When it comes to solving family conflict, it is said that litigation is not designed very well. Mediation is a suggested choice, to avoid litigation and gives the coParent total control over the dispute.

For the dividing couple, there may be numerous disagreements. These may include the journey of creating a parenting plan, a claim of negligence, dividing assets of the family and more. When in litigation, coParents meet with apposing forces and their representatives, meet before a jury or judge, who then decide their fate.

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With mediation, the coParents take their power back. The children and coParents each have their own plans and needs in mind and should aim at developing their own plan to make it all work.

coParents want to aim for a plan that is focused on the child. It achieves a more peaceful setting and is the more flexible plan.

Some coParents may question why they should take the road of mediation. Here are some key reasons in support of it.

  1. Mediation protects a family’s privacy. If and when a couple ventures into litigation, it is a court process in public.
  2. Matters are not discussed outside of the mediation. coParents can feel confident that the information is discussed safely.
  3. Working together, not against each other, is a goal of mediation. Reaching agreements, for the sake of the children is a goal.
  4. Peace is a state of mind. Less conflict and more agreements reap less stress and an increased peaceful state.
  5. More money in the bank! No lawyers, no court time, no lost work.

For a more thorough journey into why mediation matters, visit our very informative story here.




About Lori Denman-Underhill

Lori Denman-Underhill uses the power of the press to raise awareness about endless causes. She is the Content Director for the company, coParenter.

Mothering is Lori’s top priority. She understands the importance of raising a healthy and happy child. She appreciates the opportunity to offer helpful advice to coParents as a mother and also as a preschool teacher of many years.

As a professional journalist, Lori’s work graces the pages of 20 publications, in print and online. She also attains a BA in Journalism and Sociology from the University of New Mexico and is certified in Childcare Education. For the past eight years, Lori has cared for and worked with young children. She hopes to share her endless amount of childcare knowledge with coParenter readers.