In child custody disputes, mediators can help collect information about each parent and organize this information in a useful way. During mediation, all aspects of both parents can be taken into consideration, including childhood, past divorces, past history, parent’s history, parents’ marital status, siblings, relations with siblings, history of crime, domestic violence, etc.

You as a parent must be prepared to show yourself in the best possible light. When child custody is contested, family lawyers, therapists, and mediators can help develop child-centered custody agreements that should be in the best interest of those kids.

Most often, these disagreements can be solved through a mediator, whether a private one or one appointed by the court, if the couple is unable to reach an agreement on their own.

Mediators and evaluators look for red flags, such as details like dates or other information that doesn’t match what the parents claim. If these types of issues are found, they may challenge the dates and timelines.

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