Individuals that are in the middle of a divorce or paternity case will encounter a number of experiences that they never could have predicted. The emotional roller coaster that this process creates is something most people never truly anticipate. Circumstances like, “where is our child going to spend Friday night?” or something as simple as who is going to pick up the child from school can turn into a nightmare scenario filled with arguments, name calling and even the involvement of law enforcement.
One common thread I see in many cases is the lack of a proper outlet for the parents struggling with the emotions and difficulties of the transition into raising children in separate homes and the inevitable complications that arise when parties are co-parenting children. Often the parents need an outlet to release the pressure, anxiety and stress that these new circumstances have caused. The key problem is that so few parents actually explore or research options to help them.
Living in Central Florida, we are so blessed to have a multitude of available professionals to assist parents with the transitioning into a co-parenting partnership. The number of counselors, therapists and other qualified professionals is enormous and most of them offer a range of services that can be custom tailored to your specific needs. While the concept of customized services is not new, recently innovative methods are being implemented in the academic and medical community that can help recognize the issues you are dealing with and formulate a specialized strategy for your specific needs. The preconceived notion of, “Have a seat on the couch and tell me what is bothering you,” is less common and practitioners are recognizing and resolving matters in a much more creative and productive manner these days.
If you are in need of services, please reach out and do not hesitate to ask for assistance. As family law attorneys, we at Schwam-Wilcox & Associates, have over 25 years of combined experience and can assist you with the legal issues you are experiencing. We also have an enormous network of professionals that can assist you with the mental and emotional toll these legal issues are causing you. This is a very challenging time in your life, and most people can benefit from assistance from a non-family member.
If you are experiencing co-parenting issues, problems with time-sharing, or have questions about counseling and therapy options, we are here to help. Please contact us today.