Parenting Coordination / Arbitration
Conflict resolution can exist outside the Courtroom. Our psychologists can assist parents to reach mutual agreements and maintain empowerment, but when all else fails, our psychologists will render parenting decisions for you.
Parenting Coordination may or may not include the ability of the Parenting Coordinator (PC) to make binding decisions. Parenting Coordination is a Court directed service that defines the role and scope of the PC and is tailored to the specific needs of the family. The PC helps the parties resolve parenting issues and implement parenting arrangements when challenges arise. The PC provides relevant child development research so the parents can make informed agreements. The PC also coaches the parents to communicate more effectively and without involving the child in their conflict.
When Arbitration is included in the scope of the PC role, the PC will first attempt to mediate the parenting issue and if the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the PC will make a binding decision.
The research shows that a child’s adjustment is determined by their parents’ behaviours after separation and divorce. The psychologists at Taylor Clark Psychological Services can help parents navigate the rocky waters of parenting after separation and divorce, and support effective co-parenting.
How we can help:
- Assist parents to reach agreements outside the Courtroom
- Support parents to implement parenting arrangements
- Teach parents skills to communicate effectively