During the summer, kids’ and parents’ worlds often drift apart. While parents are embroiled in the day-to-day of work and kids are swept up in non-routine activities like summer camps, it can be all too easy for parents to forget that kids will experience a jolt when going back to the “real world” of school and homework. Managing the back-to-school transition as a divorced parent can mean a lot of careful planning.
At Boileau Conflict Solutions, we are experts at crafting parenting plans, from the simplest to the most complex — often for parents of different nationalities who may live in different countries. We also provide long-term conflict management to assist with co-parenting after divorce.
Parenting plans are never one size fits all and as kids grow older they need adjusting. The best parenting plans are written with the right balance of flexibility and detail. In California, courts often favor joint legal custody, which means decisions about things like education and extracurricular activities may need to be made cooperatively. Mediation can help parents to work together to adjust for changes in a child’s development and education. Some issues parents may face with back-to-school planning include:
At Boileau Conflict Solutions we are caring, well-educated mediators who have backgrounds in psychology and the law. We consider the child’s perspective in any divorce negotiation, factoring in children’s needs based on the child’s developmental level and unique personality. When crafting or amending parenting agreements, the best interests of the child should be top priority. We help to mediate extremely nuanced and sensitive parenting plans that can withstand changes, or help to update plans to reflect the child’s age and educational level. We provide ongoing negotiation and conflict management for divorced parents. Mediation is a completely confidential process designed for working out the best and most sensitive solutions to the complex problems parents and children face as the child advances through their education. We are available to speak 7 days a week via skype, zoom or telephone, or at our offices in Boulder CO, Campbell CA and Irvine CA.