Parenting Coordination has become an essential part of helping
separating and divorcing families in conflict. Involvement generally
begins after a Parenting Plan has been put in place through either litigation
or mediation, yet clients have had great success in negotiating well with
the assistance of a PC while litigating children's issues. Parenting
Coordinator’s assist the parents in keeping the best interests of the
children paramount throughout, whichever
avenue you have chosen to resolve your matter.
But Parenting Coordination does not end there. Many parents
have ongoing difficulty in making decisions or settling disputes for many years
post separation. The PC becomes involved in your family and familiar with
your personality conflicts and general communication difficulties. We
make it our business to know your children and to anticipate what is in their
best interest and assist the parents to reach that place. When the
parents are not able to negotiate a resolution with the assistance of the PC,
the PC can then arbitrate and make the decision for them. Quick,
efficient, inexpensive resolution that keeps families out of court.
Parenting Coordinator can:
parents to maintain an existing court order;
through your legal negotiations of a Parenting Plan
and/or negotiate with the parents changes to the parenting plan that
do not involve major changes;
parents about child development and appropriate choices for their
parents in communication with each other about the children;
involvement and cost.
I am often asked who I work for as a Parenting Coordinator,
especially in circumstances where one parent may be paying a higher percentage
of my fee, based on their income.
As a Parenting Coordinator I work on behalf of the children, paid
for by the parents.