Tough spot to inadvertently put your kid in. But these difficult choices happen all the time to children after a bad divorce. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Imagine that after the concert the co-parents sat near enough to one another, or dare say even next to one another, so their child comes off the stage to their parents’ seats in the auditorium to receive the earned accolades. The child does not have to choose because the parents can tolerate each other. They don’t have a lingering bad taste in their mouth about their divorce because they used a divorce mediator to get divorced.
The divorce mediators at Westfield Mediation, LLC, help co-parents develop an effective co-parenting relationship. A divorce mediator is a neutral third party that helps couples stay focused on their futures while addressing all the issues of their divorce- parenting plan, division of marital assets and debts, child support, and spousal support. Both parties are able to negotiate with one another and learn to get of the win-lose mindset common in litigated divorces and approach these issues and one another with a give and take, win-win attitude, which influences their co-parenting relationship in a positive, practical way. The best interest of the children is always the top priority and parents learn to put aside their own needs and wants for the benefit of their children. And once you realize that you have given and gotten and so has you co-parent as well, it makes it easier to sit closer to one another at that concert, game, graduation, wedding, etc.
For more information on divorce and divorce mediation, please contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, M.Ed., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, at Westfield Mediation, LLC at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.