Many of Jacksonville families consist of unmarried parents and their children; even if your relationship is coming to an end, you will continue to be in contact as you co-parent your children. If this is your situation, and you and your children’s other parent would benefit from assistance in resolving issues involving custody and financial support of your children, paternity or family law mediation might be for you. Dispute resolution using a professional neutral, unbiased third-party family law mediator is a quicker, lower conflict and less expensive means of coming to a mutually agreeable settlement, compared with going to court. With family law mediation, both parent’s situations are taken into account equally, and you are guided to a resolution that works best for everyone, and is in the best interests of your children.
Paternity mediation can officially establish the legal rights and obligations of parents. It is an amicable way of establishing enforceable documents laying out parental decision-making about education and medical care, residential and time-sharing arrangements, communication around parenting decisions, and the financial aspects of child rearing including child support and health insurance coverage for children. A detailed time-sharing arrangement reached through paternity or family law mediation can avoid conflicts in the future, and give both parents and the children predictability about where the children will spend overnights, birthdays, vacations, and holidays, as well as visitation with grandparents.
Come to us for paternity mediation services. We help you work things out in a way that’s beneficial to everybody, especially your children, customizing an agreement that is tailored to your family situation. In the process, you will both get the added benefit of strengthening your communication and conflict resolution skills for your future co-parenting arrangement.