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Issues you can discuss during divorce mediation in North Dakota

Divorce can be a challenging time. Finding ways to resolve conflicts amicably is helpful.

In North Dakota, divorce mediation offers couples an opportunity to address various key issues.

Division of assets and debts

Couples can discuss how to fairly divide their property, including real estate, vehicles, bank accounts, investments and personal belongings. Additionally, they can address any debts accumulated during the marriage and decide on a plan for repayment.

Child custody and visitation

Children make up about 19.4% of Fargo’s population. For parents, child custody and visitation arrangements are necessary. During mediation, parents can work together to create a parenting plan that prioritizes the well-being of their children. This plan may include custody schedules, holiday visitation arrangements and methods for resolving disputes in the future.

Communication and co-parenting

Divorce mediation provides an opportunity for co-parents to improve communication and co-parenting skills. Mediators can help facilitate productive discussions and assist couples in developing strategies for effective co-parenting after the divorce.

Child support

Another important issue to discuss during divorce mediation is child support. Parents can determine the financial support needed to care for their children and agree on a fair amount based on their respective incomes and expenses. Agreements must comply with North Dakota’s child support guidelines.

Spousal support

In some cases, one spouse may ask for spousal support, also known as alimony. During mediation, couples can discuss whether spousal support is necessary and, if so, the amount and duration of payments. Factors such as each spouse’s income, earning capacity and financial needs come into consideration.

By using mediation, couples can create solutions that meet the needs of both parties and their children.