When parents decide to get divorced, co-parenting is often the desired outcome. This involves both parents working together to raise their children in a healthy and effective way where they directly interact with each other. However, co-parenting can be difficult when emotions run high during and after a divorce.
What is Co-Parenting?
Co-parenting is the parenting method in which both parents work together to raise their children healthily and effectively. This can be done even if the parents are no longer together, as long as they can communicate with each other effectively. Co-parenting often involves making decisions about custody arrangements and child-rearing methods together.
Why is Communication Important in Co-Parenting?
Communication is key in co-parenting because it allows both parents to be on the same page regarding their children. When parents can communicate effectively, they can make decisions together about what is best for their children. Additionally, effective communication can help to resolve any potential issues that your family may face.
Undergoing Mediation to Open Communication
After a divorce, co-parenting is often the desired outcome for both parents. Co-parenting involves both parents working together to raise their children healthily and effectively. However, it can be difficult to create child custody and support agreements for any shared children. That's where mediation comes in.
By undergoing mediation during your divorce, you and your spouse can make agreements regarding custody or other issues that will benefit your family. Mediation can help to improve communication between you and your spouse, which will make co-parenting much easier! If you're interested in co-parenting after your divorce, be sure to ask your attorney about mediation.
Alternate Paths to Divorce
At Peak Mediation, our court-approved mediator is passionate about helping families move forward peacefully to their next chapters. If you and your spouse are considering mediation before co-parenting, we can help you open lines of communication and prepare for collaboration ahead.