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

When divorced parents do not communicate

2016-04-22 | Yes, the relationship did not work out. Yes, the other parent did unthinkable things to me during our marriage. Yes, I am now worse off financially and struggling to survive. Is the bottom line not that whatever the reasons for our breakup might be, it has nothing to do with our children. Divorce is an adult issue and many remedies are available to us as parents. As hard as it might be, accept that it is one of your parental responsibilities to find ways to make yourself OK so that both parents can co-parent beautiful healthy children.

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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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How to Manage Post-Divorce Emotions

2016-04-04 | I spoke with a woman recently who was surprised by how raw her emotions were after her divorce was final. She thought separating and going through the divorce process would heal the pain she had been in for so many years. She had no idea that healing after a divorce meant dealing with unprocessed emotions. She wanted to move ahead full steam and had no idea how to respond when the pain got in the way of her plans.

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How to Ask For Help & Build Your Own Support Network

2016-04-27 | As a single parent, you may be on your own, but that does not mean that you have to do everything by yourself. There are lots of people around you who would be willing to lend a hand. In addition, asking for help builds community and teaches your children valuable life lessons. Begin with these steps, and you will find that asking for help is not as painful as you'd imagined.

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Parent-child relationship problems: Treatment tools for rectification counseling

2016-03-09 | As counselors, we come in contact with clients who are angry or heartbroken and oftentimes feel defeated. This sense of pain and loss is frequently realized in the forensic setting in which I work with parents who are desperate to rebuild a parent-child relationship that is severely damaged or estranged. I also work with children who assert that they never want to see or speak with one of their parents again.

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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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Our Services

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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Parent Stories

The challenge to implement the Children's Act unfortunately creates many challenges for parents and children. Please share you experiences with us. Do not mention any names of family members. Your information is posted 100% anonymously.

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The Divorce Library

The CoParenting South Africa Divorce Library is a collection of more than 255 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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