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Ongoing parenting conflicts may benefit from mediation

Residents of Houston and beyond that have faced divorce proceedings know how emotionally wrought the process can be. Divorce legal issues that a couple can face are extensive and include anything from spousal support to parental relocation to property division and more. When minor children are involved, the reality of ongoing challenging and joint decision making can pose further and long-term problems.

A recent media article reported on the marriage and divorce of Jack White and Karen Elson. Despite one of the most amicable divorces that the celebrity world has given society, the couple now finds themselves in turmoil. The article asserts that such situations occur to “regular”, non-celebrity, couples just as often. Whether arguing over child support, visitation plans or other topics, the need to identify a plan for resolution is important.

The article continues to discuss the role of mediation in a divorce and also post-divorce issues. Even when both spouses retain their own family law attorney, a mediator can be a very helpful guide and way of avoiding costly litigation. The need to effectively co-parent for what can often be several years makes the need for a positive method of resolving differences important and in the best interest of the children involved.

If you are considering a divorce or already divorced and concerned about ongoing parenting or other issues with your former spouse, you may wish to talk to a family law attorney about your options, including mediation, as an avenue for an improved way of providing the best for you and your children.

Source: Huffington Post, “Using Mediation to Keep Your Cool During Divorce and Beyond,” Silvano D. Raso, August 27, 2013

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