No one has to fight over custody labels when parents choose to prepare a parenting plan.
Neutral child specialists and family specialists have the professional education and experience about child development and are a valuable resource to parents in developing the parenting plan.
You can consult with your attorney before or after your mediation sessions, and in some cases, can have him or her present with you during the sessions. In order to complete the separation or divorce, legal documents must still be filed with the courts. Mediators do not prepare these legal documents.
Mediation can be part of the Collaborative process.