In high-conflict separations or divorces, parenting issues may arise with greater frequency that continue to bring parents back to Court for resolution. In order to assist parents with their parenting needs, Judy will act as a Parenting Coordinator for both parents and their children in order to protect and sustain safe, healthy and meaningful parent-child relationships.
What decisions can a Parenting Coordinator make?
Decisions that a Parenting Coordinator may resolve when the parties cannot agree include such things as:
· Extra-curricular activities and lessons
· Parent communication
· Management of clothing and belongings between two homes
· Vacation schedules
· Telephone access
· Child-rearing issues
· The time of and parental conduct during transitions including date, time, place, means of transportation and transporter
· Temporary and minor changes or clarification of parenting time schedule/access schedules including vacation, holidays, and temporary variation from the existing parenting plan
· Religious observances and education
· Children’s travel and passport arrangements
· Alteration of appearance of the children (haircuts, piercing)
· Health care management (medical, dental, orthodontic, vision care, psychotherapy)
· Role and contact with significant others and extended families
· Substance abuse assessment or testing for either or both parents or a child, including access to results
· Parenting classes for either or both parents
Parenting coordinators do not arbitrate a change to the custody provisions or substantial changes to the residential schedule or determine a re-location nor do they conduct child custody and access assessments or therapy. Financial matters are typically excluded as well.
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