Chicago Parenting Coordinator
Northwest Indiana Parenting Coordinator
"Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said." ~Author Unknown
Extensive research has shown that parental conflict causes mental, physical, and social damage to children, but despite everyone’s best efforts and intentions, sometimes parents just cannot get along. When parents cannot get along, they often cannot co-parent without tremendous conflict – resulting in repeat litigation, large attorneys’ fees, and damaged children.
A Parenting Coordinator can help high-conflict couples learn to "parallel parent" thereby protecting both parties’ assets and the children’s mental and physical health. Parenting Coordinators, in effect, act as an “on-call” referee between the parents. Each time the parents cannot agree on where to drop off a child, who should pay for soccer camp, whether Susie is old enough to get her ears pierced, or whether the internet is evil, rather enter into a heated debate in front of the children or call the attorneys and ask for a court hearing; disagreeing parents are able to call their Parenting Coordinator who will hear both sides, try to resolve the issue through conversation, and, if all else fails, promptly decide the issue for the parents. Parenting Coordinators also send regular reports to the court so, in the event of future litigation, the court will have the most up-to-date information about the family available for review.
If you would prefer to minimize interactions between you and the other parent of your children and also protect your children from conflict, contact Rebecca about our Parenting Coordinator services. Income Based Sliding Fee and Flat Fee pricing is available.
Rebecca Billick Attorney & Mediator