A “Parenting Coordinator” and Highly Contested Cases

In Child Custody, Parenting by Sarah Hink

In our years of practice, child custody cases have comprised some of the most contentious, bitter fights that we have seen. It isn’t difficult to understand why: it involves a parent’s rights to their children. And in any custody dispute involving suitable parents, it is inevitable that each child is going to see their parent less than when the parents were together. This prospect can put any parent on edge. In addition, the issues between the parents that ended their relationship get worse, and not better when battling over the children. For some particularly difficult cases, it is appropriate or necessary to get a “parenting coordinator” involved in a custody case. What is a Parenting Coordinator? A parenting coordinator is a person who is appointed by a court in a …