The very nature of a courtroom tends to amplify the win-lose battle oriented language and emotions, that can cause long-term damage to a family. Mothers and fathers need to remember, family is not dissolved when the marriage ends. Who your children are today, and who they will be as adults, is greatly affected by the rhetoric and atmosphere of your separation.
Consider Divorce Mediation for the good of your family
Divorce mediation or child custody mediation, can be very helpful in resolving differences while offering an atmosphere that is less competitive. Many Family Law Attorneys also offer mediation services. Speak with your attorney, and consider what is in the best long-term interest of your family. For more information on mediation options, check out this article, “How Will My Separation Affect My Children”, from Divorce Mediation Online.