How Divorce Mediation Benefits Children

As a parent, you still want to do what is best for your children even after your marriage ends. You have probably heard the stories about how divorce can affect children emotionally, and you want to take steps to mitigate those effects. Doing what is best for your children is the focal point of divorce mediation.

Gibbs Divorce Mediation is ready to show you the benefits of mediation related to child custody and child support. The biggest benefit for children is that you and your spouse can remain in control of the process through mediation while a neutral mediator guides the discussion.

You And Your Spouse Can Work Together

If you pursue a "traditional" adversarial divorce, a court will decide arrangements for your children. You must defer to a judge who has not met your children and knows nothing about them, which may not result in what you think is best for your children.

The good news is that the law is written to favor the parents' role in deciding matters for their children in divorce. In California, mediation is so successful that you have to attempt to mediate child custody matters before going to court with representation from opposing lawyers.

This rule means that even if you and your spouse are going through an adversarial divorce before a court, you can still take advantage of the benefits of divorce mediation to do what is right for your children.

Start Mediation For The Benefit Of Your Children

Speak with attorney Kevin B. Gibbs at Gibbs Divorce Mediation today to learn more about how to take advantage of this process for the sake of your children. Call our office in Anaheim at 714-282-5778, or send an email to schedule your free first appointment today.

Our services are available to all families in Orange County.