Disputes over Children Sidcup
Separation time between couples is a time of emotional turmoil and dilemma not only for the parties in dispute, but for everyone related to the couple. This time is particularly harmful for the children mainly because of the fact that their studies are hampered.
Hence, the disputing couples need some help from outside. Mediation is one way in which the separating couples can settle the dispute between them. Mediation is better than general litigation on several counts. The first and foremost reason is that mediation service is cheaper than general litigation. It doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket of the disputing party. General litigation on the other hand is an expensive process. Mediation Sidcup process is an easy one and less stressful as compared to litigation. Mediation doesn’t involve much time. This is particularly beneficial where children are concerned mainly because of the fact that it safeguards their future, and their studies are not hampered. Whereas litigation on the other hand takes a lot of time. Under mediation, the disputing parties have a say in the whole process. This means they do have a hand in the final decision making. Under general litigation, disputing parties do not have a say and all the decisions are made by the court. Under mediation if one party is unwilling to attend the meeting with other party, then a separate meeting session can be arranged with the mediators. There is provision for no such meeting under general litigation.
Mediation Sidcup is best where children are concerned as it safeguards their future. Mediators deal with children empathetically. They advise them on several matters such as:-
1. They tell them that it’s not their fault that their patents are divorcing.
2. The children are assured that everything will be okay and that their parents will continue to love them as before.
Since there is an increase in divorces, government is coming up with plans that the children are unaffected after the divorce. One such plan is shared parenting plan. Under this plan after the divorce, the child gets to spend equal amount of time with each parent. After he has met and spent time with one parent, he can go and meet the other parent. According to the other arrangement he is kept in a common home where the parents come in turns to meet the child. This way the child gets the affection and care of both the parents even after the divorce.