Back-To-School Issues And Mediation
Even though August is technically still summer, it’s usually a busy time for parents and children alike getting ready for a new school year, meeting new teachers and readjusting to life on a schedule. For divorced parents, these issues may come along with other unique challenges. Parents often have to communicate more to keep each other updated on school functions and the children’s progress, and this can increase the chances of tension.
While it is generally considered best for parents to resolve issues as best as they can between themselves, keeping the best interests of the children at the center of the discussion, this doesn’t always work. If you and your ex-spouse have difficulty communicating in a civil, neutral manner, you may feel like it’s impossible to get on the same page.
In these situations, talking with a lawyer who deals with family issues about the possibility of using mediation to resolve the dispute is one solution. During the mediation process, both of you will have the chance to share your concerns and offer suggestions while your lawyers help you negotiate a mutually beneficial solution.
In extreme situations, it may be possible to conduct the mediation through the lawyers and not actually have to deal with your ex face-to-face, but this isn’t always necessary. Meditations always involve a neutral third party as well to ensure someone involved is not emotionally or financially invested in the case. If you have questions about how mediation may be able to help you resolve any back-to-school issues you and your ex are dealing with, we can help.