The parenting coordinator meets with both parents and works with them to reach a solution and/or to determine how to manage their Parenting Plan.
Through discussion several resolution options will be explored. Parents maintain control of what solution options are considered. The final decision, if they can reach one, is the solution they both agree on.
At times, parents simply cannot agree on a solution. In these cases the parenting coordinator will make the decision based on input from the parents and in the best interests of the child.
Working with a parenting coordinator is most likely to result in a decision that the parents like and it is much less expensive than going to court. And, the communication skills parents develop in this process may be helpful for future decision making or problem solving.
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