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.
Whether out of necessity to take a new job or simply based on a desire to move, there may come a time when a custodial parent wants to relocate with the child. However, Pennsylvania law prevents a parent from moving without the court’s authorization if the move will impact the custodial rights of the non-custodial parent.