Mediation offers parents the chance to devise a creative and comprehensive parenting plan to meet their needs and the needs of their children.  That parenting plan can be as general or as specific as suits the parties.  Some parents want to leave their written agreement very broad, so that they are afforded flexibility.  Others need the security of a more rigid schedule to ensure their parenting times remain regular.

Legal custody refers to decisions parents make about health, education and religious upbringing.  Joint legal custody works well if parents communicate effectively.  The fact that parties are mediating their divorce is a sign that joint legal custody will work well for them.

Physical custody refers to the amount of time each parent spends with the children.  The Court will accept any co-parenting plan that the two parties agree upon, so long as it appears to be in the best interests of the children.

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