Do the children benefit from a mediated divorce?
Yes. Couples find that one of the most important (and personally fulfilling) aspects of divorce mediation is the opportunity for the parents to create a sound parenting plan that will ameliorate some of the traumatic changes faced by the children of divorcing parents. In a traditional adversarial divorce, important decisions about the children's futures are often taken out of the parents' hands and made by judges and lawyers. In divorce mediation, the two people who best know the children and their needs ...the parents, work together to create a plan that will best serve the needs of the children.