Parenting coordination is a non-confidential process for conflicted divorced or divorcing parents to assist with co-parenting issues and in determining the best interests of children. A parenting coordinator's goal is to help parents resolve conflict by reaching agreements or, if necessary, by issuing written recommendations when the parents are unable to agree. The parties and their attorneys (if retained) will submit an order to the Court appointing a parenting coordinator for a specific term with authority over specific issues. This process can be cost-effective as the parties are sharing the expense of one neutral party and avoiding contested court hearings on a regular basis.
Here is a list of issues that are commonly referred to the parenting coordinator:
- Transportation and transfers of the child(ren) between parents;
- Daily routines;
- Extracurricular activities & expenses;
- Communication issues between the parents;
- School related issues;
- Compliance with Court Orders;
- Participation of third parties in parenting time;
- Child care;
- Vacations & holidays;
- Any other specific issues that the parents agree to submit to the parenting coordinator.
To read more specific details on parenting coordinators in Michigan, see the following statute: MCL 722.27c.
Jessica's parenting coordinator hourly rate is $200. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 531-8554 for more information specific to your case.