Child Custody in a Collaborative Divorce

Petition for Child Custody Paper with Pen2020 was a trying year. One thing that may stood out to you the most is the need to begin the divorce process.

And with that decision, your children are part of your decision to seek a marital dissolution. Your children are the best part of your marital journey, and you want to preserve and keep intact what you can, but you are not sure how to make this happen.

Have you considered the collaborative divorce process?

The collaborative divorce process is a non-adversarial process between two spouses.  Both agree to stay out of court and come together with the help of attorneys, neutral financial professionals and mental health experts. This process nurtures the family unit and works towards keeping it intact with a more peaceful, respectful procedure.

When it comes to child custody plans, the collaborative divorce process can be very beneficial to all involved.

Here are some ways the collaborative process can help with custody concerns and needs:

  • Encourages both of you to come together to create a child-focused custody plan in a non-combative way
  • A child specialist will work with each of you and your children to help with the emotional wellbeing of your family and give everyone a voice in the custody decisions
  • Co-parenting plans are made for vacations, holidays and where and when your child will stay with each of you
  • The agreement will take into account your child’s needs and feelings

Our team of experts can help you and your spouse create a custody plan that is mutually agreeable for everyone, including your children.

The Collaborative Practice of San Diego is a nonprofit, multi-disciplinary referral network of independent professionals of attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors working together to learn, practice, and promote Collaborative processes for problem solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues in regard to co-parenting, with an eye toward preserving the emotional, as well as the financial assets of the family.

Contact us today to learn how to develop a custody plan that is agreeable to both of you and helps both of you in your co-parenting goals.

Share this: