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Parenting coordination for custody offers an alternative to court

Divorced parents struggling to agree on or implement a parenting plan will soon have another tool at their disposal: parenting coordination. This process allows adversarial parents to work with a skilled coordinator who will help them try to overcome conflicts and make decisions about their custody issues. This form of alternative dispute resolution can help avoid unnecessary re-litigation, while ensuring a parenting plan that is in the child's best interests.

Parental alienation: What it is, what parents can do about it

A parent's greatest fear in the wake of a divorce can be losing time and a quality relationship with their children. And unfortunately, divorce can adversely impact a parent-child relationship, especially if one parent engages in parental alienation.

What to consider when discussing child custody

Child custody orders are critical tools for parents who are not in an intact family, and securing a fair order should be a top priority when parents separate. While people might expect the courts to design these orders, oftentimes, it is the parents who do so through mediation or collaboration.

Parents: Why it's important to have formal court orders in place

When parents separate or divorce, the relationship may not end overnight. There can be a transition period where spouses attempt to reconcile or live separately in the same home. This may be ideal for two parents who want to spend as much time as possible with their children, but what happens when the reconciliation efforts fail? 

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