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Co-Parenting after Separation and Divorce

Many mental health professionals agree that the quality of the relationships that children have with both of their parents has a great impact on their mental and emotional well-being, self worth and incidence of anxiety and depression.


We can appreciate that co-parenting after separation and divorce isn’t always easy, it can be challenging to say the least.

In mediation while we are working with parents and creating their Parenting Plan, our focus is what is in the best interest of the children.


A few of the goals that should be reached when completing a parenting plan are:

- Try to preserve the child’s routine, keep him/her in their usual extracurricular activities, hobbies, visits with friends and other important features in their life

- Promote time with both parents and extended family

- Allow for flexibility and work together

- Trying to show the child that their parents are still a united front when it comes to raising them


We recommend that if you have children who are underage, that you create a plan for how you are going to co-parent moving forward. The plan will provide clear guidelines and expectations for parents and children. Having a Parenting Plan in place can limit the amount of conflict that may arise from the reality of being separated parents and the challenges that come with that. Limiting the amount of conflict can also mean there is less chance your child is put in the middle.

Contact

​Tel: (905) 552-9515

info@turningpointfm.ca

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Mediation is a process led by a highly qualified, experienced and impartial professional who will help you and your ex-partner come to agreements on all aspects of your separation. You leave the process with a legally binding separation agreement and parenting plan if needed.

A Separation Agreement is a contract between you and your spouse or partner that states the settlement of issues relating to your separation. Drafting your Separation Agreement is an administrative task and by doing so does not mean we are implying that we are lawyers and providing any legal advice.  We strongly encourage any persons who are going through mediation to receive Independent Legal advice from a family law lawyer.

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