Resources for effective co-parenting

A parenting coordinator (often a mental health professional) assists parents who are separating or are divorced, manage their Parenting Plan. A parenting coordinator can practice mediation and arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution option (ADR).

My hope, as a Parenting Coordinator, is that these resources will help you to navigate the journey of co-parenting. If you have questions or need more information, contact me.

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The role of a Parenting Coordinator

In the summer of 2011, the Attorney General implemented a program whereby divorcing couples are required to attend an information session to introduce them to alternatives to litigation. Ex’s no longer have to return to their lawyer and wait for their day in court to address poorly defined issues in their separation or divorce agreements. They now can enlist the assistance of several professions, including a Parenting Coordinator (PC). Find out the benefits of working with a PC.

Creating a Parenting Plan

A parenting plan is a document that describes how parents will share their children after marital separation. It covers important topics like time sharing arrangements and provisions for making up for missed time with children. Find out the benefits of working with a PC to draft this plan.

Changing Your Parenting Plan

Sometimes separated or divorced parents discover that their existing parenting plan is not working well for them. Prior to 2011, parents had only one avenue to amend their parenting plan and that was through the Family Court System. Now parents can make amendments by working with a PC. Find out the benefits of working with a PC to amend a plan.

Working with a Parenting Coordinator

Working with a Parenting Coordinator to amend your parenting plan generally has three stages: screening, mediation and arbitration. This article explains each stage in the process of working with a PC.