Child Custody Plans

Custody plans are often among the most challenging hurdles a couple needs to overcome to finalize their divorce.
As you might expect, when one parent is granted physical custody of a child over the other parent, emotions can run high and coming to an equitable and peaceful agreement is often incredibly difficult.

But creating a child custody plan with your ex-partner doesn’t have to be a negative experience. In fact, with the right type of advice and guidance, both parents can come to an agreement that is not only fair and sensible, but also in the best interest of their child.

Mediation for Sole or Joint Custody Plans

In most cases, custody plans usually don’t involve both parents sharing the same amount of time with the child. For instance, the child may live with one parent during the week and the other parent on weekends and holidays. A custody agreement is the legal solution that outlines the specific details about how time is split between the parents.

Mediation is an effective tool that can help a couple agree to either a sole or joint custody plan before their divorce trial even starts. By taking this approach, the couple can negotiate their wants and needs with cooler heads in a more comfortable and supportive setting where the focus can be on the child’s needs first and foremost. With this complex topic resolved peacefully in mediation, couples can experience a much healthier divorce and create a more positive environment for their child to be raised in.

If you are getting a divorce and you want to create a child custody plan that works for you, your spouse, and your child, mediation can help. Contact Mediation Professionals of Long Island for compassionate, experienced mediation services today.

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