The best way to obtain a favorable outcome in a Florida with Time Sharing at a mediation, conducted by a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator such as Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. is to be extremely prepared. In order to be sufficiently prepared, you need to start by looking at Florida Statute § 61.13, which is the same statute that Family Law Judges and Attorneys take into consideration when determining what is in the best interest of your minor child in determining the terms of a Parenting Plan. While the court is bound by the approximately twenty different factors contained in § 61.13, at mediation you and your spouse or partner are able to reach an agreement based upon other considerations.
It has been Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc.’s experience that parents typically understand their children’s needs; and when they can put aside the issues that are the reason that the parents are no longer together, they can also effectively focus on what is truly in the best interest of their children. During the mediation process, you and the other parent have the opportunity to be able to agree upon a parenting plan which allows both parents to remain being actively involved in their children’s lives; as opposed to having a Florida Family Law Judge establish a Parenting Plan – which most often causes more conflict between parents who already can’t get along.
The conflict between parents in a contested child custody case normally has a negative impact on children because they are also dealing with their parents’ dispute. Even when the parents intend to do what they think is in their children’s best interest, the dispute between them can create a situation where their children are caught in the middle and the children often believe that the break-up of their parents is their fault. On the other hand, when you mediate with Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. we help you focus on what is best for your children.
Another aspect of mediating a time-sharing issues is that neither parent blames the other for the event or reasons that caused the parties to split up in the first place. When parents blame each other for their break up, it can be extremely difficult for them to work together in raising their children in a safe environment. At Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc., we try to help parents set aside their natural impulse to blame each other and instead to focus on developing a parenting plan that they both agree on and can adhere to.
Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. recognizes that both parents love their children and that they truly want what is best for the children so we strive to assist the parents in establishing a Parenting Plan that allows their children to have a meaningful and dynamic relationship with both parents. At the same time, Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. also helps parents agree upon how they can effectively communicate with each other in a positive manner with respect to the needs of their children.
If you have any questions about mediating your child custody dispute, please contact Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc.