Using a mediator allows you to plan for your separate futures while protecting your children from losing a parent to divorce. An agreeable parenting plan and economic stability for both parents provide the foundation for future peace.
Couples find that one of the most important (and personally fulfilling) aspects of divorce mediation is the opportunity for the parents to create a sound parenting plan that will ameliorate some of the traumatic changes faced by the children of divorcing parents. In a traditional adversarial divorce, important decisions about the children’s futures are often taken out of the parents’ hands and made by judges and lawyers. In divorce mediation, the two people who best know the children and their needs …the parents, work together to create a plan that will best serve the needs of the children.