Malicious mother syndrome was the subject of our recent blog post. While no parent ever wants to think that their child's other parent would sabotage their child's life in that manner, it is sometimes the reality of the situation. This is one reason why it is so important for parents who are divorcing or splitting up to have a child custody agreement that puts your child first.
When you are working through a child custody agreement, it is easy for you to put the focus on hurting your child's other parent. This isn't the right thing to do because it might mean that you harm your child in the process. In most cases, children need to have a relationship with both parents. Of course, in cases involving abuse or drugs, this might not be possible.
You know your child. You know what your child needs, wants and likes. These are all important points that we will discuss with you as we work on your child custody case. We want to get to know these points so that we can help you to think about what options you want to exercise as part of the child custody case.
We know that there are a lot of things that you have to consider when you are thinking about your child's future. When it comes to the child custody case, you need to think about who is going to make decisions for various aspects of your child's life, where your child is going to spend time and how your child will be provided for. We can help you to work through each one and we can help you to negotiate each point during mediation.