The Focus On The Future Can Include Your Children
How you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse co-parent will make a difference in the future lives of your children. The research is clear that conflict between parents rather than divorce is what negatively affects children. At the law office of Linda K. Wray in Edina, Minnesota, we work with our clients to minimize conflict and to assist them in developing parenting plans.
In many cases, we suggest a process that uses psychological experts to facilitate an early settlement of custody and parenting time issues. In a small number of cases litigation is required; in these types of cases, Linda has a proven record of strong advocacy for her clients.
Maximizing Parents’ Ability To Co-Parent Post-Divorce
Some parents are fairly well aligned in their views as to what is best for the children post-divorce. For these clients, Linda is able to help them develop a well-thought out developmentally responsive parenting plan to govern their parenting once the divorce is final. Other parents disagree as to what their children need.
Linda has frequently used psychologists or child specialists in these types of cases to access the voice of the children in a neutral and nonthreatening way. Parents participate in this process. Feedback from the psychologist provides parents needed information to develop a parenting plan responsive to their children’s needs.
For those cases where conflict is deep, Linda is experienced at working with custody/parenting time evaluators; settlement is frequently possible after parents and children have completed this process, which may enable parents to successfully co-parent their children post-divorce.
At the law office of Linda K. Wray, we take seriously the impact of divorce on children. We are forward-thinking when it comes to your children. Divorce upends a stable life. Parenting plan arrangements can make the difference in restoring that stability.
Working Collaboratively On A Parenting Plan
Our goal is to work with our clients, their spouses and their spouses’ attorney to come up with a parenting plan that is in the children’s best interests. Linda will work with clients to determine if collaborative law or mediation will facilitate this goal.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding child custody and parenting time rights, please contact us.