Bluewater Mediation Blog

Why Review Your Parenting Plan?

If you have kids and a Separation Agreement or Parenting Plan, and your Agreement is more than a couple of years old, chances are that the parenting terms in that agreement may not ‘fit’ quite as well as when you negotiated it in the first place. That plan you had for short periods of time and frequent transitions may not be as attractive to older children as younger children. Or, the arrangements you made for transitions at school may not be working out quite as you had intended. As we all … [Read More...]

The Best Holiday Gift for Your Children

The holidays can be a stressful time for newly separated families, where all of the usual traditions are up in the air, the children’s schedule may be uncertain, and children may be caught in the middle. The very best gift you and your former spouse can give your children this holiday season is the gift of peace. While this may sound ‘corny’, in fact the research overwhelmingly shows that keeping kids out of conflict during and after separation is the best gift that separating parents can … [Read More...]

What is the Difference Between a Lawyer and a Mediator?

You may be wondering what the difference is between a lawyer and a mediator, and it is a very good question. Many (but not all) mediators are also trained as lawyers. Some lawyers are also trained as mediators. But they are not the same thing. Your mediator will help you and your former partner or spouse discuss issues related to children and finances, and will support you in making a plan that works for both of you while keeping your children front and centre. If you and your former … [Read More...]