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Mediation Help with Joint Custody Child Schedules

February 13, 2017

Mediation Help with Joint Custody Child SchedulesWhen you and your partner decide to pursue a joint custody agreement, it can sometimes be difficult to reach an agreement that suits everyone well. No matter what is decided, the most important thing to remember is how your separation and any joint custody agreement you create will affect your child, both positively and negatively. If you believe that a joint custody agreement is in the best interest of everyone, want to come to an agreement outside of the courts, and want help ensuring that you achieve an equitable joint custody agreement, Johnson Mediation can help. We work as Chanhassen, MN mediators for joint custody cases, helping families create effective parenting schedules that will be best for both parents and your child.

What is Joint Legal Custody?

Although many parents hope to pursue joint legal custody, not all parents are aware of what that means, legally. Although joint custody does involve the amount of time you will see your child, or how you will split the time spent with your child with their other parent, it also involves the legal rights and responsibilities of each parent. When opting for a joint legal custody agreement, both parents have equal rights and responsibilities to decide how a child will be raised, including making decisions about the child’s education, religion, and healthcare.

Creating Joint Custody Parenting Schedules

So how do you go about creating an equitable and effective joint custody parenting schedule? The answer is not a simple one, nor is it the same for every family. Depending on many factors, we can help you decide what’s best for your child. We will consider all of the factors that would be considered by a court, helping you achieve the most legally fair agreement, including how close your child is to you and your former partner, where they will be attending school, where they would feel most comfortable at different times of the week or year, and what type of joint custody schedule would be most convenient for everyone, whether that be visitation with each parent throughout the week, month, or year.

Low-Conflict Joint Custody with Neutral Custody Mediation

One of the benefits of working with Johnson Mediation to create a joint custody parenting schedule is that, through mediation, we can help you avoid the cost, time, and conflict that an agreement in court would entail. With us, our number one priority is ensuring that you and your former partner can create the best parenting schedule for your child and your schedules, and that means that we’ll work closely with you to be sure we understand your situation completely. If you’re interested in joint custody schedule mediation, contact Johnson Mediation today at (952) 401-7599, or email Jeff.Johnson@Johnson-Mediation.com. Our Chanhassen, Minnesota joint custody mediation services will help you ensure that your child is affected as little as possible by the changes in their life and that you and your former partner stay on good terms so that you can have an effective joint custody agreement.

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