When parents get divorced, their children necessarily become the focus of their attention. A harsh reality of divorce is that parents are not always able to settle disputes and disagreements about co-parenting amicably after a divorce. In such cases, it can be extremely helpful to have a mediator to help you reach resolution on common issues such as parenting time changes and issues around education, religion and different parenting styles. AMS Mediation of Burnsville, MN, provides parenting mediation services for parents during and after their divorces have been finalized to help solve difficult problems and allow you to move forward knowing that you are doing the best for your kids.
Co-Parenting Successfully After a Divorce
Whatever reasons led to your divorce, your children remain a top priority for you. Most parents, even when they are in sharp disagreement, can recognize that their spouses love their children and want what is best for them. AMS Mediation can help you both recognize that fact and keep it at the forefront of your mind as you make co-parenting decisions. The team at AMS Mediation is trained to help you work through conflict, create strategies and find solutions that work for the adults and, most important, for your children as well.
When it comes to providing insights pertaining to children, mediators are likely to be more deeply invested in the health and well-being of your children than lawyers working through the court system may be. AMS Mediation makes a commitment to you, your spouse, and most importantly your children, so that the outcomes reached during your divorce proceedings have the best possible chance of working for all involved.
This is especially true as it relates to your children. It can be immensely helpful to have the services of an impartial third-party during divorce proceedings, whether the split between you and your spouse is amicable or not. AMS Mediation can offer insights about how best to approach parenting after divorce, in order to make the most of the changes that will be introduced into your children’s lives.
To make the co-parenting solution most effective, consider these recommendations:
● Be sure to keep the dialogue open between you and your divorcing spouse. Take advantage of various forms of communication, such as email, texting, face to face conversation, online video chatting, and even old-fashioned letter-writing.
● Make rules in each household consistent for your children. Inconsistency sends mixed messages to children and mixed messages cause confusion.
● Speak positively about your ex-spouse in the presence of your children.
● Find agreement on boundaries and behavior. Your children should never be used as a means of expressing anger toward your ex-spouse, so resist the temptation to be more or less permissive than your ex. To find harmony in co-parenting, you and your ex will have to find ways to communicate and sometimes set aside your own preferences in order to ensure that your children’s best interests are kept as the number one priority.
Parenting Mediation Services, Burnsville MN
AMS Mediation has developed a reputation for professionalism and creative problem-solving. Contact us at 952.252.1492 for more information or to schedule a time for a free consultation to learn more.