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Parent Coordination

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.