Parent Coordination is a form of dispute resolution for co-parents navigating through high conflict divorce and custody matters. Co-parents are guided through the process of practicing healthy communication that is centered around their child. Services require appointment through the custody matter, through the judge. It is never to early or late to begin!
Divorce and Co-Parenting Consulting and Coaching
This is a customizable approach that does not require a court appointment and works for families with mild to moderate conflict levels. The main goal is to help parents learn how to work together while reducing the amount of stress their children experience due to their conflicts.
This service can occur just once, take place over a short-term period or be ongoing. It can be conducted individually or jointly.
Consultations and coaching can be done in person, through phone contact or through email.
Through this service, parents:
Have an informed, neutral party to help resolve conflicts pertaining to parenting decisions.
Learn effective co-parenting communication skills
Discover healthy ways to address and reduce conflict
Determine the best modes for inter-parental communication and interactions
Learn to make parenting decisions together
Find ways to reduce the negative impact divorce can have on children
Ascertain the best way to talk to their children about separation and divorce
Can determine when and how to introduce children to a dating partner
Please note that when conflict levels are high, I recommend the parenting coordination service.
Custody Evaluation is a court ordered/appointed service that evaluates the two co-parents homes, which gives the parents a chance to voice their concerns to a professional in the areas of child development and mental health. Courts often ask co-parents to participate in this service when there are allegations of family violence, high conflict, significant mental health problems, concerns about the co-parent's significant other, substance abuse, and alienation or estrangement of children. The information gathered can aid the court in making decisions around custody and visitation.