At Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc., our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators realize that one of the most difficult aspects of Florida Dissolution of Marriage case is the parties deciding what will happen to their children after the divorce has been finalized.
It can be very challenging for a parent who has resided full-time with his or her children since birth to give up control of their parenting time and their children’s daily schedule. But that is what happens in every instance where two parents can no longer reside together as a happy couple.
Our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators at Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. have experienced just how hard it can be for parents to set aside their feelings as to what they believe is in the best interests of their children. In many cases, our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators have assisted Florida parents come to the understanding that it is beneficial to work out a true co-parenting schedule.
For two parents, who can no longer live together, being able to co-parent is not an easy task. It will demand that former spouses will have to work together to cooperatively to raise their children together. This can be very difficult when two spouses are going through a contentious Florida divorce where the parties are unable to get along. Going through a divorce can be hard and it is not always easy to emotionally deal with the anger and sadness that often comes with this process; which makes it very tough for two former spouses to work together.
Our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators at Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. understand these dynamics, but we also recognize that over time former spouse will not always feel the same amount of animosity towards each other. Keeping that in mind we assist parties at mediation some practical ways that can make it easier to co-parent together.
However, as long as both spouses can put aside their differences and make a firm commitment to the needs of their children, co-parenting can work with positive benefits to the children. One of the keys is putting in place some sort of system where the parties can set up and maintain communication between them because this reduces future conflict between them. This requires agreeing on very clear procedures about how the parties will interact with each other regarding exchanging children, homework, disciplining and other related matters.
One real key to co-parenting is to agree not to talk bad about each other in front of the children. Our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators can help parties understand the value of using the assistance of a therapist or counselor to help the parties work through difficult issues if and when they arise.
There are many other ways that Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. can assist two parents in taking the necessary steps that allows them to maintain a co-parenting relationship that is not only beneficial to the parties, but also for the children.