Divorce is becoming more common by the day. In fact, according to Statista, there is at least one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. Divorce can also be quite hard on the children involved. However, there are several ways to make it a bit easier. For instance, instead of fighting and taking things straight to the courts, you can try divorce mediating. Here are three ways that divorce mediation is helpful for kids.
1. A Foundation for Communication Skills
If you take your case straight to court, you will find that lawyers and judges do all the talking. Therefore, in a manner of speaking, they also do all the decision-making. If you decide to go the divorce mediating route, you and your partner will need to talk over your issues. This means that, during this time, you will learn to cooperate even if you are no longer married. The communication skills and lessons that you learn during this period can be used repeatedly as you move on to be co-parents. As you might imagine, being able to communicate effectively with each other benefits kids greatly.
2. Privacy Is Maintained
Nasty divorces are settled on public forums. If you and your partner can’t see eye to eye, chances are you will not have any type of conversation in the absence of lawyers, and all interactions you will have will be handled by the courts. On the other hand, mediation is a private process. This means your child will not be dragged into the case. They are also less likely to find out more about the private details of the divorce as they grow older. If you fight publicly, your child might even be affected by the divorce at school. It’s already difficult enough that their home is breaking apart, so the least you can do is ensure that the process doesn’t affect them further.
3. Creative Solutions
Mediation creates an opportunity for you and your partner to come up with creative solutions. Each family is different. Mediation is a perfect platform for parents to come up with solutions that work best for their unique family structures; there are no strict rules to follow. This means you can even come up with a solution that has never been used by any family in the past. As such, you will be better able to cater to the specific needs of your children.
These are some of the things you need to know about divorce mediating. Are you struggling to have a proper conversation with your partner during the divorce process? Get in touch with us today. We would love to help you work things out in a more peaceful manner.