What is a Parenting Coordinator?
Parenting Coordination began gaining recognition in the 1990’s and continues to be a well-provided tool. The gains from such could be tremendous depending on the willing participation of the partners. As a Parent Coordinator I focus on keeping the calm, allowing everyone to share his or her feelings/beliefs, and most importantly resolve issues in order to avoid lengthy court battles and subjecting the children to meet with Law Guardians, Judges, and possibly have to go through a trial or therapy. Most importantly, if we are successful, the children do not have to pick sides.
Whether parents agree on a course of action for their children or not, many need help sorting things out for the sake of their kids.
Why Use a Parenting Coordinator?
The course of the divorce process is commonly one of conflict, heightened anger, anxiety, diminished communication, and sadness or depression for both or just one of the partners, as well as possibly the children. Although the majority of parents significantly diminish their anger and conflict within a couple of years, many do continue to engage in conflict in the years following divorce.
Generally, these groups of parents are not able to settle their child-related disputes in custody mediation, through lawyer-assisted negotiations, or on their own. Instead, they turn to litigation and utilize disproportionate resources. Some may even develop (or have) psychological problems, which may interfere with their parenting, and possibly expose their children to intense conflict and/or domestic violence.
Parenting Coordination is a non-adversarial dispute resolution process that is either court ordered or agreed upon by the parties who have an ongoing pattern of high conflict and/or litigation about their children.
Divorce is hard enough on the children. Don’t destroy them in the process of fighting for what you believe in. Let me help you come to a happy median.
I’m happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.