Divorce – Put your children first

Sponsored content Feb 09, 2015 Ancaster News

Not so long ago, the usual parenting arrangement following divorce was children lived with their mothers and visited their fathers. Some mothers felt overburdened with responsibility and some fathers felt left out – no longer actively involved with their children. Those divorced parents might end up continually struggling for power – using “custody” rights, the children’s affection or money for control. Their children might witness or hear angry scenes and feel torn between their parents.

Most parents now recognize that divorce changes, but does not end their relationship as parents. They no longer live together, but their joint responsibility to their children continues. These parents commit to put their children first (which sometimes means putting their personal feelings second). It’s not always easy, but they work together to restructure their family: two homes, with two involved and responsible parents. They create flexible living arrangements, share child-care and financial responsibilities. They communicate regularly and cooperate so that their children feel loved and supported by them both.

To negotiate the best co-parenting plan for your children, consider choosing Collaborative Family Law (“CFL”). Lesley Matthewson of Family Law Solutions is an experienced collaborative lawyer and qualified family mediator. CFL is a no-court, respectful, solution-oriented approach to divorce. Separating couples and their specially trained collaborative lawyers work together as a negotiation team. When a couple has children, this approach helps parents focus on their children’s best interests, including the children’s relationship with each parent and the parents’ continuing relationship as cooperative co-parents. In some cases, the negotiation team expands to include a family professional. Information from a family professional about children and divorce gives parents more tools to reduce the emotional costs of separation and to better meet their children’s needs, for a better future.

For information about the ways you and your spouse can work together cost-effectively to navigate through children’s and other separation issues, contact Lesley for a complimentary consultation. Lesley Matthewson of Family Law Solutions in Ancaster is an experienced collaborative lawyer and qualified family mediator. Lesley tells us that collaborative law relationship planning promotes better understanding of these challenging family law contracts. Working with collaborative lawyers, you and your partner will have the opportunity to talk openly in a positive and respectful “team” meeting environment about the purposes of these agreements and to design a unique agreement that meets your goals as a couple. Start out with Family Law Solutions.

Divorce – Put your children first

Sponsored content Feb 09, 2015 Ancaster News

Not so long ago, the usual parenting arrangement following divorce was children lived with their mothers and visited their fathers. Some mothers felt overburdened with responsibility and some fathers felt left out – no longer actively involved with their children. Those divorced parents might end up continually struggling for power – using “custody” rights, the children’s affection or money for control. Their children might witness or hear angry scenes and feel torn between their parents.

Most parents now recognize that divorce changes, but does not end their relationship as parents. They no longer live together, but their joint responsibility to their children continues. These parents commit to put their children first (which sometimes means putting their personal feelings second). It’s not always easy, but they work together to restructure their family: two homes, with two involved and responsible parents. They create flexible living arrangements, share child-care and financial responsibilities. They communicate regularly and cooperate so that their children feel loved and supported by them both.

To negotiate the best co-parenting plan for your children, consider choosing Collaborative Family Law (“CFL”). Lesley Matthewson of Family Law Solutions is an experienced collaborative lawyer and qualified family mediator. CFL is a no-court, respectful, solution-oriented approach to divorce. Separating couples and their specially trained collaborative lawyers work together as a negotiation team. When a couple has children, this approach helps parents focus on their children’s best interests, including the children’s relationship with each parent and the parents’ continuing relationship as cooperative co-parents. In some cases, the negotiation team expands to include a family professional. Information from a family professional about children and divorce gives parents more tools to reduce the emotional costs of separation and to better meet their children’s needs, for a better future.

For information about the ways you and your spouse can work together cost-effectively to navigate through children’s and other separation issues, contact Lesley for a complimentary consultation. Lesley Matthewson of Family Law Solutions in Ancaster is an experienced collaborative lawyer and qualified family mediator. Lesley tells us that collaborative law relationship planning promotes better understanding of these challenging family law contracts. Working with collaborative lawyers, you and your partner will have the opportunity to talk openly in a positive and respectful “team” meeting environment about the purposes of these agreements and to design a unique agreement that meets your goals as a couple. Start out with Family Law Solutions.

Divorce – Put your children first

Sponsored content Feb 09, 2015 Ancaster News

Not so long ago, the usual parenting arrangement following divorce was children lived with their mothers and visited their fathers. Some mothers felt overburdened with responsibility and some fathers felt left out – no longer actively involved with their children. Those divorced parents might end up continually struggling for power – using “custody” rights, the children’s affection or money for control. Their children might witness or hear angry scenes and feel torn between their parents.

Most parents now recognize that divorce changes, but does not end their relationship as parents. They no longer live together, but their joint responsibility to their children continues. These parents commit to put their children first (which sometimes means putting their personal feelings second). It’s not always easy, but they work together to restructure their family: two homes, with two involved and responsible parents. They create flexible living arrangements, share child-care and financial responsibilities. They communicate regularly and cooperate so that their children feel loved and supported by them both.

To negotiate the best co-parenting plan for your children, consider choosing Collaborative Family Law (“CFL”). Lesley Matthewson of Family Law Solutions is an experienced collaborative lawyer and qualified family mediator. CFL is a no-court, respectful, solution-oriented approach to divorce. Separating couples and their specially trained collaborative lawyers work together as a negotiation team. When a couple has children, this approach helps parents focus on their children’s best interests, including the children’s relationship with each parent and the parents’ continuing relationship as cooperative co-parents. In some cases, the negotiation team expands to include a family professional. Information from a family professional about children and divorce gives parents more tools to reduce the emotional costs of separation and to better meet their children’s needs, for a better future.

For information about the ways you and your spouse can work together cost-effectively to navigate through children’s and other separation issues, contact Lesley for a complimentary consultation. Lesley Matthewson of Family Law Solutions in Ancaster is an experienced collaborative lawyer and qualified family mediator. Lesley tells us that collaborative law relationship planning promotes better understanding of these challenging family law contracts. Working with collaborative lawyers, you and your partner will have the opportunity to talk openly in a positive and respectful “team” meeting environment about the purposes of these agreements and to design a unique agreement that meets your goals as a couple. Start out with Family Law Solutions.