Separated? What happens next?
Working out a parenting plan and custody arrangements can be daunting when you are already dealing with separation and all that brings.
The ‘Our Family in Two Homes’ Workbook and resource package demystifies the process of working out a parenting plan and custody arrangements.
Our Family in Two Homes was developed by Jacinta Gallant, an experienced Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer in Canada, who has had phenomenal success working with families using the Workbook.
We are excited to share this resource with parents who are separating and need to work out custody and parenting arrangements for their children and/or finances.
The resource package provides a guided step-by-step approach to working out a parenting agreement.
It allows you to work through aspects of it in your own time, with guidance from Jennifer Hetherington as your mediator along the way.
Ultimately, it helps you develop a parenting plan which meets your children’s individual needs, and provides a long-lasting agreement, minimising the possibility of conflict between parents.
We are committed to fixed fees here at Untying the Knot, so we offer the Our Family in Two Homes Resource Package for a fixed fee of $3000 plus GST per couple.
For this, you both receive a workbook and a combined total of 5 hours with Jennifer Hetherington as your mediator.
This will include a combination of time with each of you separately.
From learning to communicate with one another in a healthy way, to making decisions related to parenting, finances and dividing property, the Our Family in Two Homes Workbook and Resource Package goes above and beyond traditional mediation – but at no extra cost.
Along the way you access the knowledge of an experienced family lawyer and mediator.
Rather than turning up to mediation and having to make all the decision on the day – without knowing the questions that might be asked – the Resource Package
provides you with a guidebook so each of you can independently work through the questions and the information contained in the Workbook. This means when you come to your sessions to work out an agreement, we know where you are already ‘on the same page’ and where you might need more help from your mediator.
If you have questions before the sessions to draft your parenting plan or custody agreement, we can work through those separately. How you use your time within the package depends entirely on where you need support.
The Our Family in Two Homes Workbook raises the tough issues and gives you time to think about them, so you make decisions that give you the best chance of a conflict-free future for your children.