Parent Coordination in North Carolina
In North Carolina, a parent coordinator may be appointed by a judge or with consent of the parties in a high-conflict custody case. The parent coordinator’s role is as specified by the judge in the court order, which may include helping the parents identify disputed custody issues, reduce misunderstandings, clarify priorities, explore possibilities of compromise, develop methods of collaboration in parenting, and comply with the court’s custody order. In addition, in most cases, the parent coordinator is given decision-making authority over certain disputed custody issues, such as health care or education, in the event of a disagreement by the parents.
Parent coordinators work with both parents, and the coordinator’s fees are typically equally divided by the parents.
These Wake Family Law Group attorneys are certified parent coordinators: