The decision to seek a divorce is not one that most people take lightly. If you have children, you will very likely understand that divorcing your spouse will have a significant impact on them. AMS Mediation can help you minimize the stressful impacts of divorce on children and maximize the positive things about your relationships so that your children emerge from your divorce healthier and more ready to move into the next chapter of your lives together. AMS Mediation often recommends taking those important next steps by creating a carefully crafted parenting plan which outlines how the two of you will co-parent.
Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce
Co-Parenting is known alternately as ‘shared custody’ and ‘joint custody’. A parenting plan lays out specific details about how you and your former spouse will raise your children when your new relationship involves sharing the custody of your children. It requires cooperation, which provides an example for your children to see how conflict can be resolved, and it encourages better communication between you and your ex-spouse after your divorce is final. Your children are a bridge between you and your former spouse, and a co-parenting plan will help you ensure that the bridge is well maintained.
This process will help you communicate better with your former spouse about the long-term well-being of your children. We at AMS Mediation understand the complex dynamics of divorced relationships. Even when divorces end amicably, we know that communication is likely to be an issue that needs to be addressed and tended to over time. Our team will help you and your former spouse develop strategies to help you communicate with each other better, and this is done in the interest of your children.
If you trust that you and your former spouse both want what’s best for your kids, the potential utility of a strong parenting plan is great. Because children are bridges between you and your ex, you will have little choice but to communicate with your ex after your divorce. And we can help ensure that communication will be positive and productive.
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Once your parenting plan has been established, and you have reached agreement on such things as when your children will spend time with each of you, where they will spend holidays, what time they will go to bed, when they will do their homework, and many other potential variables, you may well find yourself in a newly cooperative relationship with your ex-spouse.
Creating a successful parenting plan with the help of AMS Mediation team will give you a feeling of relief and confidence in your ability to work with your former spouse to do what’s best for your kids. Contact us by calling 952.252.1492 and we will set up a free consultation to discuss options for helping you.