How do I get a Parenting Coordinator?
Sometimes, one or both parents come to the realization that they cannot set their differences aside for the benefit of their children. Every disagreement transforms from a minor skirmish to a major battle. It's exhausting for the parents and its exhausting for the kids. It's also expensive to go back to court for every little thing. Knowing that a Parenting Coordinator can either help resolve these disputes or make a decision to resolve the dispute in a timely and more affordable manner can be a life saver. So, can you just Google "parenting coordinator" and hire one for your kids? You can't do that, but you can petition the court to have a parenting coordinator appointed to your case. Some people have a parenting coordinator appointed in their original parenting plan and some people go back to court years later to have a parenting coordinator appointed. It doesn't matter when a parent asks for a parenting coordinator, it only matters that the parent asks for one.
What to Expect from a Parenting Coordinator
Knowing what to expect (and what not to expect) from a Parenting Coordinator is important. Parents should expect a Parenting Coordinator to be:
- An active listener who asks questions, so they understand the issues.
- A professional and polite person who can be straightforward without being rude.
- Someone who is ultimately looking out for the best interests of the children no matter the motives of either parent.
- An educational person who wants parties to learn the best ways to co-parent with each other.
- An insightful person who wants the parents to discover and learn the best methods to raise their particular children - not just learn the general do's and don'ts or one-size-fits-all parenting advice you can read on the internet.
Seek Legal Counsel
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