Studies have shown that this type of positive post-divorce relationship is what is best for the kids. It does not seem to matter whether kids live with married or divorced parents. What does seem to matter is the level of conflict between the parents. So if parents are married and there is conflict or parents are divorced and there is conflict, the children are negatively affected. If parents are married and there is little conflict or parents are divorced and there is little conflict, the children are able to cope.
Studies have also shown that the more involved both parents are on a regular basis in the lives of a child, the better. Children can thrive during a divorce with both parents active in his/her life. The mediation process at Westfield Mediation, LLC, helps you build a foundation to have an active role in your child’s life. Strength builds upon strength. If you end your marriage in a healthy manner, you are more easily able to transition to a strong post-divorce relationship with your co-parent. This is beneficial to you and your children.
Studies also show that the parties who participate in divorce mediation are more likely to follow through with the decisions made in mediation, most likely because each had input into these decisions. So couples who participate in mediation are less likely to have to return to court post-divorce to change any of the divorce agreement.
For more information about divorce mediation contact Randi M. Albert, JD, or Michelle Weinberg, LMFT, at Westfield Mediation, LLC, at 908.913.0373. View our website at www.westfieldnjmediation.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.