into your available options to ensure you make the best call.