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Mediation Can Help Co-Parents Reduce Conflict
A parent mediator helps facilitate communication and decision-making for issues related to:
The divorce research is clear: there is a correlation between the level of conflict between parents and poorer outcomes for their children.
The higher the conflict the greater the chance that the children will struggle with mental health issues, educational attainment, physical health, relationships, and overall success and happiness.
The good news is that the reverse is also true. By lowering the children’s exposure to conflict parents are increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes.
The goal of parenting mediation is to strengthen the parenting relationship, protect the children from exposure to conflict, and improve the lives of children.
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The Massachusetts courts can order child support payments made by either spouse, and it uses child support guidelines that take into consideration each party's income and the number of children for whom support is to be paid. Courts may deviate from the guidelines if a party shows paying any amount would be too burdensome.
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