Divorce can be a complicated and overwhelming process. The couple involved are trying to move on to something better. It is important for both parties to understand the weight of their situation. Though it may be hard to fathom, there are others that are impacted by the divorce. When parents split, their children are witnessing a growing chasm in their nuclear family. Especially when parents litigate their matter, this rift grows exponentially as the couple battles in court over unresolved marital issues, including child support, child custody, the division of assets, alimony, and more.
As people realize and recognize the impact of litigating a divorce on the family, more are turning to the alternatives, including mediation. Mediation is a good way to resolve this significant legal matter while mitigating the effects on the children.
For parents, mediation helps them come to a resolution that works for everyone. When they are happier with the results, no one “won” and they can work to parent again. In addition, mediation models healthy dispute resolution methods for the children. This allows them to see their parents working out their differences in a respectful manner that they can then use when issues arise in their lives. With a new relationship based on mutual respect, parents who engage in mediation are often able to move on as a cohesive unit, working collaboratively for years to come.
If you are a parent getting divorced, it does not have to end in hatred or disdain. When your children are watching, it is good to consider the alternatives to battling in front of a judge. With over 30 years of experience helping clients avoid litigation, our firm is ready to help you too. To discuss your divorce with a compassionate and experienced divorce mediator, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger, Attorney at Law.