Parenting coordination may limit child custody disputes
The fact that divorced British Columbia parents presented a parenting plan to the court and had it approved does not mean all will proceed smoothly. Life is full of unexpected turns and events that may require modifications or adjustments to carefully devised schedules and plans. While parents may find it easy to cope with minor changes to their child custody and parenting plans, modifications that are more complicated may lead to disputes or contention.
It is in times like these when the responsibilities of a family lawyer such as those at Laughlin & Company Lawyers Mediators can be invaluable. They focus on resolving child-related issues by providing divorced parents with a platform for mediated negotiations. In most cases, their skilled guidance leads to compromise and the development of adjusted parenting schedules that suit both parents while still focused on the best interests of the child.
However, some issues can cause ongoing conflict between former spouses. These may involve extracurricular activities, contact with extended family members and other unanticipated events. Laughlin & Company can arrange parenting coordination to shield conflicting parents from each other by acting as a barrier when they express their opinions. A parenting coordinator facilitates communication and aims to help families learn how to work through day-to-day issues without antagonism.
Divorced couples in British Columbia may find that the professional but personalized approach of the legal team at Laughlin & Company Lawyers Mediators can help them master the skills of negotiation through communication and compromise. Many find this to be empowering, knowing that they can manage to resolve day-to-day parenting issues that are common in any family. With such professional guidance, child custody issues need not jeopardize post-divorce parent-child relationships.
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