If you are going through a separation or divorce, a custody & access assessment may assist in determining issues surrounding the parenting of your children.
Through the assessment process the assessor examines and analyzes your family and gathers relevant information to make recommendations that may assist in ensuring the best interest of the children are met. The recommendations may pertain to decision making, the parenting time schedule, and may also seek to provide additional support and structure for you, your family, and your children.
The recommendations may also contribute to settlement and can be presented to a judge for consideration in your family law matter.
Children have a right to be heard.
In times of separation and divorce, hearing the voice of the child affords parents the opportunity to gain insight into the world view of their children.
Through this process parents can better understand their children's areas of risk and resiliency, and make informed decisions which better support their well-being.
The Voice of the Child can be instrumental in settlement. Formal reports can be prepared which speak to a variety of domains, and can assist parties who are in mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
Whether as an individual, couple, or family, we may all need support at times. Counseling provides an opportunity to discuss and resolve issues in a private and safe setting.
Working with a therapist allows you to address the roadblocks and stresses which are impacting your life and which are keeping you from experiencing your life to the fullest.
Through the therapeutic process you can achieve the insight and skills necessary to be the agent of change in your own life, and to have the authentic and loving relationships you deserve.
Parenting Coordination is a process designed to help high conflict co-parents implement and maintain their parenting-plans.
The PC process involves coaching, parent education, and case management to assist you in being the best co-parents you can be for your children.
Where there is ongoing dispute the PC strives to manage the conflict and engages parents in consensus building around disputed issues. Where there is no agreement, the PC may have authority to make binding decisions and resolve disputes.
Mediation involves a neutral third party who assists you in resolving disputes.
The mediation process allows parties to craft outcomes and develop solutions that make sense for them and which fit the unique contexts of their lives and families.
A skilled mediator can assist separating and divorcing co-parents to craft parenting plans which support their children and ensure their best-interests are considered. A comprehensive parenting plan is essential to provide the necessary structure to ensure co-parenting is as effective and conflict free as possible.
The Collaborative Process can keep you out of court and provide you with a means of reaching settlement and preserving relationships.
A Family Professional can uniquely support your Collaborative Process and help the healing process begin.
As a child specialist, the family professional can be a neutral advocate for the best interests of the children.
The family professional may also serve as a coach to assist parties navigate the difficult emotions and dynamics which can impact your settlement discussions.