Your custody or dissolution judgment has been signed. The End.
Not so fast.
The bad news (first): There can be a host of issues that may
necessitate your future interaction with each other.
The good news is that an ounce of preventative care can go a long way in preventing the issues from manifesting into big problems. Mediation offers a creative chance to look at these issues prospectively and problem solve together, without resorting to expensive litigation or other forms of fighting.
In many cases, co-parents may face parenting decisions relating to their children. If this the case, please read the previous section on parenting plans.
Post-Judgment financial issues come up all the time. Just by way of example, some agreements may impose obligations to exchange and disclose financial information on a quarterly or annual basis. This new information may mean that child or spousal support will need to be modified. Another example would be if the sale of your family residence was postponed in your judgment, you may need to "meet and confer" with your co-owner about the selection of a real estate agent, terms of a sale, and conditions for moving. Or yet another example is if both of you own a business together, issues may come up in terms of the management and day-to-day operations of the business. These are just a few examples. Of course, the actual issues are highly personal and depend on what was ordered in your particular judgment.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you believe that your case could use a "check up" as a way of keeping everything on track and running properly.