Protecting Your Children Through Mediation
The Benefits of Mediation When Children Are Involved
Peaceful Dissolution was designed to avoid the damage that can be caused by traditional divorce and instead provide a more peaceful and civil solution that protects the children of divorce and maintains civility between parents as they adjust to their new roles as co-parents.
Peaceful Dissolution is designed to help divorcing parents reach an amicable solution that protects their children and provides stability for their family during and after the dissolution process. The goal of this mediation program is to create the best possible solution for parents and their children in both a cost effective and time efficient manner, with co-parenting being the center point of the process. It further allows separating and divorcing parents to have control of theirs and their family’s future through a controlled and safe process in which they are able to have an active part in determining their own agreement for future enforcement, and thus ensuring compliance to the agreement.
Peaceful Dissolution provides additional and necessary services to families undergoing one of life’s most difficult challenges. This program promotes positive standards and strategies for parents to implement in their new roles as divorced parents.
Parents facing divorce are most concerned about their children. They want to protect their children from all the conflict generated from the divorce, and they worry about how the results of the divorce will affect their children.
Peaceful Dissolution addresses these concerns through the mediation process. This process helps parents learn to co-parent with one another in their new roles as a divorced couple. The focus is no longer geared at who is “winning”, but instead is centered on what is in “the best interest of the children”.
With children being the number one concern, Peaceful Dissolution tackles this issue immediately upon a couple beginning the mediation process. The Peaceful Dissolution Mediator will begin by setting up a parenting communication schedule with the parents that outlines how and when parents will communicate with one another regarding their children on a minimum basis. The Mediator will then proceed to work with the parents in determining custody, visitations, holidays, etc. Throughout this process, the Peaceful Dissolution Mediator will provide guidance and support for the parents in helping them adjust to their new role as co-parents.
Creating Stability and Security:
Peaceful Dissolution is designed to eliminate the unnecessary delays created in the traditional divorce setting. This benefit is vital to children of divorcing parents.
A traditional divorce can take anywhere from months to even years before the divorce is finalized. As a result of this lengthy process, children are left without any sense of stability. They are constantly being shifted around without any sense of permanency. Therefore, children are not able to adjust to their new way of life because it lacks consistency. Instead, children are continuously being reminded of how much their parents’ divorce has impacted their life, and it further delays their ability to move past some of the negative results of the divorce since they are still in the heat of the battle.
With the Peaceful Dissolution Program, the new family structure is defined more quickly, giving the children a more stable environment sooner.
Furthermore, parents are actively involved in determining what will be enforced in their mediation agreement. This factor provides added assurance that each parent will abide by the terms of the agreement since they had a hand in making it. This helps to prevent any future disputes that might otherwise occur and helps to maintain a sense of security for the children.