It was a very complicated situation: The couple had been to lawyers and court. There were still issues of custody and visitation. One of the spouses had been very ill and was undergoing treatments. The other spouse had been in psychotherapy for a number of years. It was a very complicated situation.
The lawyers couldn’t come up with anything other than a standard agreement, but the agreement really didn’t address what was underlying the custody issues—and how these folks, who had very different ideas about parenting, could co-parent a child.
Read the rest of Don’s article to learn how divorce mediation helped this couple bring finality to their complicated issues.