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Creating Effective Parenting Plans: Working With Your Children’s Developmental Needs

Co-parenting does not work unless parents strive to cooperate with each other for the benefit of their children, and while cooperation is certainly important, parents should also consider how their children may respond to separation at different ages. It is important to follow certain guidelines closely when figuring out how to best divide custody between…

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Successful Co-Parenting

Successful co-parenting is important for the long-term happiness of your child. Getting involved in conflicts with your co-parent will elicit a range of negative responses, as is documented in this video.  See the link below. Co-Parenting Video If you have any questions or concerns about mediation, or would like to schedule a no fee mediation…

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Divorce Mediation for Parents: One Less Fight the Children Witness

Separation and divorce has lasting and varied consequences for families. For children, their coping methods are heavily influenced by their parents’ relationship. If the separation is characterized by increased conflict, it creates a stressful environment for children. Divorce will certainly have a long-term impact on children; however, the emotional turmoil created by conflict will increase…

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How Forgiveness Benefits You After The Divorce

When couples first consult with me, they often don’t realize the healing power of forgiveness. Everyone wants to be right, but oftentimes, holding onto one’s pride tears the relationship apart. It is hard to look back on a relationship in which you have felt hurt, angered, disappointed or betrayed, and let go of the negative…

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Why Should You Consider Mediation When Getting a Divorce?

While there are a variety of reasons why mediation is a desirable alternative to a traditional divorce, I believe mediation is an undeniably powerful tool for families ensconced in conflict. Mediation has been used with great success for several decades in settling and resolving family, marital and couple conflicts. The reason mediation is so effective…