When a situation arises in which separated or divorced parents cannot follow a parenting plan, the court may consider appointment of a parent coordinator. The role of a parent coordinator is to:
* Assist the parents in implementation of a parenting plan that may have been agreed upon by the parents themselves or ordered by the court.
* When necessary, make specific decisions regarding the parenting plan within the specific parameters of the court order.
With experience as a parent coordinator himself, Dr. Northman can help an attorney:
* Identify a situation in which appointment of a parent coordinator may be beneficial.
* Review written reports by a parent coordinator.
*Assess oral or written reports made by a client concerning the work of a parent coordinator.