Divorce and separation can be difficult for everyone concerned, but it is especially traumatic for children. When parents’ divorce, their children may experience mental distress as well as worry about the future. Child access - choosing how much time each parent will spend with the child - is one of the most difficult parts for children in these situations. For parents who need to negotiate child access arrangements, family mediation can be a beneficial process.
When it comes to child access, family mediation can help parents reach an agreement that benefits everyone involved, including the child. A mediator can assist in facilitating discussions between parents and guiding them towards a settlement that is in the best interests of the child.
The mediator can help families in considering alternative schedules and arrangements that will benefit everyone concerned. They can also assist parents in resolving any issues or concerns they may have regarding their child's education, extracurricular activities or medical requirements.
With our mediation at Kew Mediation, we can:
Focus on the child's best interests: Our mediation keeps the focus on the child and what is best for them so we can ensure the child's needs are at the centre of the discussions.
Offer a cost-effective solution: Typically, family mediation is typically less expensive than going to court, making it a more accessible option for many families.
Encourage cooperation and communication: Family mediation encourages cooperation and communication between parents. This can help reduce conflict and ensure that both parents are involved in the child's life.
Provide a more flexible and personalised approach: Our family mediation allows parents to create a child access plan that is personalised to their family's unique situation. This can be more flexible and accommodating than a court-imposed plan.