“And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life,”J.K. Rowling
Divorce. Anyone who has ever undergone it personally or witnessed their parents undertake it probably just cringed to their core at first sight of the word written. That single word can evoke terrible emotions or form the foundation of teaching exceptional family values to those that we love. How is this the case?
While divorce is tragic for all parties involved, there are ways to mitigate the damage present. Yes, children will lose the structure of their family home. But if love is not present, and chaos is the rule, these are the very storylines they will yearn to seek out in their future relationships. Who really would wish that upon their children?
In seeking out a divorce, options are present. Mediation is one such option that allows an individual to surpass the judge and gavel and work towards an agreement with their ex-spouse in a manner that fosters the communication needed to assure an easier transition for your children’s best interest.
Your child is the product of both you and your ex-spouse. They will turn to both parties throughout the lifespan for guidance, support, and direction about life in general. Birthdays, holidays, graduations, marriages, and even funerals will be part of their life and something they share with both parents present. As a psychotherapist trained extensively in childhood development and Marriage and Family Therapy, I have seen that the easier both parents can be in their transition to mutual communication and values-based aims, the easier the child’s transition will be towards successfully overcoming the stressors that divorce presents. Mediation is one means by which you and your former spouse can move on from the split union and learn effective ways to communicate, if possible, towards mutual aims. Below are a few key benefits of divorce mediation identified by Maples Family Law of Stockton, CA.
- SAVES TIME AND MONEY
- GREATER CONTROL OVER THE OUTCOME
- HELPS FAMILY TRANSITION
- FLEXIBLE, CONFIDENTIAL, AND NON-BINDING
- YOUR ATTORNEY CAN SIT IN
While divorce can be stressful, imagine the time, money, and heartache that you can save yourself and your loved ones just by engaging in the process of getting to even keel with your former spouse. The transition is imperative, but if you can make it happen, the rewards will be exponential in their capacity to help you and your children move on.
If you have direct questions regarding childhood reaction to divorce mediation, please feel free to contact me directly. If you have direct questions about divorce, family law, child custody, child support, or divorce mediation in Stockton, CA, please feel free to contact Anna Maples of Maples Family Law.