Going through a divorce can be a stressful situation, even more for couples with children. It is difficult to explain to your child why their mom and dad cannot be together anymore. It is never easy, no matter which method you choose to break the news. Problems can escalate when the parents develop a hostile relationship and cannot be in the same room without fighting.
If you want the best for your child and wish to make good decisions for them by partnering with your spouse, perhaps working with a parenting coordinator may help. Working with a professional means neither parent is the “winner” or “loser.” They will seek your child’s best interest while keeping your advice in mind.
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Benefits of working with a parenting coordinator
1. Less time in court.
When you work with a parenting coordinator and take decisions privately, you spend less time in court. This does not only save your time but your money on attorney fees as well. When you let the court decide for your family, the decisions might not be in your child’s best interest. Only you and your spouse know your child the best and can decide for them. Moreover, an out-of-court decision will be beneficial for both parties, not just one.
2. Reduced stress over your child.
Divorce may be difficult for you and your spouse, but it is a bigger struggle for your child. They are already sad over their parents’ splitting. You do not want to give them another reason to worry. Conflicts can create a huge emotional burden on your child, even if they do not show it.
A parenting coordinator can help you stop fighting and make a decision peacefully. They can educate you on your roots of conflict and provide a solution. Since they are a neutral third party, the decision will be free of bias too.
3. More child-focused.
Although the court uses various techniques and considers various factors to determine what is best for your child and makes the decision after much thought, they are still outsiders. Parents know their children the best and should be the ones making their life decisions. When you and your spouse work as parent coordinators, you can be assured that they want the best for your child.
Parents coordinators are child-focused. Professionalism combined with parents’ input can give birth to excellent decisions for your child.