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Parenting Coordination

In high-conflict separations or divorces, parenting issues may arise with greater frequency that continue to bring parents back to Court for resolution. In order to assist parents with their parenting needs, Judy will act as a Parenting Coordinator for both parents and their children in order to protect  and sustain safe, healthy and meaningful parent-child relationships.

What is Parenting Coordination?

A Parenting Coordinator is a neutral person to whom parents can turn to when in dispute on matters relating to their children. Parents may access the service of a Parenting Coordinator in a more timely fashion and costs are almost always less than going to Court.

A Parenting Coordinator (referred to as PC) works together with parents to assist them in implementing their previously agreed to and/or court ordered parenting plans expeditiously and in a manner that protects their children from ongoing parental conflict. A PC also educates parents to develop more effective problem solving and communication skills regarding the impact of parental conflict on their child’s development

Parenting Coordination uses both mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes about parenting issues as they arise from time to time once the parents have reached a final order or agreement dealing with custody and guardianship of and access to their children.

What decisions can a Parenting Coordinator make?

Decisions that a Parenting Coordinator may resolve when the parties cannot agree include such things as:

·        Extra-curricular activities and lessons

·        Parent communication

·        Management of clothing and belongings between two homes

·        Vacation schedules

·        Telephone access

·        Child-rearing issues

·        The time of and parental conduct during transitions including date, time, place, means of transportation and transporter

·        Temporary and minor changes or clarification of  parenting time schedule/access schedules including vacation, holidays, and temporary variation from the existing parenting plan

·        Religious observances and education

·        Children’s travel and passport arrangements

·        Alteration of appearance of the children (haircuts, piercing)

·        Health care management (medical, dental, orthodontic, vision care, psychotherapy)

·        Role and contact with significant others and extended families

·        Substance abuse assessment or testing for either or both parents or a child, including access to results

·        Parenting classes for either or both parents

Parenting coordinators do not arbitrate a change to the custody provisions or substantial changes to the residential schedule or determine a re-location nor do they conduct child custody and access assessments or therapy. Financial matters are typically excluded as well.



Contact Information: judy@baskerville.ca

Telephone: (204) 479-8296  FAX: (204) 895-2280
Office address: 82 Balmoral Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1X4