Divorce affects children in many ways. Some adapt to the changes while others don’t but all of them suffer some psychological effects. Negative effects of divorce on children include anxiety, depression, confusion, aggression, anger and lack of trust. The real questions are; do children have to suffer from a divorce every time? And do your children have to bear a burden on their shoulders because of the divorce process? Well, the answer is NO.
Your divorce does not have to disrupt your children’s life completely. But this, however, depends on you and your partner and the roles you play in your divorce process. How do you then manage your divorce in a way that won’t affect your children? How do you make sure your divorce does not mar your children’s future?
The truth is most parents are too emotionally and physically exhausted or overwhelmed with their divorce that they have no idea how to make its effects minimal on their children. That is where a divorce mediator comes to play. You need a mediator that would not only handle your divorce well but also help you through the process of doing what’s best in your children’s interests. Here are some of the benefits of using a divorce mediator to help with your divorce process:
Hiring a divorce mediator in Orlando helps you secure your future and that of your children.
A divorce mediator would help you review how to best share and distribute properties so as to suit your interest and your children’s. This includes children’s visitation rights and custody.
A divorce mediator helps you and your partner reach a consensus on how much time each parent spends with their children, who takes the child’s custody and for how long? A divorce mediator would help you create a fair schedule in regard to holidays and important occasions. When you consider a divorce mediator, it would make the process of child support and maintenance easier to finalize. A good divorce mediator should be able to share the children’s finances fairly between the partners in a way that is sustainable in the long term.
A divorce mediator also bridges the communication gap that might be between the partners, which in turn helps the children a lot. Considering a divorce mediator would also help both partners achieve a successful and cooperative co-parenting and also quickly resolve any disagreement or conflict as regards to the child’s upkeep, schooling, and schedules. This would have a positive effect on the children.
Another advantage of hiring is divorce mediator in Orlando is that he/she would help you and your partner review the best way to convey the news of your divorce to your children in a way that they would understand. Adults and children have different ways of processing information. While adults process long bursts of information better, children process information best bit by bit. A divorce mediator would also help your review how much detail you would or wouldn’t tell your children about your divorce.
A divorce mediator in Orlando would also proffer you the best way to explain your divorce to your children without accusing one another of being at fault. Contact us today to explore your divorce options with swift conflict resolution in mind.
Heather Oller is a licensed mental health professional with a Masters degree in counseling and psychology. She is an expert therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Counseling & Conflict Resolution and is a Florida certified family court mediator. She is also a qualified Parent Coordinator. She specializes in conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution.Schedule Your Consultation