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

Complete CoParenting Software

2015-11-27 | The software was developed in conjunction with our mediation team to further assist parents. It manages all information and communication relating to your children easily and effectively in one spot. The software shares all the information, in real-time, with the other parent, minimising potential conflict between the parents. Should disputes be mediated or litigated, the software can supply accurate reports.

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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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The 5 Stages of Divorce

2015-11-03 | The five stages of divorce include cognitive separation, emotional divorce, physical separation, legal dissolution, and spiritual un-bonding. Until the emotional divorce is complete, the physical connection may continue, thus keeping couples still "married" years after the formal divorce. The following article can help you understand the significance of these stages, and why each is important.

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30 Ways to Take Care of Yourself as a Single Parent

2015-11-17 | When we are busy taking care of others, one of the very first things we neglect is taking care of ourselves. For many single moms and dads, this can lead to single parent burnout. To avoid this, take some time today to do something just for you. It doesn't have to require a babysitter, and it does not have to take up much of your time. The simple act of practicing intentional self-care can prevent burnout, help you feel stronger, restore your sense of peace, and fill you with hope for what lies ahead.

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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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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 229 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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