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2 ways a mediated divorce can benefit your children 

On Behalf of | Aug 29, 2023 | Collaborative Divorce

If you have children, then divorce will impact more than just you and your spouse. That’s not to say that it isn’t the most suitable solution to your situation, but it’s important to be tactful.

Previously, divorce had been thought of as an adversarial process where there’s only one winner. That simply isn’t the case. 

Couples are starting to realize that a more collaborative approach is more efficient, and this includes meditation.  Mediation has several benefits, particularly for the children. Outlined below are a few things to consider. 

1. An absence of conflict 

Any divorce will take its toll emotionally on the children. However, divorces fueled by conflict have proven to be very damaging for kids. Mediation allows you and your spouse to take conflict out of the equation. The aim of the process is to bring you and your spouse to the negotiation table. The end result of this should be a process that is equitable to all. 

2. A great example

If you and your spouse can work together during mediation, then this sets you up perfectly for co-parenting post-divorce. Your romantic connection may have been severed, but this doesn’t mean you can’t work as a team as parents. 

By setting this example, you are both proving to your children that you’ll be there for them no matter what, as a parenting team. 

There are many factors to consider in mediation but it might just be the best plan for your situation. You’re still going to need legal guidance to ensure that you take all of the appropriate steps to make sure your interests are fully protected.