Category Archives: Parenting Coordinator

7 Tips for Talking to Kids About Divorce

by: Julia Rodgers Divorce impacts everyone differently, and children are no exception. Oftentimes, the way in which a divorce plays out can affect the magnitude of such an impact. During times of transition, such as divorce, one of the best ways to help children adjust in a healthy way is to talk about it. Opening…
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What is a Parenting Coordinator and do I need one?

By: Christina Pashou As a parent, you have the right to parent your child(ren) as you see fit. However, this often results in conflict, if you and your child’s other parent do not agree on certain child related matters. In high-conflict separations or divorces, parenting issues may arise with greater frequencies that continue to bring…
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Parenting Coordinator: Rules for the Rule-makers

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and the use of parenting coordinators (PC) in the context of family law litigation has gained popularity in recent years. Many ADR options, such as mediation and conciliation, provide an opportunity for the parties rather than a Court, to resolve issues, such as a plan for sharing custody of the children.…
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MA Appeals Court Decision: Parenting Coordinators

In September, the Massachusetts Appeals Court entered a decision regarding the appointment of parenting coordinators in Massachusetts. The underlying case was a modification action regarding the appointment of a parenting coordinator to assist the parties in resolving disputed issues relating to shared legal custody of their children. In the parties' Separation Agreement, the parties agreed…
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