Divorcing parents' main concern is their children. At a mediation center, the main priority of these mediation sessions is the well-being and provision of the children. Some issues that will be discussed include division of parental duties; child support; child custody; visitation rights; health concerns; the safety of the environment the children will live in, a how they will handle new partners arriving on the scene. One of the most sensitive issues concerning the children of divorce is how physical custody will be shared after the divorce.
Mediators from The Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro in Irvine will open the discussion and lead both parents through the process of finding a mutually agreeable settlement. Although emotions may run high, such issues as what percentage of time will each parent spend with the children, or are there any special arrangements for holidays, and how will vacation time for each parent be handled need to be addressed. If one of the parents will be residing out of state, the issues become even more complicated. It is the mediator's responsibility not to make decisions for parents, but to help guide them to reach peaceful arrangements. Additional issues to be resolved while in mediation include: The amount of communication that is allowed with the non-custodial parent; How will the dropping off and picking up of the children be handled when it is time for the other parent to take over; Which parent will pick up and drop off the children and where the drop off will take place, and how they will handle after-school activities. Make sure you hire an Irvine child support lawyer
One other important issue to be discussed is what happens if one of the custodial parents becomes sick or incapacitated. Child support gives the parents fewer options. All states have specific guidelines for determining child support to be paid. An educated mediator with knowledge of your state's guidelines will explain the formula to you based upon your unique situation. Usually, the parent who earns more money than the other will be responsible for child support payments. At the meditation center, mediators have a thorough knowledge of laws and guidelines regarding child support. Mediation for divorce is very beneficial for couples who have children.
Children many times create a lifelong bond between parents, even if their marriage ends in divorce. If you and your spouse can come to a meditation center with the well-being of your children at the forefront of your mind, you will have a better relationship with your soon to be ex-spouse. The mediators at The Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro a family law firm in Irvine, have experience helping parents facing divorce reach amicable and fair child custody, visitation, and support agreements. Contact one today if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your options by using a mediation center for divorce.