Post-Decree Mediation And Why It Is Beneficial
Post-decree mediation is a form of mediation that takes place between ex-spouses/parents when they are having trouble parenting their children after divorce/splitting up. This may be because the communication between the parents has broken down, one person wants the parenting schedule to be changed, their children are having issues in school, etc. . Post-decree mediation may also be necessary when one ex-spouse is not running decisions by the other or is not seeking an agreement for decisions they need to make as a team.
The purpose of post-decree mediation for the parents to work on improving communication or resolve parenting issues that have arisen since they divorced/split up. That way, they can look after their children’s needs in the best way possible.
Post-decree mediation is also designed to benefit the children who may be caught in the middle. It offers the parents new ways to communicate and often just gives them a tune-up and a place to discuss things as they no longer live together.
Sometimes, due to the fact they no longer live together, they do not take the time to discuss problems they might be having or issues surrounding their children. Post-decree mediation gives them the opportunity to do this within a structured and healthy environment. The mediator will intervene when necessary to make the process and decisions easier.
How to set up a post-decree mediation?
If you are having trouble getting through to your ex-spouse, you can reach out to your mediator post-divorce. That said, do not assume everything will be alright the moment you set foot into the mediation room. You may just need a few hours to work through things with a professional who can facilitate conversations.
Reach out to C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. We are parenting coordinators and divorce mediators in Chicago, IL. We offer post-decree mediation in addition to pre-decree mediation. Most mediators do both, which means you can approach your divorce mediator as well if you feel comfortable using their services.
At C.E.L. & Associates, Inc., we charge $250.00 per hour for our mediation services, and typically a two-hour session is required to settle the matters the parents are having troubles with. Besides post-decree mediation, the only other option is the hiring lawyers and going to court. As part of all parenting agreements, you are required to mediate before going to court when there are parenting issues. Going to court is also more complicated than a mediation, not to mention expensive. As a result, it’s best to take this approach first.
For more information on post-decree mediation, reach out to C.E.L. & Associates, Inc. today! Through our divorce mediation and parenting coordinator services across Chicago and surrounding areas, we aim to facilitate conversations among family members during any kind of conflict or transition. Our Chicago divorce mediators primarily help couples through separation, divorce, and post-decree issues and assist in the civil ending of a marriage and re-structuring their family unit.