Busted But Not Responsible? Tips For Your Defense

If you've been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, you need to defend your legal rights. You have the right to an attorney who can help you present your case. After being wrongly accused of something myself, I learned quickly how to navigate the legal avenues to have my case dismissed. My attorney was a great resource for building the case, and because of my understanding of the law, it worked. I created this site to share what I learned along the way and some other great tips for others who have been wrongly accused and arrested for a crime.

What Is Child Custody Mediation?

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When you decide to leave your partner and file for divorce, there will be many important decisions that need to be made. If you have children, the situation is much more complex, and you both need to remember to keep the best interest of your children at the top of your minds. You'll need to decide how you will both be part of caring for your children, even after divorce.  You may want to think about using child custody mediation as a way to come to an arrangement. Keep reading to learn more about child custody mediation.

What is Child Custody Mediation? 

This is a process that parents can go through to come to an out-of-court child custody agreement. A mediator, who is often an attorney, will serve as the third party who is there to help you both work through the details as an outside viewpoint. You'll both get a chance to voice your opinions and talk through any concerns that you have. Since the mediator is neutral, you can get an unbiased opinion as you work through the agreement. 

What Are the Benefits of Child Custody Mediation?

This can be a great option if you want to avoid a lengthy and stressful court process. One benefit is that you'll both get a say in the agreement, and you can work together to reach an agreement that makes sense for both of you. Another benefit is that you'll have a mediator there to help focus on the task at hand and avoid arguments or off-topic discussions. This can also be a much faster way to reach an agreement that makes sense for both of you and your kids. 

How Can I Prepare for Child Custody Mediation?

Before you arrive, it's a good idea to spend some time doing research and outlining your own proposal. You need to figure out what ideas you have in place well before the mediation session. You can also prepare by showing up to your mediation session with an open mind. You should be willing to listen to your ex-partner and hear what they have to say, too. 

If you want to outline a child custody agreement and are hoping to avoid going through the courts, it's a great idea to first give child custody mediation a try. A divorce attorney can help you work out the details and focus on creating an agreement that works well for all involved. 


26 March 2020