The Family Law Section
Chris Derry, MSSA, LISW-S
Common Ground Family Services
In some very high-conflict cases, the Domestic Relations Court may appoint a Parent Coordinator to assist the parents with mediating their own differences informally on an ongoing basis as conflicts over parenting time, schedules, transportation, child support, educational and medical decisions, and other issues arise in order to avoid excessive motions and pleadings being filed with the court. Parent Coordination provides an alternative to litigation but allows for the professional Parent Coordinator to act as an arbitrator by making decisions in the child’s best interest when communication between the parents breaks down and they are unable to reach a consensus on their own through Mediation and/or other means. Co-parenting skills training provides hands-on instructional learning for parents who need to improve their communication skills as co-parents but do not have a parent coordinator. This seminar will help family law practitioners understand how parent coordination or co-parenting skills training could support their clients.
* 1.0 general CLE requested
Seminar Materials: Seminar Materials will be available prior to the seminar. To access or download the written materials, please visit www.akronbar.org/materials
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