Parenting is the foundation of our children's education and socialization process. We have a single opportunity to get the job done. Parenting becomes more difficult when those involved in the process reside in separate homes. Conflict is natural and normal and could possibly interfere with the care and protection children deserve. Co-parenting counseling and mediation support non-traditional families to maintain effective communication and coordinated actions and planning for their children's best interest.
Conflict Coaching – Navigating through interpersonal emotions and baggage from the past can be difficult. Co-parenting sometimes requires a committed listener, who can help when matters seem hopeless. Effective coaching will keep you on the court and in the game of achieving the vision you have for your child.
Mediation–It is almost certain that parents will have differences of opinion. Agreeing to mediate is the most dignified and cost effective way to handle disputes which you cannot resolve. A mediator with approximately 30 years of experience could make a difference. A well-trained and skillful professional mediator will save many hours of emotional energy and thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Parenting Agreements – Effective co-parenting requires a written structure for the fulfillment of the joint vision parents share for their children. Throughout the course of my mediation practice, I have written hundreds of mediation agreements, which are legally enforceable in court.
Child Support-Parents love their children, however, no one wants government to tell them what to do with their money. Avoid child support agencies and the legal system by agreeing to work out your own child maintenance plans without the court.
Future Dispute Resolution-Life is dynamic and time may dictate a change in how parents do business. When there are differences in opinion, which parents cannot resolve by themselves, they are welcome to return for assistance.
My profile –Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Law School, with an emphasis in Administrative Procedure and Employment/Labor Law, I am a former Administrative Law Judge and Special Master for the Court. Having mediated disputes for family court, universities, prisons, schools, and governmental agencies, co-parents will find me very competent to assist them with their family issues.