If nothing else, we love our children and will typically do anything for them. That includes, working with a co-parent that can be absolutely difficult to deal with. However, for the best interest of your child, it is important to understand the other parents needs and rights to be in their child’s life. In some cases, a parenting coordinator is necessary when parents cannot come to a resolution on their own. Because of this, it is important to understand what a parenting coordinator is as it could save the relationship between your child and both parents. Therefore, if you or loved one is seeking information in this area, it is important to speak with an experienced North Carolina child custody attorney to best help you with your situation.
Parenting coordinators are often used in high conflict custody cases. Usually appointed by the courts, parenting coordinators, generally can help clients reach an amicable settlement outside of court as it pertains to their child and working with one another for the benefit of their child. Most of the time, courts favor equal custody whereas both parents have the ability to be in the lives of their child. Parenting coordinators try to help parents understand the needs of their child and to try to encourage parents to maintain a partnership for the benefit of their child. The first step in this process is ensuring that both parents leave their personal feelings about the other parent out of the conversation regarding their child and to understand that both parents want what is best for their child. The second suggestion, is to never speak negatively about the other parent in front of your child as to not stifle the relationship between the two. If these two things can occur, there is a possible relationship for the betterment of the child that can be successful for all involved.
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It is not always easy to work with a parent that you are no longer involved with. This is especially the case when you and your co-parent ended a relationship on bad terms. Though you may be frustrated, there is a way for your child not to suffer because of the decisions of you and your co-parent and this way comes in the form of a parenting coordinator. If you or a loved one is seeking information in this area, it is invaluable to speak with an experienced North Carolina attorney at The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary to help you determine the best strategies to help your child have both parents involved in their life. Contact our office today for a consultation so that we can help you all move forward in life. Contact our office today!