How Parenting Coordinators Can Help With Your Custody Case
At Reade Law Firm, PC, we value the use of parenting coordinators in custody cases. Together with an experienced attorney, a parenting coordinator can help place the focus of the custody plan on what is best for the kids. So many parents fight over everything and lose track of what is most important.
The biggest advantages to hiring a parenting coordinator include:
1. You will have an impartial third party who really takes the time to get to know what’s happening with your family.
When a child custody case goes to court, often the judge has a few hours to analyze the case and make a decision that he or she feels is in the child’s best interests. In that short amount of time, it can be difficult to really get a full understanding of the big picture.
When you use a parenting coordinator, you have an experienced professional with the background necessary to fully evaluate you and your co-parent’s custody problems. The parenting coordinator examines the situation and then makes decisions for the family. This can go a long way in obtaining a custody agreement that actually is in tune with what is happening in your case.
2. It can help reduce conflict.
Most custody battles happen because either one or both parents refuse to give any ground. They are only concerned with winning and anything less than a full victory is like a loss. Because the stakes are so high, the emotions of the parties often lead to needless arguments that do nothing to help bring these matters to a close.
A parenting coordinator helps remove those emotions from the case. Instead of getting into a seemingly never-ending he said/she said argument, the coordinator can help you push past these feelings and truly focus on the children. You will be able to think more clearly about the actual issues in your case instead of fighting with the other side. This helps you reach a custody and parenting time plan that works for you and your children.
3. A parenting coordinator can help you and the co-parent become more effective at communicating with each other.
This is a significant benefit because many parents often struggle with this aspect of things after the courts have entered a decision. You and the co-parent can learn how to identify issues that have the potential to become more serious disagreements and put a plan in place on how these disputes should be addressed. This can save you significant time, frustration and money by not having to go to court to talk about every problem that needs to be resolved.
Do You Have Questions About Your Custody Case?
We can help you determine if your case would benefit from the use of a parenting coordinator. If you would like to meet with an experienced lawyer to learn more about the options available to you, call our Peabody office at 978-767-4667 or send us an email using our contact form to schedule your consultation.