Divorce is hands down the most painful and stressful period in anyone’s life. Compounding this stress, divorcing parents are asked to make decisions with the best interest of their children in mind while amid an adversarial legal battle. Often, divorcing parents need the assistance of a Parent Coordinator to help design and implement a parenting plan that allows all parties to move forward and build a healthy new life. But what exactly is a Parent Coordinator?

You may be scared to allow a third party to assist with the delicate and often complex issues surrounding child-related disagreements between you and your ex-spouse. This article can alleviate some of your fears and enlighten you on how a parent coordinator can benefit your family.

Parent Coordinators are Divorce Mediators

Divorce mediators in Tampa are professionals trained in conflict resolution who act as a neutral third party in the conflict resolution process.   Parent coordinators are mediators who have extensive knowledge and understanding of child development. A Parent Coordinator has ample experience in helping families through the hills and valleys of separation, divorce, and remarriage. A Parent Coordinator has a vested interest in helping your family survive and thrive and to begin the process of moving forward to build a new family structure that brings security and continuity for your children.

Parent Coordinators and Divorce Coaching in Florida

To begin, the Parent Coordinator meets with both parents separately to better understand the issues causing conflict.  The transition from parenting in one home to going it alone as a single co-parent can be difficult, confusing, and lonely. A Parent Coordinator can help you manage your brain through this transition. A Parent Coordinator can guide you toward effective communication with your ex-spouse, educate you on conflict resolution, and provide sensible insights into problem-solving skills. Amazingly, by just controlling your side of the conflict, you and your children will reap the benefits of decreased turmoil and peace. A Parent Coordinator can guide the structuring and implementation of a parenting plan so that each parent has a clear road map of their days, weeks, months, and years of timesharing with the children.

A Parent Coordinator’s Goals for Your Family:

-The child is shielded from conflict.

-The child is allowed to love both parents.

-The co-parenting relationship is improved.

-The co-parents have increased cooperation.

-Parenting plans are clarified and implemented with no discord.

-The co-parents respect their children enough to eliminate conflict in their presence.

-Each child has two homes where they are loved, cherished, and allowed to develop normally.

The PC’s goal is to work her way out of a job….when the divorced family no longer needs a  parent coordinator!