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Mediation and the teamwork approach to your parenting plan

On Behalf of | Apr 1, 2022 | Child Custody |

The state of Oregon requires a parenting plan whenever there is a court case involving parenting time.

Many parents choose mediation as a divorce option because of its advantages over litigation and because it is a process during which they can work together on a parenting plan.

Basic contents

Every parenting plan will be unique. You can include any details that are pertinent to your situation with your children. However, every plan will include certain basics. The plan you create should focus on the parenting schedule. It is important to show the court how you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse intend to go about raising your children in a post-divorce world. The court emphasizes the importance of arranging for the children to spend ample time with each of you. Develop a workable rotation schedule and show how you will maintain it. Make allowances for special events in the children’s lives. You should also describe your plan for making major decisions on behalf of your children and how you will handle child-related expenses.

Cooperation and communication

The divorce mediation process takes place away from court in a more relaxed environment. You might choose this option because it is quicker and usually less expensive than litigation. It is also private, and most parents find it is less stressful for their children. Communication is the focus and cooperation is essential both for creating a satisfactory settlement agreement and a successful parenting plan.

Better relationships

The communication skills you practice during mediation will carry over into the next phase of life. The ability to cooperate is also a benefit in helping you form a co-parenting foundation for family relationships. The parenting plan you develop using a teamwork approach provides the guidelines.