Gender issues can play a role in a divorce, particularly when the discussion turns to the children. In many cases, the mother feels that she should have physical custody of the children. As parenting roles have changed over time, the father may not agree that the mother should gain physical custody of the children. What is most important to the children is that they have access to both parents, however this is finally decided by the two parties in the divorce.

Keeping the focus on what will be most beneficial for the children with regard to sharing time with mother and father can lead to a final arrangement that works for everyone. Read more about gender issues in the divorce mediation process, and how these issues can be sorted with professional guidance. You can read more about gender differences in the divorce mediation process by accessing a full interview with Attorney Polly Tatum, the founder of Mediation Advantage Services.