It has been one of the most difficult decisions you have ever made, but after much deliberation you made the decision to dissolve your relationship with your partner. You’ve calculated the financial division, waded through the emotional upheaval of the break up and now feel ready to move on with your life.
For all practical purposes, you and your partner have transitioned (or are transitioning) from being a couplehood to being individuals. Individuals who must now figure out how to co-parent the one surviving and most precious product of your union..your children.
Easier said than done. Right?
As difficult as it might seem, it is possible for divorced, separated and never married couples to effectively co-parent their children.
Co-Parenting Consultation is a process designed to help you create a mutually beneficial parenting plan that focuses on protecting, supporting and attending to the best interests of your child(ren).
Working much as a team and coach, the co-parents and co-parenting consultant collaboratively develop a parenting plan, expand communications skills, reduce conflict and emotional reactivity and create a less conflicted and mutually constructive partnership with the end goal of facilitating a connected, safe, stable and consistent relationship between each child and each parent.
What is Co-Parenting Consultation?
Co-Parenting Consultation: A collaborative process for divorced, separated, or never married parents who recognize the importance of developing an effective parenting plan that emphasizes improved communication, trust, cooperation and recognizes the best interest the child(ren) as the primary and collective goal.
The process is facilitated by an unbiased, neutral who works with the parents to help them reach their mutual goal of providing their child(ren) with a safe, stable and consistent parenting experience.
Co-parenting consultation is a confidential, therapeutic process designed to help parents facilitate a more stable, safe, and consistent family experience for their child(ren).
What are some of the benefits of Co-Parenting Consultation?
- Improved communication
- Less conflit
- Reduced emotional reactivity
- Improved conflict resolution skills
- A clear, acceptable plan
- Safety, Stability
- Less stress…for everyone
- The opportunity to be heard and seen
- No litigation costs, court dates or court decisions
- Confidential process
- You decide, not the court
- Healthier, Happier, Child(ren)
What is the difference between Co-Parenting Consultation and Parenting Coordination?
Co-Parenting Consultation is a private, voluntary, confidential and therapeutic process. Co-Parenting Consultation is best utilized by parents who have demonstrated an ability to work through disagreements in the past and recognize the benefits of working as a team to place the best interest of their child(ren) at the forefront of their decision to reorganize or dissolve their relationship. Co-Parenting Consultation is a relational process…not a legal process. It is designed to help separating, divorced or never married parents strengthen their parenting skills, facilitate corporation and focus on the needs of their child(ren).
Parenting Coordination is a child-focused form of alternative dispute resolution. It is a highly structured process that is typically initiated by either a judge or court system when separating, divorced or never married parents demonstrate a limited capacity for constructive parenting. Co-Parents who constantly demonstrate a propensity for conflict, emotional reactivity, disagreements, repeated and consistent litigation and have difficulty prioritizing the best interest of their child(ren), often benefit from working with a Parenting Coordinator. Parenting Coordination is considered a non-confidential process and is not therapeutic in nature. The Parenting Coordinator is often given special authority by the court to provide a recommendation with regard to the best interest of the child(ren).
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