When you sign your divorce papers after many months (or even years) of negotiating a settlement, many people assume that is the end of this journey. However, especially if you share children, many things can change after a divorce, forcing you and your ex-spouse to re-negotiate parts of your divorce settlement. Your divorce signals the end of your marriage, but the beginning of a very important co-parenting relationship. There are many reasons that a parenting agreement may need an adjustment after your divorce is final.
Some of the most common reasons that you might need a parenting agreement modification include:
- Relocation of one parent
- Concern about your child’s wellbeing or safety
- One parent not abiding by the current parenting agreement
- Death or illness of a parent
- When the child articulates a reason for a change
Mediation or Litigation for Modifying a Parenting Agreement
Lesa Koski is a family law mediator in Woodbury, Minnesota who can help you navigate all types of issues that come up after a divorce, including modifying a parenting agreement. Your parenting agreement is a legal document so in addition to agreeing on the changes that need to be made, you must also file the amended document with the court. Lesa can help you with this process from start to finish.
Parenting Agreement Modification Woodbury, Minnesota
Mediation is an excellent way to solve co-parenting issues after a divorce including parenting agreement modifications. Rather than giving this decision over to a judge, you and your spouse can negotiate the issues that come up with a mediator and come up with a solution that works for you and your children. Mediation costs less than litigation and takes much less time, so you arrive at a solution much more quickly, which can be better for your entire family. If mediation is not successful, then you can always decide to take the matter to court.
Experienced Family Lawyer or Divorce Mediator
Lesa Koski has more than two decades of experience as a family law mediator and a family law attorney. She uses her excellent communication skills, compassion and her experience and knowledge to help couples solve even very difficult and complicated problems. She can serve as your attorney or your mediator but not both.
Parenting agreements are one of the most important parts of a divorce settlement and it is important that the terms work for your family. If something has changed and you feel that it is time that the terms of your parenting agreement be modified, call Lesa Koski at 651-214-5057.