Parenting Coordination in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Lake Worth, and Boynton Beach with Andrea Perlin, a Licensed Mental Health Therapist
The purpose of Parenting Coordination is to provide a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process. A Parenting Coordinator assists the parents in creating or implementing a parenting plan that works for their family. Their function provides education and recommendations, taking into consideration the interests of the parents and the court. Each family’s action plan is unique and tailor-made depending on the family circumstances.
The Parenting Coordinator’s principal role is to:
1.To assist the parties in achieving a smooth running parenting time plan with minimum conflict and where agreed upon, recommending to the Court modifications in the plan to better achieve the desired contact between the child or children and their parents or guardians and/or
2.To help the parents to devise a parenting plan that will assist the parents or guardians to reduce the trauma the children experience in high conflict family situations and to assist the Court to find a workable temporary or permanent parenting plan that accommodates the needs and abilities of the children and their parents or guardians and/or
3. To maintain an appropriate demeanor, preserving confidentiality within the confines of the Court Order, and to promote awareness by the parents/guardians of the best interests of the child, or children.
The success of Parenting Coordination is in the “Not”
- Not going to court
- Not calling your attorney
- Not litigating
- Not calling the police
- Not missing holidays and special occasions
- Not fighting with the ex spouse/ex partner
- Not being constantly frustrated and angry in regards to co parenting
How do you get a PC?
If you feel that you and your family could benefit from a Parenting Coordinator, you need to talk this over with your attorney. Parenting Coordinators operate only with a Court Order that specifies their “job” as requested by the Judge in your case. They function as a representative of the Court.
This process is confidential with exceptions in compliance with the Statue 61.125.
Parenting Coordination is hard work for the parents and healthy for the children.