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Separating or divorced parents will constantly be facing new situations and divorce mediation will help all parties concerned to find the best solutions.
With divorce mediation the parties negotiate for themselves and the divorce mediator merely controls the process. Agreements and disagreements are defined, relevant information is gathered and shared, different proposals are discussed and alternatives considered in order reaching consensual settlement, accommodating the needs of all the family members and especially serving the best interests of the children.
The outcome of successful mediation lies in the manifesto of either a Memorandum of Understanding and/or a Parenting Plan.
A Parenting Plan is a unique document which is compiled for a specific family and which represents the best possible solutions to avoid future litigation and to ensure the optimal participation of both parents and their minor children.
Aspects mediated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and/or Parenting Plan:-
- Fundamental Principles in South-African Law regarding Children
- Living Arrangements
- Custody/Care/Primary Place of Residence
- Access / Contact
- Moving Home
- Family Relationships (grandparents/cousins etc.)
- Maintenance / Child Support
- Medical Aid
- Health and Emotional Well-Being
- Death of Parents
- Re-Evaluating of Plan
- Communication, Consultation, Resolving of Conflict
- Emergency Procedure
- Division of Assets – Household Contents, Immovable Property, Liabilities, Cars, Timeshare, Cession of Life Policies
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