As a family mediator, it is your job to help parents resolve their differences and develop an understanding of how their new family structure will work. Mediation can be relatively smooth with families that want to try and work together, or it can be extremely difficult with families that are at odds. Having a repertoire of tools to help keep things moving forward is important for success in mediation. The OurFamilyWizard website can be a tremendous tool for both you and your clients.
By using the website, regardless of whether or not your parents use the site, you will be able to help them create parenting schedules, create a shared repository of family information and contacts and more. This information is key to developing a strong system that helps parents avoid having to go to court or see attorneys whenever a conflict arises, and can provide a more structured setting for both mediation and parenting to occur.
If your families do decide to use the site, all of the work you did will already be on the site, ready for them to implement. The parents will also gain access to a wealth of tools, from scheduling to records to notation functions, which help them stay on top of everything from court appointments to parenting time sessions. We have heard from mediators who use the site already, that they will setup a projector in their conference room so that they can show the parents what a 5-2-2-5 or every other weekend and Tuesday schedule will look like.
More importantly, if the family you are working with does take a turn for the worse, everything on the site is documented with who did what and when. Resolving disputes is much easier if you don’t have to contend with the "he said/she said".