Anytime young children are involved in a divorce, parents will need to make difficult decisions regarding child custody and parenting agreements. Most divorces get bogged down during this stage of the process as many parents who are willing to compromise on other matters tend to dig in when it comes to protecting their relationship with their children.
When making decisions that could impact your children, using a mediator can help both parties reach an amicable outcome that protects their and their children’s best interests. By serving as a neutral mediator and arbitrator, I can help both parties identify the best arrangement for you and your children, structure a plan for pursuing those goals, and take decisive action.
Feel free to call me, family law mediator Randie Siegel, at 404-907-2673 to learn more.
Factors That Affect A Parenting Agreement
Family law mediation is often the best method for creating a parenting agreement that takes into account the interests of both parents as well as the children. Although each family’s needs are different, a few of the most common concerns that factor into a mediated parenting agreement include:
- The ability of each parent to provide financially for the children
- The health and physical well-being of the parents
- The home environment where the children will reside
- Any history of physical abuse, domestic violence, or incidents of alcohol or drug abuse on the part of the parent
- Proximity to schools, immediate family and amenities such as parks, playgrounds or medical facilities, should the child require special medical care
If the child is mature enough to make his or her own decisions, the preferences of the child can be taken into consideration during mediation.
Empowering Parents To Pursue Amicable Parenting Agreements
A parenting agreement should ultimately address present issues while providing for the future. As a registered neutral family law mediator, I will put my experience and resources to work helping couples resolve these disputes in a time- and cost-effective manner. By thinking about where you and your children will be five, 10 or 20 years down the road, you can restart your life feeling confident in your prospects.