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Parenting co-ordinators can turn down heat

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Simon Hally

It was the most difficult child custody case in Ronak Leena Yousefi’s experience as a family lawyer in Vancouver. It had been in and out of the courts for seven years, sometimes three or four times in one month, with some hearings lasting a full day or two. The child was developing anxiety symptoms as her parents battled over the tiniest details of her life.

Eventually a judge appointed a parenting co-ordinator to handle the case. That was more than two years ago, and since then...