Divorce is difficult for everyone involved. Children, however, will make an easier adjustment when the parents work together even if they do not live with each other. Parents typically decide the parenting time schedules that work best for all involved but are centered on the child's needs. If there are no physical or sexual abuse, chemical dependency, or other domestic violence issues, a child will benefit most by having regular contact with both parents.
Parenting after divorce can seem like a difficult prospect, but doesn't have to be. By following some commonsense guidelines, it is possible to put your differences or feelings for your spouse aside, and get on with parenting in a consistent, fulfilling way that lets your kids experience a mostly normal "Mom And Dad" relationship.
A couple entering into divorce proceedings has probably heard many tales from friends who have worked through a divorce themselves. Opinions often color perceptions of how the process was handled. In Minnesota, mediation is required if the parties have not come to an agreement before their initial case management conference. It can be reassuring to know what won't happen in regards to mediation and your divorce. Here are some common myths to dispel regarding divorce mediation: