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Divorce: Oh by the way, what do your kids need?

May 23, 2011

“My schedule is my life!”  I want, I want, I want….. but what do your kids want?  What do  -our kids need?  

Too many couples that are coming into my office talk about all the things they want but are not thinking about what is in the best interest of the kids.   There is a big focus to separate from the spouse and move on to the next chapter of their life but often they lose sight of the fact they still have responsibilities for their children and need to develop a schedule that works for them AND for their children. 

Many couples going through divorce need to think about what is in the best interest of the kids and then develop a schedule that supports those needs.  Mediators can provide couples with Parenting Plans that take into consideration the age of the kids and what they need at different developmental ages.    Even if you are working with an attorney, make sure you ask for a detailed parenting plan to build the best plan you can for you and your parenting partner to co-parent in the future.

If you have questions or need help, contact a mediator that provides an hour free consultation to help educate you on your options and get you the resources you need.  If you are going through divorce, take the following 3 steps:

  1. Work out what you can with your spouse and write down your agreements

  2. Work with a Mediator to guide you through all the information you need to get a divorce and to work through items you and your spouse don’t agree on

  3. Once you have a Mediated Agreement, then either file yourself or have an attorney draft up the paperwork for you. 

Following these three steps will save money, time, and since you and your partner built it together you will have a plan that both of you can live with.

Johnson Mediation offers a FREE ONE HOUR CONSULTATION for you to learn more.  Call or email today.   952 401-7599

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