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Parent Coordination

Columbus Parent Coordination Attorneys

Children can never have too many people who love them.

Some families struggle with the co-parenting process. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping parents collaborate with the best interests of their children at heart. Our firm is skilled in creating functional co-parenting systems tailored to the unique situations of every family.

What is Parenting Coordination?

Parenting Coordination is a non-adversarial dispute resolution process that is court ordered or agreed upon by divorced and separated parents who have an ongoing pattern of high conflict and/or litigation about their children (Coates, Deutsch, Starnes, Sullivan, & Sydlik, 2004; Deutsch, Coates, & Fieldstone, 2008; Kelly, 2002, 2008). The underlying principle of the Parenting Coordination intervention is a continuous focus on children’s best interests by the Parenting Coordinator (PC) in working with high conflict parents and in decision-making.

Parenting Coordination is designed to help parents implement and comply with court orders or parenting plans, to make timely decisions in a manner consistent with children’s developmental and psychological needs, to reduce the amount of damaging conflict between caretaking adults to which children are exposed, and to diminish the pattern of unnecessary re-litigation about child related issues.

Parenting Coordination is appropriate pre- or post-decree, though it is most widely used as a post-decree model of intervention for parents who have demonstrated an inability to resolve their disputes through other dispute resolution and adversarial processes such as mediation, initial settlement conferences, and custody evaluations. Arbitration is a central component of the practice of Parenting Coordination, where permitted under state law, local rule, or by court order. Recent research provides some preliminary evidence of the benefits of Parenting Coordination for high-conflict families and for the courts (Henry, et al., 2009; Lally & Higuchi, 2008; Scott et al., 2010).

Is it confidential?

Parenting Coordination is generally not a confidential process. The PCs may be authorized to speak with other professionals involved with the family and the court may require documentation regarding Parenting Coordination interventions and outcomes. PCs do not disclose clients’ records or information except as relevant to the Parenting Coordination process, in emergencies, or as authorized by court order or written agreement of the parties.

Who are considered parents?

In these guidelines, the term “parents” is used generically when referring to any adults who have legal standing and/or have a caretaking role with the children in dispute, for example, grandparents, guardians, other relatives, or non-biological parents.

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Client review of Columbus, Ohio law firm, Galloway Law

We were more than happy with our choice in hiring Britani for our adoption. She was professional, knowledgeable and easy to talk with. She was always available and always had answers that were easy to understand. We would highly recommend her for any adoption needs.

Client review of Columbus, Ohio law firm, Galloway Law

Britani was very through and handled our adoption without difficulties, even though many hurdles were encountered during the process. She always responded quickly to our questions and always had the answers to put us at ease. Thank you Britani!