Jun 7, 2021
Reducing the Negative Effects of Divorce on Children
Michael Routh, an Attorney at Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation, talks with Georganne Ford about how mediation provides an out of court alternative to a litigated divorce that reduces the time and toll on the family unit.
Making the decision to obtain a divorce is a difficult one, even more trying when there are young children involved. The children are presented with a very confusing and upsetting topic that can be exacerbated by the stress caused by a litigated divorce. Mediation provides an out of court alternative that will reduce the time and toll on the family unit.
Lack of communication is one of the key ingredients in the breakdown of a relationship. When the parties lack communication, arguments result causing anxiety, stress, tension and hopelessness. This creates a negative environment at home, affecting the ones which matter the most, the children. Mediation provides a medium to improve communication thus reducing conflict and harmful behavior.
Alpha Center’s Mediation Program
Our program begins with a parenting mediation in which you decide a parenting and custodial arrangement for your children as you move forward with your individual lives. The parenting mediator is a trained therapist who encourages communication on the subject matter. Our parenting mediator is also supported by Alpha Resource Center if further mental health counseling is needed for the family. This process helps reduce the hostility of having opposing attorneys fight over these decisions in court. Ultimately, the result is less stressful for everyone involved.
By avoiding the litigation process found in a courtroom driven divorce, the number of needed parties, such as paralegal, attorneys and judges, is reduced decreasing the time and money spent. This results in more opportunities to spend time with the children and help with their healing process. Further, it enables both parties to close the door on that painful chapter of their lives and begin entering a new stage in life.
Accepting guidance from a firm that specializes in the practice of divorce mediation will ensure a smooth path along the difficult road of divorce. Alpha’s program may not be fast and cheap, but it will certainly save you time and money over the long run. Let our expertise help ensure the best possible outcome for you, your spouse, and your family.