A parenting coordinator is a neutral decision-maker who works with parents in high-conflict parenting situations to try to help them resolve matters by consensus or, if they cannot reach an agreement, makes a Determination to decide the matter. The parenting coordinator can be appointed either by court order, or by agreement between the parties, usually once there is an order or agreement in place that deals with the parenting schedule.
The parenting coordinator can help the parties deal with day-to-day conflicts on a variety of parenting issues, ranging from location and times of exchanges of the children, to communication issues, to deciding which school the children should attend.
The goal is to keep the parents out of the court system, and minimize conflict between the parents.
Katherine’s approach is child-focused. She has been a member of the BC Parenting Coordinator Roster Society since 2014.