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Mediation Can Promote A Long Term Successful Co-Parenting Relationship

me·di·a·tion

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Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. Mediation is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties.

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 Mediation Can Promote A Long Term Successful Co-Parenting Relationship

Mediation offers many benefits to resolving the issues in separation and divorce. A couple can often keep the cost down, work through the process more efficiently and minimize their stress levels. Mediation provides a structured process that minimizes the mistrust and tension that are normally present during settlement negotiations. Spouses who want to remain on good terms with each other, especially if they have children together can use this motivation to get through the difficulties of negotiating and compromising during mediation. The divorce process can be a pre-cursor to a couple’s future parenting relationship. The mediation process, when managed well, can set things up for a more positive future co-parenting relationship. During mediation, parents must ‘give’ and ‘take’ to reach resolution. These skills and approaches will be critical to co-parenting and the future health and well-being of the children.