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Is a parenting coordinator necessary?

For Houston parents going through a divorce it can be an extremely stressful time. There are many intricacies of a divorce that vary from couple to couple. They can include property division, alimony and children's issues -- including visitation and child support. Children are one of the biggest stumbling blocks for parents who are divorcing and a parenting coordinator may be a good person to add to a divorce team.

Parenting coordinators work with parents to resolve their parenting conflicts outside of the courtroom. They come in handy for couples who are spending too much time and money on litigation. Examples of when the fighting goes too far include when parents argue over whether a child has an allergy when there is a doctor report showing the allergy or when parents fight over who is going to pay for school uniforms, or can't agree about what school is best for their child, plus thousands of other situations. The constant bickering between the parents can negatively affect the children and can lead to excessive money being spent on litigation.

When a family is going through a divorce parents try to not involve the children. But a divorce is complicated and many matters will affect children no matter how shielded they can be. A legal professional skilled in divorce can help a person navigate the intricacies of a divorce. They know that each divorce is unique and each person has different needs both during the divorce and after. An attorney understands how important it is that a person emerges from a divorce ready for the new chapter in their lives and at peace with the divorce.

Parenting conflicts during a divorce can be numerous. A parenting coordinator may be able to help a couple work out their differences and minimize the impact that their disagreements may be having on the kids.

Source: huffingtonpost.com, "Signs it's time to engage a parenting coordinator", Diane J. Danois, Sep. 2, 2013

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