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What Is Parenting Coordination?

Parenting coordination is a non-litigation-based dispute resolution process that is court ordered or agreed on by divorced or separated parents who have an ongoing pattern of high conflict or litigation regarding their children. It is a technique most often utilized by parents who care deeply about their children, but have demonstrated an inability to resolve their child-related disputes through other processes, such as court, mediation, initial settlement conferences or custody evaluations. The collaborative nature of PC is often the change that is needed in order to stay out of court.

The underlying principle of parenting coordination is an unwavering focus on the children's best interests. Parenting coordination is designed to help parents construct a parenting plan, comply with court orders or parenting plans in a way that is healthy for the children, to make timely decisions that address the children's needs, to reduce the amount of damaging conflict between other adults to whom children are exposed, and to diminish the pattern of unnecessary court appearances over child-related issues.

For a free consultation to discuss your goals and concerns, contact us today. We advise and represent clients in Ann Arbor and throughout southern Michigan.

Attorneys Who Understand How To Make Parenting Coordination Work For You

There are many benefits to enlisting the help of a skilled attorney who understands parenting coordination and knows how to make it work for you and your family. At Collis & Griffor, PC, we have over 30 years of collective experience helping good people just like you make it through the difficult process of being a good parent over the course of a divorce.

Although the parenting coordination process will differ from case to case — depending on factors such as court orders and instructions, level of attorney engagement and parental cooperation — a parenting coordinator (PC) will always be appointed and attempt to work with the parents in order to find a process that works best for the family.

The Parenting Coordinator

The number of sessions a PC has with the parents will vary, depending upon the disputed issues. There is no set number of sessions a PC may have with the parents. This process is worked out between the parents and the PC, although the court may set deadlines that need to be met.

A PC is often a very effective case manager in a case involving multiple professionals. A PC can keep track of the recommendations of these professionals, and prevent overlap between spheres of influence. Cases with multiple professionals can be quite chaotic and inefficient; a PC is well-placed to help the parents and the court manage these various roles and efforts.

A PC is required to be impartial, with no bias toward either parent aside from that parent's actions in the PC process that affect the children. In other words, a PC may tell the court positive or negative things about a parent – this does not prevent a PC from being impartial.

If you are considering parenting coordination, call Collis & Griffor, PC, today at 734-707-9408 or contact us online to set up an appointment for a free consultation. We advise and represent clients in Ann Arbor and throughout southern Michigan.

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