Do you have a high conflict case? Do you have a case with significant parenting concerns? Parent Coordination Services may be the solution. But when do you know if it’s time to contact a parenting coordinator, or a family law attorney that specializes in parenting coordination? This is usually a big transition for any family. Some components make it more difficult than others and there can be signs that a parenting coordinator could be beneficial to your post-divorce peace-of-mind parenting with an ex-spouse, or whatever the family situation may involve.
WHAT IS A PARENTING COORDINATOR?
Ohio Supreme Court parenting coordination rules adopted in 2014 help local courts that wish to use a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process to assist families in implementing parental rights and responsibilities or companionship time orders. The parenting coordinator facilitates the resolution of parenting disputes in a timely manner, educates parents about children’s needs, and makes decisions within the scope of the appointment and court order.
Ten Signs You May Benefit From a Parenting Coordinator
Parenting coordination can be appropriate in cases when there has been:
1) unsuccessful mediation
2) limited or no contact between child and parent
3) restricted access between child and family members
4) interference with parent’s access to child’s records/information
5) a high rate of litigation
6) frequent lawyer changes
7) ongoing disagreements about parenting time schedules
8) history of extreme and/or ongoing parental conflict
9) a need for ongoing or frequent adjustments to the parenting time schedule
10) a medical/psychological condition of the child and/or both parents.
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