Dedicated Coordinators Helping Parents Take The Next Steps
In highly contested divorce and custody cases, the court may choose to appoint or the parties may agree upon the appointment of a parent coordinator. This individual may be an attorney or a mental health professional. The coordinator will meet with parents for a time period following or even during the divorce in an effort to assist in resolving parenting issues and disputes that may arise, working through the problems and achieving a constructive resolution. At Cross Glazier Reed Burroughs, PC, our lawyers are experienced in providing parent coordinator services to families.
The Benefits Of A Coordinator
The goal of a coordinator is to ease the family’s transition into co-parenting and the new dynamics of the divorce decree. The process is often court-ordered, and the parents must pay for the service. However, many people find that it minimizes arguing between the parents as well as the amount of time that parents spend with their attorneys in court following the final decree, saving both parties money in the long run.
Indiana has recently updated the state’s guidelines on custody and parenting time. The new guidelines emphasize the child’s need for a strong, loving relationship with both parents and encourage shared parenting. They include many changes to visitation schedules and parenting plans. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate these requirements and explain which portions may apply to your situation.
Resolving Parenting Time And Visitation Issues Efficiently
As veteran family law attorneys, we understand common sticking points and reasons for disputes as well as how emotionally charged this time is for parents and children alike. We provide solutions and strategies for working through these disputes for both the best interests of the children and the long-term viability of the parenting arrangement. We also understand the court’s guidelines and requirements for a shared parenting plan.
Our lawyers often work with cases involving additional complexities, such as immigration issues, cultural factors and religious concerns. These considerations can create difficulty with specific issues, including nontraditional holidays. Our attorneys provide knowledgeable guidance in working through these complexities and providing viable solutions for the parents.