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Parenting co-ordination still misunderstood by courts

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 8:49 AM | By Steven Benmor

As family law in Ontario has evolved, there has been a growing recognition that the solutions to many of the parenting disputes brought before the Ontario courts is not legal but psychosocial.

Parenting co-ordination is a service provided by lawyers and mental health professionals with expertise in family law that helps parents make responsible parenting decisions. Parenting co-ordinators provide services that include parenting education, coaching, communication assistance, facilitation of decision-making and, in case of a disagreement that the parents cannot resolve, the parenting co-ordinator can adjudicate...