Child Inclusive Mediation
The Child Inclusive process
Child Inclusive Mediation involves a session for you, your ex-partner and your children with an expert in this field. They are usually a neutral professional that neither you or your ex-partner has had contact with. They will meet with you and your partner in individual sessions that usually last around 50 minutes. They will listen and let you talk about the separation, your children, any concerns you have regarding the other parents care of the children and most importantly the schedule of time that you feel is best for the children. These sessions are focused on the children while still allowing you to provide the important background information.
Once the parent sessions have occurred, the children will then attend a session. This session is in no way set up to create stress on your children, or to make them feel like they have to choose between their parents. It is an opportunity for the expert to spend time with your children, to talk to them about how they feel, any concerns they have and their wishes for the future. A child leaving a session provided by a good expert will feel like they have just had a chat and a play, they will feel empowered as they have had the opportunity to speak their mind and talk about their feelings.
Once the interview process is complete, the child expert then attends your mediation. In this meeting they bring the voice of the children, information about their developmental and emotional needs and the benefits and consequences of the proposed schedules, all while offering options for a schedule that considers everybody’s needs. Your expert then leaves, and you continue working with the mediator to develop the best plan for your children.
Attendance of Donna in person at the mediation (extra fees will occur if distance is greater than 30 minutes from Hawthorn office) Fees inclusive of the intake appointments and attendance at the mediation for 1-2 hours.
1 child – $1,800
2 children- $2,100
3 children – $2,400
4 or more children – $2,700
Attendance of Donna via Zoom at the mediation. Attendance to the mediation via Zoom. Fees inclusive of the intake appointments and attendance at the mediation via ZOOM for 1- 2 hours.
Zoom 1 child – $1,500
Zoom 2 children- $1,800
Zoom 3 children – $2,100
Zoom 4 or more children – $2,400
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