Parenting Coordination

Overview

This section provides information on the appointment of a Parenting Coordinator at the Family Justice Courts (FJC).

In high-conflict parenting situations, disagreements frequently arise over how parenting orders, in particular, access arrangements, are to be carried out by the parents after the divorce. These disagreements prolong the acrimony between the pare

In high-conflict parenting situations, disagreements frequently arise over how parenting orders, in particular, access arrangements, are to be carried out by the parents after the divorce. These disagreements prolong the acrimony between the parents. The children, caught in the middle, may suffer developmental harm as a result of the mental stress engendered.

The children, caught in the middle, may suffer developmental harm as a result of the mental stress engendered.

What is Parenting Coordination?

Parenting Coordination is a scheme which provides for a Parenting Coordinator to be appointed to assist parents, who are separated or divorced, learn to co-parent more co-operatively and effectively. The Parenting Coordinator does this by facilitating the resolution of disputes between parents by providing education, mediation and making recommendations to them. With all these, it is hoped that with the assistance the Parenting Coordinator, parenting plans and access arrangements can be implemented in the most efficacious way possible without parties filing further applications in Court after the conclusion of the divorce proceedings.