What Can Family Mediation Help With?

Difficult family struggles can be hard to deal with, especially if you’re trying to tackle them on your own without outside help. As tempting as it can be to keep things within the family and handle them internally, sometimes a neutral third-party is needed to reach a satisfactory solution for everyone involved. If you’ve been dealing with any of the following situations, family mediation services might be what you need to help reach a solution.

  • Dealing with divorce: Divorcing a spouse, especially when children or other family members are involved, is incredibly stressful. Emotions can run high while dealing with this difficult struggle. Having your divorce mediated can make sure everyone who is involved is satisfied with the end results.
  • Custody issues: Sometimes parents have to separate, and that’s okay. However, you’re then left with the complicated matter of sorting out custody and where the kids are going to live. 75% of children with divorced parents live with their mother, but this solution won’t be right for everyone, and having a family mediator can help figure out the best solution for you and your family with regards to child custody.
  • Money matters: Whether you’re the sole breadwinner in your house or your family has multiple sources of income, finances can cause strain and pressure on relationships within a family. If you’ve been fighting over financial struggles recently, it might be helpful to have someone with an outside perspective assist you in your money-based disagreements.
  • Make choices before court: When you’re going through a divorce or other legal proceeding, the judge is going to be the one with the final say on how arrangements are set up. By going through family mediation before entering the courtroom, you’re able to find a solution all parties agree to, so you can be confident that any arrangements you make will be viable as long-term solutions.

Family disagreements and struggles can be emotionally challenging, but having a neutral third-party involved for mediation can help everyone find an agreement that they can be happy with. For more information on family mediation services and if they could be helpful for you, contact CEL and Associates today.