co-parenting counseling - good or bad?
My fiance just completed custody mediation for the second time - to formalize and informal visitation arrangement - whcih the BM lied about the amount of time we have SS. This is just to avoid losing child support. So on that note, the mediators report, the court ordered both bio parents to attend co-parenting sessions - together or apart. They agreed to go together. Now I have issues about them going together - because BM still wants him back and anything she can do to exclude me from being involved with SS is her ideal goal.
Fiances attorney indicated (on the side) that I (SM) would be required to attend these sessions with BM and fiance on or about the 3rd session since I am considered a co-parent - cohabitating with fiance and involved in SS life. Now fiance is getting ready to schedule the sessions.
Knowing that BM does not know that I would be included - If I was in BM position - I would rather know ahead of time that the new fiance would be included in the joint sessions - so there are no surprises. Is it right for DF to with hold this information from BM? He is with holding because BM would not go to sessions if she was aware that I would be involved.
From my understanding - the co-parenting sessions are to help both parents learn how to deal with each other in a business like manner when it comes to addressing care and raising of SS and to take the emotions out of the interaction.
Is this true - do the co=parenting classes usually involve other parties? Shouldnt the BM know that the new fiance is going to be brought in to give her the option of attending those sessions or not?
Any help is appreciated...