When you get a divorce, it is hard to imagine building a new relationship with your ex. However, that is essentially what you need to do in order to effectively and successfully co-parent. Divorce is not the end of your relationship with your ex if you share children. Instead, it is the beginning of a new type of relationship, for the benefit of your children. This transition can be difficult and Lesa Koski, an experienced mediator in St Paul, understands this and can help you. She offers divorce parenting support to couples who are struggling to move forward after divorce.
Successfully Co-Parenting after Divorce
Your children very well may be the best thing that ever happened to you. When you make the difficult decision to divorce, your primary goal is likely to protect them and make sure that they transition in a positive way. The best thing you can do for your children is to work cooperatively with your ex. Lesa Koski can help you develop the strategies to do just that. She offers divorced parenting support that they can use for many years to come. Specifically, Lesa will focus on a several issues:
Improving communication: In most divorces, communication between the two spouses is strained. Lesa will work with you to improve overall communication with your ex, so that you can co-parent with less overall stress. This is positive for all involved, especially for your kids. Lesa’s excellent communication skills and empathy will build trust with both you and your ex and foster a positive and productive environment where you can talk about things such as custody, your parenting agreement and decisions about education and medical care for your kids.
Focus on cooperation rather than conflict: Conflict may have characterized the end of your marriage, but it does not have to carry over to co-parenting. Resetting your expectations about interactions can be helpful and it is always important to put your children first. It is important to show your children that you and your ex-spouse can cooperate when it comes to issues related to their life. Lesa Koski can provide you with the support and strategies you need to take this important step.
Divorce Mediation Services in St Paul, MN
Lesa Koski is a trained divorce mediator that helps St Paul couples navigate all aspects of a divorce, including co-parenting after divorce. Lesa understands how difficult the process can be and will work hard to find ways to minimize the stress and the impact on your children, without creating a financial burden. For more information, call Lesa directly at 651-214-5057.