Helping Families Navigate the Systems
of Education, Legislation, Courts & Mental Health

Hi! I’m Danica Joan, and I’m so pleased that you found my website. I’m on a mission to help parents achieve an effective resolution to custody matters so family relationships can THRIVE. Together, we can do a deep dive into what’s really important to you, and create workable solutions to your custody conflicts.

My inspiration comes from real-world experience in an isolating and abusive marriage, and the unforeseen aftermath upon leaving it. During that dark time, I juggled court hearings and multiple jobs, while attending college to become an elementary school teacher, and adjunct professor. Frankly, I don’t know how I did it. As my world opened up, my view of life, and who I wanted to be in that world, transformed. Having survived stronger and wiser, I began to THRIVE!

I dedicated my life to advocating for families going through a contentious divorce.  My work continues to evolve, and I’ve created a network of experts who expand my ability to support you as you enter new, often fraught, territory. I have developed expertise in three primary practice areas, and created informative social media platforms that provide support and guidance for individuals, families and professionals who are involved in custody matters.

Certified Family Mediation

Certified Family Mediation - Danica Joan, M.Ed.

Family Mediation Can Bring Peaceful Resolution Quickly

As your certified family mediator, I assist and guide the parties toward their own resolution. I do not decide the outcome, but I help the parties understand and focus on the important issues needed to reach an agreement. I am trained and experienced in dispute resolution as a neutral facilitator who helps the parties explore the problem, and find new options to resolve the dispute.

Child Custody Coaching

Child Custody Coaching - Danica Joan, M.Ed.

I stand beside parents so they don’t have to go it alone.

Coaching is simple. Having a long-term coach partnering to walk you through the battle can predictably save time, money and reduce the traumatic impact on the family. It is like having a wise and trusted partner illuminating your path and helping you find certainty, so that you can powerfully create an outcome that you desire. It is taking your power back and being in the drivers seat of your life.

Co-Parenting Courses

Co-Parenting Courses - Danica Joan, M.Ed.

State Certified Family Stabilization Parent Education Program

My co-parenting curriculum provides information to parents  involving custody, care, visitation, and support of a child or children and is offered live in-person from our Central Florida classrooms and live via Webinar in ALL U.S. states and territories.

In-Person (Central Florida)

Live, Webinars (worldwide)

Family Mediation is the Central Theme of All of the Services I Provide

My ultimate goal is to do everything necessary
to assist all parties as they actively participate to reach agreement.

As a Certified Family Mediator, I am a trained and experienced neutral facilitator, who helps the parties explore the problem, focus on the important issues, find new options for resolution, and arrive at a mutually satisfactory agreement.

Mediation is the one place where you are in charge of the outcome. The rules of the courtroom do not apply, so open conversations can be had with the other party without an attorney “objecting.” And, nothing that is discussed in mediation is admissible in court unless an agreement is made.

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Contributing Author:
Unstoppable Women Overcoming Mediocrity

The Overcoming Mediocrity series of books was created to become a global movement to elevate women who are on a quest to share their stories and wisdom with the world.

This 9th Overcoming Mediocrity volume is a collection of stories from women who have created their own lives of significance, not only in their professional lives, but in their personal, physical or spiritual lives as well.

Hope4Families Network

A Community of Family Advocacy Experts Helping Families Successfully Navigate the Systems of Education, Legislation, Courts & Mental Health.

Kids Need Both, Inc has reinvented how family dispute resolution goes through the Hope 4 Families Community platform. Our private community brings highly vetted experts and family advocates together to empower parents through social learning, coaching and support. We are a community that empowers families to choose a future of harmony and sustainability.

Let’s Get Your Family THRIVING Again! Connect with Me.