Child Custody Mediation
Child Custody Mediation
Conflict over the custody of a child and the resulting distress and tension can be life-altering. If the parties cannot agree on a shared custody plan they must go to court and then abide by a court-ordered schedule. When this occurs, it is quite likely that neither of the parents will be satisfied with the judgement. The parental enmity that may develop over the years will have a negative impact on the child.
Whenever possible, child custody Mediation is far more preferable to a courtroom decision. Mediation is the crucial step in guaranteeing the well-being and best interests of the child and the parents. An experienced family law Attorney Mediator will facilitate negotiation so that both parties can listen to one another’s concerns while avoiding conflict.
Child custody Mediation gives parents the chance to resolve disagreements about a parenting plan for their child. If you are in this situation contact Ewing Mediation and Family Law to learn more about how we can help you and your child.
Why Child Custody Mediation Is In The Best Interest of Your Child
Before litigating child custody, the court requires parents to try and agree through mediation. An agreed custody arrangement is less destructive to the child emotionally than a bitterly fought outcome. In a trial, there will be a winner and a loser. This sad outcome and the financial cost and emotional turmoil of arguing in court can be avoided through Mediation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Child Custody Mediation
When should I contact an attorney about Child Custody Mediation?
If you have attempted to reach an agreement with the other parent without success it is helpful to call an experienced family law attorney-Mediator and find out how Mediation can help you and your child.
What does a Child Custody Mediator Do?
A family law attorney-Mediator with decades of experience will facilitate parties to reach an arrangement that works for them – in a neutral and much less stressful environment than the courthouse.
How long does Child Custody Mediation Take?
In most cases mediation is concluded in substantially less time than litigation.
What Is The Difference Between Child Custody Mediation and Litigation?
Litigation is more expensive, much more stressful, takes significantly more time. The judge makes all decisions, usually to the detriment of at least one parent.
The attorney-Mediator’s neutral guidance and advice facilitates the parents’ negotiations with one another to reach an agreement. The parents both decide what is best for their child and themselves.