Working through the logistics of child care during a divorce is just one more mental tax on spouses. Even if both parties agree on everything, it is still a tough task. When tensions enflame and neither parent chooses to budget, it may get worse.
Parenting coordinators are court-appointed individuals who serve a divorcing/divorced couple by engaging in skilled arbitration and management — sometimes regardless of parents’ wishes. A PC may remain on a case for years, depending on the situation. According to the American Psychological Association, 8-15% of divorced couples retain a deep intensity of feelings long after their divorce. These emotions can affect their children, and a PC helps to keep the best interests of the children at the forefront.
PCs help you when parents want
A PC is not just a manager or lawyer, but a mediator trained in psychological awareness and strategies that assist parents in keeping their children safe. If either parent makes a motion to the courts for one, this equips both of them with a vital tool that may help the transition of custody and child care during this difficult time.
PCs help parents when they must
According to FindLaw’s reference of Colorado statutes, a court may appoint a divorced couple a PC but only if the case meets particular requirements:
- It fails to implement the devised parenting plan
- The couple fails to come to a compromise through mediation
- The court deems a PC serves the children’s best interests
A PC strives to provide a safe environment and reduce conflict by providing co-parents with parental guidance and coaching. PCs want what is best for the case but aim to be impartial to the conflicts at hand. They can be an excellent tool to ease parents’ minds.