As a parent, one of your biggest concerns is the impact of divorce on your children, and your future relationship and time spent with your children, following the divorce. Divorce is stressful on everyone in the family, and divorce can impact children in very profound ways. We strive to work with families to mitigate the impact of divorce, during and after the process.
Developing a Co-Parenting Plan
If you have minor children, one of the most important documents that will be a part of the divorce process is your parenting plan. Your parenting plan will serve as the roadmap for your future life with your children and your co-parent. The more detailed, intentional and well thought-out your parenting plan, the less conflict and confusion will arise later on. We work with you to carefully consider and draft a personal co-parenting plan that is supportive to you and your children. We focus on preserving stability, maintaining family traditions, and decreasing stress on children.
It is paramount to design a parenting plan that fosters a productive and supportive co-parenting relationship.
Establish Healthy Routines
We will work with you to create a customized schedule to share time with your family, one that can be adjusted to fit changing routines as your children get older, change schools and participate in new activities.
Know What to Expect
Most parents want predictability and to be able to coordinate efforts between the two households without having to consult the other parent any more frequently than is convenient. We help our clients work out a shared decision-making process that will help you both know what to expect and optimize your options.
Make Your Plan As Flexible As You Need
Your parenting plan sets up your time with your children, your shared decisions, your holiday schedules, and any other considerations specific to your family. Our coaching focuses on giving your family the easiest transition possible. We can help you create a “new normal” in a positive, collaborative way.
For each child, we will discuss with you their specific needs, as well as the capabilities and willingness of your co-parent to support those needs. Our process puts the children first, so the impact of divorce is focused on the needs of the children. A successful parenting plan is one where the children thrive as they grow, in connection with each parent as appropriate.