What is Co-parenting?

When two parents divorce or separate, they divorce the other – the children will never divorce either parent. The original family structure (parents and children in one home), then moves into two homes. The system of co-parenting is then implemented to support the children moving between the two homes. As hard as it is, parents should separate their emotions and feelings towards the other parent and focus only on the best interest of their children (Cooperating Coparents).

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Mediation Services

Mediation offers a safe and neutral environment where disputes between parents can be resolved without spending loads of time and money. The following disputes are mediated: Divorce, parenting plans, blended family issues and general disagreements between parents. Fee: R500 per 90 minute session.
 
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Parenting Plans

A parenting plan is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their child 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 of a Parenting Plan normally varies between R1000 to R5000.
 
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Latest Divorce Library Articles


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

7 Great co-parenting tips

2016-02-12 | I saw the texts Dad sent you last night, my eldest son said to me recently. He hung his head sadly.

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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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Holding Your Children Emotionally Hostage

2016-02-06 | Going through a divorce, you will experience a hurricane of emotions. Some you may have expected, others you never thought possible. Divorce is essentially a death in your family and it affects everyone it touches, especially your children. Even in the best-case scenarios, their worlds are turned upside-down. But in some of the worst cases, the damage is intensified when one or both parents turn the children into pawns that they use for the sole purpose of hurting the ex-spouse. Such behavior is inexcusable. Why, then, is it so tragically common?

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5 Tips for Parenting an Angry Child

2016-01-19 | Parenting an angry child is tough. But it is important to remember that anger is a healthy emotion we all experience. As your childs parent, you have the opportunity to help your child cope with anger and express those feelings in ways that are productive and healthy. Here are 5 tips for parenting an angry child.

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Parental Alienation Syndrome — The Parent/Child Disconnect

2015-06-09 | While some social workers may be unaware of the name for this particular phenomenon, they have probably dealt with it over the course of their careers. For example, clients may enter individual therapy presenting with anxiety, depression, or relationship problems and later reveal that they have been cut off from one parent by another parent. These clients may be unaware of the meaning of the lost relationship and may even minimize its effect on their growth, development, and current mental health concerns.

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The Divorce Library

The CoParenting South Africa Divorce Library is a collection of more than 236 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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