Mediated divorce and children
I want a divorce—words that begin the end of a relationship between two people. And for children, those words end a way of life—but not relationship—with their parents. Or at least that is how it is supposed to work.
For decades, our law firm has handled all kinds of family law matters—simple, complicated, bitter, and amicable divorce. Working as a trained mediator, I have a long-term interest in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and have seen impressive results first hand—good agreements at lower financial and emotional cost.
Mediation offers a confidential, neutral setting for couples to work out child custody, property division, and financial support issues. In our practice, we help couples craft agreements that reflect their desires—and the real best interests of their children.
As a voluntary, self-determined process, mediation gives voice to the wishes of each partner. Influence and decision-making ability remains with the parties, not in legal argument or judicial decision. The personalities, life stages, and personal needs of children—and their parents—are considered and reflected upon. This helps avoid the sense of powerlessness often felt by adults and children during litigated divorce.
No divorce is without frustration and emotional upset. But the process—and the attitude—you choose when pursuing your divorce influences whether those destabilizing effects will be amplified or minimized during the course of your divorce.
The end of any marriage can be troubling. But minimizing the stress and conflict of divorce through mediation can reduce the emotional impact of a marital split on both parents and children.
For mediation services in Maryland, call the well-respected Howard County divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC. Our mediation attorneys can be reached at our Hunt Valley, MD office at (443) 589-0150 or you may also contact us online.