We specialize in Co-Parenting Facilitation, bringing you together with your ex-partner to understand how to navigate your Co-Parenting relationship from a healthy and productive place. Our shared goal is to move you from a place of disconnect to a collaborative, fruitful co-parenting relationship that benefits your children and builds a healthy future for them.
Here’s how it works:
Clients come to us through a variety of channels – attorney referrals, online searches, Friend of the Court recommendations, signed consent orders mandating Co-Parenting Facilitation, even suggestions from friends and family.
First, Jordana Wolfson meets separately with each parent. This is an opportunity to hear your whole history, from both perspectives. We’ll delve into your relationship, your parents’ relationships, your support network, your relationships with siblings, other family members, and friends. We want to learn everything about you individually and then in the relationship that brought you to this point. To understand where, how and why things went wrong, we have to know both parties really well! Plus, we want to build a solid foundation of trust to successfully work together toward a brighter Co-Parenting relationship.
Then we look at your relationship. How did you meet? What was the timeline? Where did the relationship disintegrate? Who initiated the divorce? How did the divorce process unfold? So much of how you interact today comes from what happened during the relationship.
Now, you’re ready to sit together in the same room!
- We’ll discuss your vision for your children
- We’ll explore your vision for your Co-Parenting Relationship
- You’ll learn about Co-Parenting – what works and what doesn’t
- We’ll discuss the potential for long-term emotional damage that comes from high conflict, what it means to have polarized or chameleon children, and how to navigate Co-Parenting from infancy through the teen years
- We’ll help coordinate advocacy efforts in school on your children’s behalf
Ultimately, we will create ways to keep you on track and guide parenting decisions.
Co-Parenting Facilitation can include creating a Parenting Time Agreement if you are in the midst of a divorce or separation to structure time with your children. If parents are already separated and divorced, they may also utilize Co-Parenting Facilitation to modify their current Parenting Time Agreement if both parties are willing.
Most people don’t realize they have options and choices when it comes to Parenting Time! We get as specific as possible so there is no confusion once the divorce is final and the family starts living according to the Parenting Time Agreement.
Many factors influence the details of a Parenting Time Agreement, including:
- The hours each parent works
- How your family celebrates holidays
- Milestones & special days
- How schedules & needs change in summer compared with the school year