Parenting Coordination


What is it all about?

Parenting Coordination is a court ordered service where the judge appoints a qualified impartial person appointed by the judge or by agreement of the parties, motion by one party, or on its own motion, to perform any or all of the following functions: (i) decide certain discretionary issues specified in the order of appointment relating to custody of a minor child; (ii) assist the parties with reaching an agreement to resolve certain custody issues; or (iii) make recommendations to the court and parties. A Parent Coordinator can be useful in situations where both parents have a want to move forward with decisions for their children but are having difficulty moving past impasses. Where other mediators primarily facilitate, and attorney's advocate position, a Parent Coordinator blends traditional roles while remaining impartial and serving what is in the best interest of the child or children.