What is Co-parenting?

When two parents divorce or separate, the parents divorce each other – the children will never, and can never divorce either parent. The original nuclear family structure (parents and children in one home), then moves into two homes. The emotional and physical well-being of each member of the family system impacts on the total family system. It is therefore important to assist every member of the family. Post divorce or separation, the system of co-parenting is then implemented to support the children (and parents). Children need consistency and stability while moving between the two homes. Divorce is not a war, it is a correction... Learn more

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A parenting plan is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their children after separation or divorce.  A parenting plan is created with input from both parents in the best interest of their children and can be made a court order. The cost to have a Parenting Plan drafted varies between R1000 to R5000 and includes registration.
 
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Latest Divorce Library Articles


  • Co-parenting
  • Mediation
  • Getting Divorced
  • Good Enough Parenting
  • Parental Alienation

Divorced Parents Communication

2016-08-24 | Your children are the focal point in every discussion as divorced parents, no matter what. Communication is going to be a tough task. Good to remember is that it isn't necessary to always meet in person. Exchanging information over the phone or via email could be fine for the majority of conversations.

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What is divorce mediation?

2015-07-09 | Divorce mediation is an out-of-court dispute-resolution tool that helps people settle their differences sensibly and with the legal system having only minimal involvement. It provides a structured process that minimizes the defensiveness and friction that are normally present during spousal settlement conversations. It does this by creating a non-confrontational atmosphere that encourages the spouses to put their best foot forward when they are presenting their thoughts and concerns to one another.

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What Exactly Is “The Best Interest of the Child”?

2016-08-24 | For every need of children there is a corresponding responsibility. I suggest that a new approach, a responsibility-to-needs orientation to children’s best interests, is vital to the future well-being of children of separation and divorce. And it is the responsibility of social institutions such as the courts to support parents in the fulfillment of their parenting responsibilities to their children’s needs, and not to undermine them, which is exactly what is happening to children within the present adversarial, “winner-take-all” approach. 

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Separation Anxiety and Parental Visitation

2016-07-26 | You may be used to thinking of separation anxiety as a set of behaviors young toddlers commonly exhibit when separating from their primary caregiver. In fact, if your kids have already ‘grown out’ of this crying-and-clinging stage, it can be frustrating to see separation anxiety pop back up in relation to parental visitation with your ex. Yet when families go through major changes, such as a move, new separation, or divorce, it’s common for parents to see some old patterns reappear, even for older kids. So what does it look like? When separation anxiety rears its ugly head, kids of all ages may exhibit:

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Parental alienation

2016-05-18 | The reality is and always will be that every child is 50% mom and 50% dad - this cannot change. What can change is when, and it always happens, the child starts asking why one parent lied about the other parent. Parental alienation damages our children and ends the relationship between the alienator and the child.

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Divorce Mediation

You do not have to spend thousands and battle in court for years to get divorced or separated. Divorce mediation is a family focussed way to get divorced. It is private (not in a public court), focussed on you and your children, includes a parenting plan and costs a fraction of the legal option.
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CoParenting SA is focused on Mediation, Education and Support. Divorce is a solution to a problem and if you understand why and have the correct information, your divorce will not cost you thousands and it will truly be the solution to a broken relationship.
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The Divorce Library

The CoParenting South Africa Divorce Library is a collection of more than 293 accurate and up-to-date articles regarding all aspects of divorce or separation, co-parenting, divorce laws, blended families, parental alienation, managing an unresponsive ex and general good parenting.
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