Child custody can be one of the hardest topics for a couple to address during a divorce. Both parties have worked hard to establish a continuing, positive familial relationship. Both parties have been used to seeing their child or children every day. The idea that a parent may not see a child every day can be too much for some to bear. It can be emotional for everyone involved, including the children themselves. When child custody becomes a contested issue, parents are often faced with the choice to either litigate the matter till the bitter end or come to an agreement outside of court. Litigation can cost a family dearly. The cost, time, and emotional turmoil can be devastating to everyone involved. When a client explores alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative law and mediation, they are thinking beyond their emotions and considering the impact on the whole family. If you are interested in the collaborative divorce or mediation process, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger for a consultation. Ms. Schlesinger has been a legal resource for Rockland County for over 30 years. When a couple wishes to divorce or handle a family law matter outside of court, they trust in the legal services of Leslye M. Schlesinger.
Collaboration, mediation, and child custody
Litigation can be devastating to the family. Through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative law and mediation, a divorcing couple can come together to discuss and negotiate matters outside of court and in a constructive and respectful manner. Parents who have to address child custody are thinking about the greater good when they engage in collaborative law and mediation. They are considering the bigger impact on the family and the fact that the children will benefit from parents that can work together. Furthermore, parents who choose to work together are acting as good role models for positive dispute resolution. They are providing a good example of how to resolve important matters without anger or argument. When a couple engages in alternative dispute resolution, they will come to an agreement about child custody, form a parenting plan, and draft an agreement that details how a future parenting plan will function. Some couples choose to bring in a team of professionals whose goal is to further assist the process. A child specialist may be hired to provide the child with the ability to voice concerns, provide the parents with information and guidance to best serve the needs of the child, and help establish an effective co-parenting plan.
Contact an experienced collaborative law attorney or mediator
Leslye M. Schlesinger serves people in Rockland and Westchester County hoping to resolve family issues outside of court. With many years of experience guiding families through matrimony law, Ms. Schlesinger focuses her practice on alternative dispute resolution. She thoroughly understands the impact litigation has on the family and hopes to help Rockland County spouses to avoid the pitfalls of a drawn-out, emotional court case. If you need seasoned and compassionate legal services, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger for a consultation.