When couples separate, communication can break down and making the simplest of arrangements can become stressful and difficult for all concerned. Keeping issues to a minimum is hard, as kids, although resilient, don't miss a trick. In joint meetings with a qualified mediator a parenting plan is discussed and this can help in addressing issues you may have missed. You include in the plan who has the children when and who pays for what. Mediation allows each party to have their say and the mediator will assist if a message isn't quite clear. The mediator will form a plan in writing for both parties, and once the children are organised the parents can focus on them moving forward themselves....
Use mediation to help draw up a parenting plan. Post meetings can be arrange on a regular basis if needed to refresh plans and make alterations as your family grows. - see our relationship management page