Parenting Coordination (PC)
Parent Coordination is designed to assist parents in establishing and maintaining a healthy co-parenting relationship by reducing conflict and the risk factors that influence a child’s post divorce adjustment. It is an extensive service intended for trained professionals to use in collaboration with the courts. Through education, collaboration and case management, the family’s progress is monitored to ensure that parents are fulfilling their obligations to their child while complying with the recommendations of the court. Most court orders are for one or two years duration.
The role of the parent coordinator is determined by the authority granted in the court order. In general, court orders assign Parent Coordinators the ability to mediate disputes between the parties and to make binding decisions when parents can’t agree. Parenting Coordination includes some basic components, such as educating, monitoring, mediating and parenting assistance.
Unless otherwise indicated by the court order or guardian recommendation, the parenting coordinator assumes the responsibilities outlined above. The parenting coordinator has full discretion regarding program implementation including but not limited to modification of time sharing plans (parenting time) as well as recommending additional educational and /or therapeutic resources, evaluations and therapeutic or supervised visitation. It is understood that the parent coordinator cannot change overall time sharing or the legal custody status of the children. View Guidelines for Parenting Coordination.
Fee: $2000 retainer