Like many people in the process of a separation, you may want as little contact with your former partner as possible. However, if you have children together, you will inevitably see each other and will likely need to communicate and make parenting decisions together. While most couples can find ways to do so in spite of their own feelings, some separated couples find communication to be extremely difficult in the months and even years following a separation.
For these couples conversations can often become heated and small issues can grow to become major conflicts. Simple issues such as who will drive the children to the doctor or how to ensure both parents receive copies of the report cards are left unresolved. This inevitably interferes with parenting and leaves the children trapped in the middle of an ongoing war of words.
Parenting Coordination can help. Parenting coordination is a process that:
- Facilitates communication and decision making
- Helps separated parents disengage from the conflict and re-focus on their children’s needs
- Holds parents accountable and helps ensure that decisions are acted upon as agreed
We would be pleased to meet with you for a no cost and no obligation consultation to determine if Parenting Coordination would be of assistance to you. Please use the form below or call us at (519) 746-9062.